State needs to put down phones

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Dear Gov. Susana Martinez, May I call you Susana? Or maybe even “Suzy?” I know we have not formally met. By “met,” I mean we have not been in the same town at the same time, ever. No problem. That’s the way I started out with your predecessor. By the end I was stalking him [...]

D-Day holiday of remembrance

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Our very dear friend was married in Philadelphia yesterday. Perhaps because it is the day after her birthday, perhaps because it is the day after Janice and I have our wedding anniversary, she chose June 6 as a wedding date. Then again, perhaps it was to open herself up to [...]

PRESS RELEASE – Eastern NM Water Utility Authority Legislation

Dear Stakeholders, I am writing to thank you for your past support of the Eastern NM Rural Water System (Ute Pipeline Project).

Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, I have been good. I have all A’s in school. I would like a sanke. Also a flowbord. I would like a kife. Please

A view from under the pew: Dear amos

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: One of Amos’ favorite fans, his little niece, Annie Marie, wrote him a letter just after reading Amos’ Father’s Day column last week, and sentimental Amos has requested that we print this in place of his regular column. It was penned under the inspiration of Gary Mitchell’s daughter, [...]

Jan. 19, 2007 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. a cold winter s day virgil the praying mantis told me there would be days like this past week boss — still who [...]

Election chatter heard ’round table

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist An exhaustive political season and its climatic November showdown still have people talking. Snippets of conversations that might take place at Thanksgiving dinner tables around New Mexico. At a mansion in Santa Fe: “The thing I am most grateful about, and I think most New Mexicans are grateful about, is [...]

Dear God, how could you let this happen?”

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist We’ve all had times when through our pain and tears we ask, “Dear God, where are you? How could you let this happen? How long can you stomach this kind of atrocity before you break in and do something to stop it?”   Maybe it’s a senseless mass murder [...]

‘Dear Bobby’ heals the pessimist folks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no [...]

A word that drives me up the wall

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Here at the Symposium for Sparkling Conversation we’re swamped with letters warning us that our mother tongue is going to hell in a handbasket. Just to show you how serious this is, we spent 10 sleepless minutes dealing with the fact that in English there is no synonym for the [...]