Yesterday’s hippies: Today’s occupiers

If you’ve got to have people taking you to the woodshed, it’s a comfort when they are stellar personalities such as former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and one of New Mexico’s better journalists, Walt Rubel, managing editor of the Las Cruces Sun-News. Both raised eyebrows over a column here poking innocent fun at the Occupy […]

Jesus can be found in books other than Bible

Curtis Shelburne Oh, my aching back! I knew it would hurt today. I spent too much time yesterday on a bar stool. Oh, you thought . . . No, I was sitting on a stool at the “bar” in our kitchen. I like to work there, but my back doesn’t like it when I do. […]

God holds sway over elements of nature humans are helpless against

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Yesterday was a terrible day. The wind was blowing — some reports up to 50 miles an hour. I visited one school here in Clovis on Friday. The dust had blown in the closed door. The hall in front of the door was filled with dust. Relatives in California and […]

The governor that time forgot

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist I have book cases that are full of old history books. One of the books fell out of the case yesterday. The book was titled “My Life in the Mountains and on the Plains” and the man who wrote the book was that old New Mexico governor. David Meriwether, Virginia-Kentucky […]

Market more powerful than big oil

It seems like yesterday mobs clamored for government to spank Big Oil for gouging. “Windfall profit taxes!” they demanded as gasoline prices in June rose to $4.33 nationally. What a difference a season makes. Gasoline prices now are around a buck and half in some parts of the nation and $2.40 on average for New […]

Schools lack in social studies department

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. Standing in line, I heard a teenager sitting behind me joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with a laugh, […]

Genuine Worship Is Not a Matter of Externals

By Curtis K. Shelburne Most of us know that our lives are not made up of continuous “mountain top” spiritual experiences. We have valleys, plateaus, and lots of days when we are called simply to hike onward and just put one foot in front of the other, when the order of the day is simply […]