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When clients come to us, they present concerns in the intake interview and in initial conversations with the clinicians. And the work to change takes courage and effort. Sometimes the presenting issues relate to violence and the need to learn better … more
Dear Ted: Last week, after the shooting at the GOP baseball practice, I started thinking about how much anger and blame there is in the world and also within my own life. Last week's incident was horrendous and so sad, no matter on which side of the aisle a person positions themselves. I started thinking about how easy it is to blame someone else when frustration rises. more
Roaming dogs are a major problem in our community. These are not the strays that are dumped or abandoned; these are dogs that have homes, but are left to roam. I have personally seen packs of 20 to 30 dogs roaming during the day and half of them go … more
Dogs could die if they are left in a hot car. So many of you believe that if you leave the window down a bit and maybe even park under a tree, your dog will be OK. You do not consider yourselves abusers of your pets, but this is abuse, folks, and it … more
There’s nothing like looking down at our scenic community and enjoying the peace and quiet – all provided by a hot air balloon ride. For many years, balloon pilot and manager … more
This topic is related to the "elephant in the room phenomenon," where obvious facts and realities are in plain sight, sound and consciousness, yet the elephant is not acknowledged or addressed. This impotent action of placing important, even … more
As parents, we would like to raise our children to have the capacity to develop caring, responsible relationships at every stage of their lives. In contrast to that desire, recent studies show that most young people are unprepared for caring, … more
In a recent meeting, a teacher with 40 years of experience in Taos Municipal Schools described Taos as a "sweet village" when he first arrived. There are significant differences between then and now.Most students were bilingual and while there were … more
Yamil Isbak and his wife, Marisela Adame, recently started a new twist on the local restaurant scene, one that sets their business (Jalapeños by Antonio) apart from the others. Unlike other … more
Typically, we don't spend much time thinking about authority, yet we spend a lot of time, thought and energy reacting to what we perceive to be authority. Who do you see as people or entities with authority or power over you? Might it be a boss, law … more
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