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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 12, 2020 

Opinion: Go ahead and pray for that good day

After a rough stretch lately, the wife and I finally threw caution to the wind and took a vacation last week. After our governor ordered Texans not to come to our state, we found that Ruidoso had open...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 5, 2020

Opinion: Wishing for freedom to exercise my own good judgment

I’ve always thought that the holiday Americans celebrate on July 4 was and should be all about independence and liberty. As this holiday weekend draws to a close, hopefully now more than ever we...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 28, 2020

Opinion: Thoughts go to Peggy when I eat a greasy taco

We never celebrated Taco Tuesday at Peggy Baca’s house; we ate ’em nearly every night. As I was busy browning taco meat last Tuesday my mind wandered back to weeknights in college at Peggy’s...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Hope you're enjoying Father's Day

It’s Father’s Day and I hope you’re having a great time barbecuing and playing catch with your dad today. If your father is no longer living, I hope reflection gives you happy memories of the...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 14, 2020

Opinion: Probably still have a little left to learn in role as husband

After 38 years in the role of a husband, you would think I should be getting better at it. I think I’ve probably got a little more to learn. If I don’t write about her in my column around our...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 7, 2020

Opinion: Keeping an eye on my lawn

Normally this time of year I’m scrambling to get a Chamber event put together on the grass in the park. Instead I’m trying to make grass grow back in my front yard. A few years ago we had severe...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 31, 2020

Recent dining restrictions taking me back in time

With our restaurant selections lately restricted to carryout, dining in Portales has become a lot like it used to be when I was growing up — except for the prices. I can maybe remember a 35-cent...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 24, 2020

Doctor paperwork out of control

Doctor appointment forms — designed to make sure you don’t get a chance to notice the age of the magazines in the waiting room. Anyone who has ever been to a doctor’s office knows the drill....

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 17, 2020

Drive-ins were great nights

Just hearing about the effort to revive drive-in movies during this pandemic set off a wave of nostalgia and memories of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 10, 2020

Opinion: Let's not lose human touch

After two months of working at home I do believe our society may come away changed forever. Many of us knew for a long time most of our job could be done anywhere we had a phone and a WiFi...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 3, 2020

May have a clue to wife's real hair color

My true hair color is blonde. I’m not so sure about my wife’s color. I knew when I got married I was getting a bottle blonde, but she was hot looking and I was in love so I didn’t really care. H...

 

Keep your chin up, folks

Frustration — it’s become a part of life these days. Can I get an amen? Being shut in my house and trying to move forward with the work that should be ahead of me is testing me in ways I never...

 

'Twilight Zone' or 'Groundhog Day' - strange times indeed

It’s strange times we’re living in for sure. I told someone the other day it’s like “The Twilight Zone.” Truth is my days in the age of COVID-19 are becoming a little bit like “Groundhog...

 

Opinion: Mrs. Dove has me beat as far as patience

I’ve been mostly restricted to quarters for the last three weeks and it’s starting to wear me down. I shouldn’t complain, I’ve been able to go for groceries, pick up the mail at work and run p...

 
 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...

 

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