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Helena: I don't believe in scary ghosts

Opinion I don't believe in spooks, at least not in the way ghosts are shown in movies as evil, supernatural beings out to get you. Maybe they just want us to know we’re not...

 

Rodriguez: Price of cheap gas too high

Opinion When I was in high school, Dad would give us money to go buy him cigarettes. Of course we needed gas in the green van to buy those cigarettes. And we couldn’t buy...

 

Opinion: Price of cheap gasoline too high

Local columnist When I was in high school, Dad would give us money to go buy him cigarettes. Of course we needed gas in the green van to buy those cigarettes. And we couldn’t buy cigarettes without cruising “The Drag.” And... Full story

 

Rodriguez: Teach kids value of service

Opinion We need to teach our children, that, although they may mean the world to us, the world doesn’t revolve around them. My thoughts when my daughter Laura showed me an...

 

Opinion: Service part of being royalty

Local columnist We need to teach our children, that, although they may mean the world to us, the world doesn’t revolve around them. My thoughts when my daughter Laura showed me an adorable outfit that read, “Crown me.” Laura...

 

Opinion: Goliath now a snowstorm story

Local columnist I’m thinking there just may be a baby boom in September, following last month’s Goliath snow storm. People cooped up in their homes for days, forced to talk to each other. Cook. Eat. Sleep. And … surf. On...

 

Rodriguez: Blame it on social media

Opinion I’m thinking there just may be a baby boom in September, following last month’s Goliath snow storm. People cooped up in their homes for days, forced to talk to each...

 

Opinion: Christmas not over 'til arrival of three kings

Local columnist To have an epiphany is to have an “a-ha” moment. The light suddenly lights up. But what about the real Epiphany? That would be today. Jan. 6. Happy Epiphany. Feliz Dia de Los Reyes. Epiphany is a “hallelujah... Full story

 

Rodriguez: I'm making my own list and checking it twice

We’re about to reach our sweet 16. It seems like just yesterday, or was it three years ago, that the world was about to end. Hello 2016. It’s only days away. Let’s light 16 ca...

 

Rodriguez: Keep Christ in Christmas

Easter isn’t about bunnies, just like Christmas isn’t about elves, not even elves on the shelves. But it’s not Santa Claus who is coming. Jesus is coming. That’s what... Full story

 

Keep Christ in Christmas

Local columnist Easter isn’t about bunnies, just like Christmas isn’t about elves, not even elves on the shelves. But it’s not Santa Claus who is coming. Jesus is coming. That’s what Christmas is about. It’s not about... Full story

 

Sometimes words are actions

Local columnist Do actions speak louder than words? Sometimes it takes words to ignite action. Otherwise, how will people know what we want? How will they know when we had enough? And how will God know when we can’t do it alone?...

 

Rodriguez: Prayer, action, God can fix this

Do actions speak louder than words? Sometimes it takes words to ignite action. Otherwise, how will people know what we want? How will they know when we had enough? And how will God... Full story

 

Happy saints day, Johnny

Local columnist To all the people named Juan out there, happy “dia de su santo.” This can include all the Johns, Johnnys, John Boys, Dear Johns, Juanitos, Juanellos and, in Italia, to all named Giovanni. “Dia de su Santo...

 

Rodriguez: Happy 'dia de su santo' to every Juan

To all the people named Juan out there, happy “dia de su santo.” This can include all the Johns, Johnnys, John Boys, Dear Johns, Juanitos, Juanellos and, in Italia, to all...

 

Christmas season good time to talk about mercy

Local columnist One of the most memorable Christmas cards I received, I think it was from Sister Margaret McTaggart, depicted Baby Jesus lying in a manger with the words, “A God who could become so small can only mean mercy and...

 

Rodriguez: Little mercy does a lot of good

One of the most memorable Christmas cards I received, I think it was from Sister Margaret McTaggart, depicted Baby Jesus lying in a manger with the words, “A God who could become... Full story

 

Never been part of turkey team

Thursday is the big Turkey Day. The busiest-cooking-before-the-busiest-shopping-day-of-the-year. That’s enough to petrify a poultry panicked person. Say that three times. And...

 

Rodriguez: Holiday offers best of both worlds

Thursday is the big Turkey Day. The busiest-cooking-before-the-busiest-shopping-day-of-the-year. That’s enough to petrify a poultry panicked person. Say that three times. And...

 

We’re smarter than we think

Local columnist I was watching the TV game show “Family Feud” with my daughter, Laura, and son-in-law Nino recently. It featured an Asian family, The Oh-Hos, verses an African-American family. I asked, “How come there are...

 

Rodriguez: Somos más inteligentes de lo que pensamos

Estaba viendo la programación de TV recientemente, del juego "Family Feud" con mi hija, Laura y yerno Nino. Apare una familia de asiática, el Oh-Hos, versos una familia...

 

Rodriguez: We're smarter than we think

I was watching the TV game show “Family Feud” with my daughter, Laura, and son-in-law Nino recently. It featured an Asian family, The Oh-Hos, verses an African-American family.... Full story

 

Multiculturalism brings different flavor to the table

Local columnist I wrote recently about famed writer Rudolfo Anaya. It’s ashamed to call him a “New Mexico writer.” He’s a nationally known Hispanic writer. He broke the regional borders. I wonder when historical borders...

 

Rodriguez: Multiculturalism brings different flavor to the table

I wrote recently about famed writer Rudolfo Anaya. It’s a shame to call him a “New Mexico writer.” He’s a nationally known Hispanic writer. He broke the regional borders. I...

 

Rodriguez: Sabor diferente de multiculturalismo se trae a la mesa

Recientemente escribí sobre un escritor famoso, Rudolfo Anaya. Es vergüensoso llamarlo un "escritor de Nuevo México". Es un escritor de hispanos, conocido al nivel nacional....

 

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