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 […]

First person: Texico writer wins award

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimberly Fried of Texico, who writes under the name Devyn Quinn, has been writing off and on for 20 years. Kimberly Fried of Texico, 44, was the Romantic Times 2009 Reviewers’ Choice award for her paranormal erotic romance novel “Possession”. She writes under the name Devyn Quinn. Paranormal what?: Paranormal […]

Romantic gifts not necessarily costly

By Clyde Davis: Columnist It may be true that the thermometer in your car, as did mine, read 94 degrees last week. That makes it hard to think about Christmas. But in the tradition of encouraging and enhancing romancing, it is time for most of us to think about Christmas presents for the MVW (most […]

Unique gifts require imagination

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist When it comes to gift giving, I’ve long been in favor of the unique, the unusual, the unexpected. The recent Christmas season gave me a chance to gift the entire family with something, I believe, caught everyone by pleasant surprise. I’d purchased a November issue of Santa Fean magazine, with […]

Three looks personify spring fashion

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Ramona Madril, a sales associate for Dillard’s department store, straightens a display Monday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gone are the bulky sweaters and crocheted shrugs of winter. In their place — a new pallet of fresh colors, light fabrics and bold prints for spring. Three looks — tribal, […]

Day Trips: Ballet offers ‘Romantic Evening’

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The Lone Star Ballet will begin its season Nov. 5 with “A Romantic Evening,” and will end March 22-23 with a special performance of “Romeo and Juliet” by the Joffrey Ballet. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez For couples in search of a romantic evening, why not drive to the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo […]

Women want certain things in a man

Bob Huber: Local columnist In these troubled times when we’re smothered by hurricanes, terrorists, tattoos, and bad football seasons, it’s time to probe an even greater baffling question, one that has tormented mankind for thousands of years — “What does a woman want in a man?” I have some answers, because I spent 51 years […]

Gestures maintain romance

By Clyde Davis I n the spirit of the day, which is our sixth anniversary, I want to go back to one of my favorite subjects — romance and the art of keeping it alive and green. If you are married or permanent with the love of your life, as I feel about Janice, you […]

Perfect gift ideas for the spouse

By Clyde Davis Several weeks ago, we ran a list of the most undesirable toys one could imagine, the kind which might literally send your kids into a tailspin about what Santa had done to them. Today, the last Christmas-focus column, we will be looking at spousal gifts — these to be taken in all […]