Anniversary is call for sober reflection

For many of us, we clearly remember the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 — the surreal news reports, the images of iconic buildings collapsing, the uncertainty of the extent of these terrorist attacks. Now, almost unbelievably, it is 10 years later, and likewise amazingly and miraculously, our nation has not sustained another comparable hit like […]

Man reflection of God’s light

Curtis Shelburne A “rustler’s moon.” That’s what cowboys used to call a quarter moon. It was bright enough that a rustler could see to carry out his cattle filching, but it was not so bright as to spotlight his thievery. But here’s a fact likely lost on all but your most astronomically-gifted cattle rustlers: be […]

Start of the year good time to reflect on past, future

Curtis Shelburne Well, here we find ourselves again in January, and maybe some reflection is in order. On the one hand, author Thomas Mann is right: “Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when […]

ENMU graduates nearly 230

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Josh Messer receives his hood for his master’s degree in business Saturday during ENMU commencement. Messer said he enjoyed his time and the friendships he made at ENMU. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked […]

Mother’s Day time for cultural reflection

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Beyond the sentiments, what are your roots? What I mean is, inspired by Mother’s Day but not limited to that, what do you know and value about your ethnic origins, your cultural origins, your background in terms of heritage, location, awareness of who you are and who you have sprung […]

Closure offers time for reflection

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist They tell me I may very well have been the last authorized “civilian” allowed to go over the now-closed Hull Street Bridge.