Romantic elements missing in much of religion

What is romanticism in religion? It is relying as much on irrational mystery, mysticism, myth, intuition and the depth of the soul’s feelings as upon rational thought and explanation. The rational and irrational must be balanced in wholesome religion. The irrational romantic elements are missing in much of religion and life today and we are […]

Labor Day origin mystery

It’s Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end of summer. I’m not ready to give up summer but I’m sure ready for the thermometer to start acting like it’s fall. Most of my life I’ve never had Labor Day or its bookend holiday Memorial Day off work. In the newspaper business we’ve always been expected […]

Hollywood career still possibility

Ned Cantwell It is a mystery to me how a New Mexico state legislator sleeps at night. That is not a reference to guilty consciences over lobbyist favors — although certainly there may be some of that — but rather the sheer weight of seemingly impossible decisions. Should we continue investing millions in the Spaceport […]

a view from under the pew: the mystery and miracle of christmas

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently for a tiny little red flashing light to decorate the Christmas tree sprig he had propped against his cozy matchbox home, he encountered the trials and tribulations of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for […]

Help finding mystery lady sought

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A Maryland man, researching his father-in-law’s World War II experiences, has bumped into a mystery woman from Clovis. Bob Kenney, of Potomac, Md., reports Marsh Teets was a bomber pilot stationed at Clovis Army Air Base from April to June 1943. While here, Teets became infatuated with […]

Family mystery may never be solved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clifford Webber’s badly decomposed body was discovered on Tuesday morning in an abandoned home on Clovis’ West 14th Street. Police soon arrested his girlfriend and charged her with stabbing him in the chest. But Webber’s death is not the only one on his family members’ minds today. It has […]

Daughter fondly recalled as ‘mystery’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer “She usually found what she thought to be the underdog of things… I’m sure she would have defended the guy and his actions.” And that was Elizabeth in a nutshell. Her dark hair, big brown eyes and huge smile were those of a tough advocate who would jump to […]

Gruntles remain mystery

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist  The English language is a strange and wonderful thing. And, at times, rather mysterious.   I’m not sure if Paul Harvey and his listeners ever quite got one English mystery figured out, but, long ago, they spent a good bit of time trying. According to the news report that […]

Cars leave tracks on memory lane

Grant McGee: Local Columnist There was some show on public TV the other night; some in-depth news thing about high crimes and misdemeanors in Peru. In one of the shots of the Peruvian Palacio de Justicia in Lima, a Bajaj motorcar zipped past. Bajaj is an Indian vehicle manufacturer. They make three-wheeled cars and scooters. […]

Finchers outslug Mystery

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Raul Ochoa of Odessa’s Mystery connects on a pitch in the first game of a double header against Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers. (CNJ Photo/Mike Linn) CNJ Staff In a high-scoring game that included several hard-hitting Texans, Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers was one run better than Odessa’s Mystery in Sunday’s championship game in the men’s competitive division of […]

the mystery and miracle of Christmas

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the […]

Books could start to have more flavor

By Bob Huber Thirty years ago, a prominent outdoor writer in Idaho put together a collection of hunting and fishing stories, and to spice up these yarns he included a batch of woodsy recipes like green hash and juniper tea. His theory was outdoor books don’t sell well, but recipe books always do. His book […]