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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    April 5, 2020

Opinion: Nervous time in career life

Boredom overtook us and we began playing Facebook games. Have you seen the one that asks you to share 10 jobs, nine you’ve actually done and one made up that you haven’t ever held. It sounded...

 

Life's not the same, but it'll do for now

This past week wasn’t the first time by a stretch I’ve attended meetings virtually, but it was the most I’ve ever attended in a week. Heck it might have been more than I attended all last year....

 

Terry: Keep faith, and this will pass

We’ve all been called this week to hunker down. We’re all learning that is easier said than done. We’re used to going to work or school every weekday and going to a restaurant or a store nearly...

 

Coronavirus common sense: Let's pull together

We are learning a new term this month called “social distancing.” I suggest that maybe what is really needed is probably “social media distancing.” Watching the stock market, I could tell... Full story

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    March 1, 2020

Hard to worry about coronavirus when you have flu

It’s really hard to get worried about a worldwide pandemic when you’re already suffering from the flu. As the fear surrounding the coronavirus spread last week so did the symptoms my body was...

 

Washington major force in shaping country

I spent six hours last week with the first president of our great nation. Or at least the History Channel’s retelling of George Washington’s story. Most of us grew up in a classroom with a...

 

Politics need a little peace, compromise and politeness

I started pondering Chief Ouray the other day and wondered what he could teach us in this politically charged day in which we’re living. For those of you who never lived on the banks of the...

 

Sometimes no avoiding snow, even in New Mexico

I think I moved back to New Mexico to escape driving in and shoveling snow. This year that plan was working out well until the dang groundhog reared his head. I found myself in the mountain enclave...

 

Rest in peace, Mr. Peanut - if you really are dead

May he forever roast in peace. Mr. Peanut is dead at 104. I couldn’t believe it either. Planters was actually killing off the mascot that has had goober-lovers shelling out for shelled peanuts since...

 

Wish I could call my dad up on heavenly cell phone in a pinch

I never had a phone conversation with my father while he was on his cell phone. There was never a lot of conversation of any kind between us but it struck me the other day that even though he carried...

 

Starting to lose my grasp on business principles

I’ve always prided myself on understanding various types of business and business principles, but I fear I’m starting to lose my grasp. Take for instance the idea of employing customer service...

 

Blessed with great, strong role models for grandmothers

I was blessed with strong women for grandmothers. They were great role models to me and to my parents as well. Just knowing what they’d been through and what they regularly did meant you weren’t...

 

It's tumbleweed season in New Mexico - and elsewhere

On a recent trip to Lubbock, rolling along the road, I found it impossible to dodge a killer tumbleweed. The darn thing lodged itself under my bumper, then migrated further back beneath the...

 

Willing to overlook a lot for a good horse opera

I love Westerns, both movie and television. They’re the ultimate in escapism if you ask me. I drive my wife crazy telling her the inaccuracies I see in movies and television, but I’m pretty...

 

Never hidden a pickle on my Christmas tree

Ever hid a pickle on your Christmas tree? Neither have I. It’s pretty strange that the guy whose family keeps the Christmas eve gift tradition alive wouldn’t know anything about this holiday...

 

Christmas at paternal grandparents' was constant commotion

Last week I wrote about Christmas at my maternal grandparents’. So in the interest of equal time I thought I would give you a little insight into what Christmas was like at my Terry grandparents...

 

Thinking back to a space-age Christmas tree

It’s not Christmas until there’s snow or a Christmas tree or snow on a Christmas tree. We’ve already had the snow so my plan is to get the tree up this weekend. Growing up, the tree meant it...

 

Good to think about expressions of appreciation, courtesy

I didn’t immediately recognize the neat and nicely dressed lady in the community room of the nursing home. She called me by name so I had to ask her for her name. As soon as she told me I was...

 

Life without my glasses has been weird

Here are a few signs that your cataracts might be progressing faster than you thought. 1. You’ve increased the font size on your computer and mobile devices so much you never get a full sentence on...

 

Glasses a defining part of my persona

You might have heard, I recently developed cataracts and now have a whole new meaning to the lyrics of the song “Doctor My Eyes,” by Jackson Browne. You know the song that starts out: Doctor, my...

 

Take the time to honor a veteran

It’s hard to believe there are only six left. Can that really be true? Is the Greatest Generation slipping away? When I read the information about this year’s American Legion Post 31’s Veterans...

 

Keep you posted on the state of my catamarans

I’ve said it before and I know I’ll say it again. Getting older really sucks. I’ve been learning to live with my back problems so it’s just not fair to throw another problem into the mix....

 

Facebook cloning seems like a lot of work for not much gain

Well it finally happened, Zachary. No, nobody burned down my she shed. No, my Facebook account wasn’t hacked either. It was cloned, however. For years I’ve had to chuckle at friends as they have...

 

Had a humble start in a little fixer upper

My wife has a terrible addiction that plays out on the weekends and she ends up with a lot of time in rehab. It’s not drugs or alcohol and she’s not a sex maniac — she’s addicted to...

 

Artificial intelligence isn't always the problem

Some days I feel like I want to get off the artificial intelligence train at the next stop. Problem is the train’s AI components probably wouldn’t recognize what I was saying if I said “next sto...

 

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