My Turn
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New Mexican residents often speak of their respect for the beautiful land we live upon. Yet, there are daily suggestions and reminders that not everyone shares that sentiment. Just look at my … more
My mother was a French immigrant to the U.S. in 1939. When she died at age 27 in 1942, she was not yet a citizen, but rather classified as a “registered alien.” Involved in World War II, … more
To start off this rant – I am white. Awhile back Judi Cantu wrote a “My Turn” about some feelings she has about how Taos was, how it is, and how it is progressing. I thought it was a well-written piece. No name-calling – only heartfelt … more
Recently, a (Taos) Plaza merchant said that he had not heard anything good about me. What an interesting comment. more
When Barack Hussein Obama was running for president in 2008, I swore that if he won, I would dance with joy on the shingled roof of my house. Fortunately for my wife and the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, I was stricken with the flu on … more
How symbolic that the social movement #MeToo was named Time's Person of the Year, trumping Trump, among others. Ever since the Access Hollywood tapes came out more than a year ago, the burning engine … more
This call to build a movement is limited to those that take a pledge of nonviolent resistance in the spirit of Cesar Chavez, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, who prayed and acted upon the belief that … more
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I arrived as a young doctor in a snowstorm in January 1991 and am now returning back East during a drought in the spring of 2018. The past 27 years in Taos has been a good ride for me. As many others … more
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Our brains evolved not to reason and ask why but to do or die. Unbeknownst to us, our brains perpetually scan the environment for danger. A car crosses the double yellow line on 518, for instance. … more
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Through our collaborative effort in revising the Carson National Forest plan, public involvement has been valuable in aligning future management concepts with the needs and values of nearby … more
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