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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

My air guitar will sound just as good left-handed

I realized lying awake one morning about 4:30 that I played the air guitar left-handed — or maybe not. Since I couldn't sleep I was thinking about column ideas and I recalled a... — Updated 2/27/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Terry: Poynor deserves credit for credit he gave us

Buying on time was an important thing in eastern New Mexico in the 1960s and ‘70s and Poynor’s White Store was one of the best places where you could buy on time. With the... — Updated 2/20/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

TV crime-fighting formula has changed over years

Television crime fighting has come a long way in my time. Not all of the advances are that believable but then again Sgt. Joe Friday never dreamed he could carry a telephone in his... — Updated 2/6/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

We're all in this together - get vaccinated

The text I got last Sunday was a big shocker. “Notice from DOH to Karl: vaccine is now available at a location near you, and sign up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign... — Updated 1/30/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

May human race continue to make things better in 2021

In reflection on the year we just lived through I’ve come to the conclusion that our calendar may just be off by 20 years. We all remember how relieved we were 21 years ago when... — Updated 1/2/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Decide what kind of example to set in the new year

I’m not sure how you put a cap on this year, but I know a lot of us are ready. Next to the pandemic we’re living through, the only other event in my span of six decades on this... — Updated 12/26/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Real celebration of Christmas not lessened by pandemic, pain

The family part of Christmas is going to be a bit hollow and cold this year. None of us wanted a pandemic at Christmas. It’s been a year of fear, frustration and pain. We’ve... — Updated 12/19/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Iconic hometowns not where you think they were

Ever wonder where your favorite Christmas movies or television scenes were filmed? Were the iconic “hometown” settings real towns or just based on the idyllic settings of the... — Updated 12/12/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

'Big dog' can be measured in terms of personality

If you can’t run with the big dogs you just as well stay home on the porch. Those that read my column all the time know my pets are a bit of the Mutt and Jeff persuasion. Ranger,... — Updated 12/5/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

We have a lot to be thankful for - believe it or not

Many years ago I was prompted to take notice of how I prayed. Too often my prayers were more of a list of requests than they were a time of thanking God. I got better, but I’m... — Updated 11/28/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Some nights there's just no getting back to sleep

With age I’ve realized that no matter how good a bed you have, you just can’t stay in it for 8-12 hours like you could as a young man. If you wake up at 1 a.m. then again at... — Updated 11/21/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

No Shave November making me a genuine wild man

We’re half through No-shave November or what I like to refer to as Mountain Man Month. That’s right, pilgrim, I’ve been letting the whiskers grow. They’re just getting past... — Updated 11/14/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Some days I just have to go with a fifth-grade vocabulary

I would like to begin today's missive with some choice verbiage from one of my favorite comedic animations. Translated: “Let me start this story off by quotin' the funny papers.... — Updated 11/7/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

I have faith the sun is going to come up Wednesday

This could quite possibly be the last column you ever see from me. Yes, stars were aligning and the nation was split to polar opposition as I penned this missive. The Dodgers had... — Updated 10/31/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Looking for a good hotel ghost story

Do you know a good story of a haunted place? I’ve heard about a lot of them and even started one or two but I’ve never actually seen a ghost. Growing up, we had a place just... — Updated 10/24/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Mountain lions, grizzly bears stalk my nightmares

What is your worst nightmare? What I’m really asking is when you have a nightmare what is it normally about? Do you have fright movie scenes with characters like Jason and Freddy... — Updated 10/17/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

I'm comfortable wearing the apron in my household

Over the last few years I’ve embraced the cooking duties in our house. My wife can tell I’ve embraced it because now when she embraces me her arms don’t go all the way around... — Updated 10/10/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Pretty sure louder, meaner politics not what anyone wants

Last week’s presidential debate got my attention, as it did lots of folks on both sides of the political aisle. It was so vile it was hard to watch, but like a train wreck our... — Updated 10/3/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Fall season gives me the wanderlust

It’s hard to tell it by looking at the thermometer, but it is now fall. This time of year gives me the wanderlust. There are aspen leaves to peep before the wind takes them away,... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Remembering Lightning, the standout dog of my youth

My mom isn’t much of a dog person. Sure, she’ll stop by and feed my dogs if I have to be gone, but she’s turned down the opportunity to have the granddogs come stay with her.... — Updated 9/19/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Time's running out to fill out Census

Time is running out. I would tell you to get off the couch and act but in reality, you don’t even have to get off the couch to act. I’m talking about the impending train wreck t... — Updated 9/12/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Probably some great sunrises, sunsets in store in heaven

You can’t rope a twister, you can’t catch lightning in a bottle and you can’t accurately reproduce a sunset. I’ve spent a lot of time on the road back and forth to the... — Updated 9/5/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Wondering what fall will look like without football

Well, here I sit, wondering what fall is going to look like without football. We haven’t closed down the NFL yet, but I figure we’re only a couple of house party indiscretions... — Updated 8/29/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Communication good start for any training

Sometimes I wish my dogs were better trained. I know it’s a matter of getting back what you put in, however. Most every dog I’ve ever had I managed to teach them the meaning of... — Updated 8/22/2020

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Wondering what it would take to be a YouTube sensation

I wonder what exactly it would take to become a YouTube sensation. The closest we have to that around here is Betty Williamson and she hasn’t posted anything on YouTube or TikTok... — Updated 8/15/2020

 

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