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When I returned to the village of Peñasco in 2000, I met a man who gave me very good advice. He said “Stay out of bars, stay out of politics, stay out of other people’s bedrooms and always wave.” I have tried to live by that ever since. … more
Most of us would probably agree with a recent editorial in The Taos News that said,"Two languages are better than one." But I wouldn't go as far as the editor did, presenting it almost as a necessity for Taos residents to learn to speak Spanish. Not … more
My feeling after the presidential election is that America is in for a tumultuous few years. Every day the news gets worse: white supremacists cheering, Trump vows to dismantle the EPA and Department of Education, vows to gut the Affordable Care Act … more
Last week I read a couple of articles from reputable print sources that were concerning when read separately but when knit together in a flowing narrative, they have caused me a week of sleepless nights. I immediately thought you readers should know … more
These are hard and overwhelming times on many levels. Decision-making regarding the impending election is challenging for many of us. In this context, it has been very disheartening for me to be the target of harsh criticism and rage because I am … more
It was a tale of two sessions. As New Mexico lawmakers prepare to return to Santa Fe to meet the budget-passing obligation they avoided months ago, Arizona’s legislators have headed home. … more
Our town is inevitably going to grow and change, and therefore it is critical that the decisions that the town government makes are guided by the people of Taos. The Town of Taos, along with dedicated volunteers, has begun a six-month project that … more
Every dollar the government spends on an individual is less money they have to pay for programs that benefit the general public, such as public safety, education, infrastructure, roads, parks, … more
We all want our children to succeed in school. However, there is widespread disagreement on how best to achieve this. I believe that we have the greatest chance of success when we incorporate … more
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