My Turn
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We have to believe that President-elect Trump will follow through on his campaign promises to deport several million Hispanics from the country and erect a wall along our southern border, including in New Mexico. There is no reason for him to not … more
I never learned much family history growing up. My people were peasants, Polacks, draft dodgers and riff-raff — the kind described on the Statue of Liberty that greeted so many of our forebears who came through Ellis Island a century ago: the … more
Sometimes the impossible happens and we have to admit that we didn’t see the big picture. We still don’t. Because Trump has no experience in government, foreign and domestic policy, or consensus building, we can’t know how he will behave as … more
Recently a haze has engulfed the town of Taos. This pollution is not coming from a nearby forest fire, or the wonderful wood stoves that greet us with the enchanting smell of pinion fire. It is coming from Taos Regional Airport’s paving phase of … more
In the late night of Oct. 21, I received an unexpected call from my dad, who along with my mom was traveling in Brazil on a work trip. I could hear the pain in his voice as he told me that my brother, Andrew, had jumped from the Rio Grande Gorge … more
In my 66 years, I have not seen a more dangerous presidential candidate than Donald Trump. True, Barry Goldwater came close in 1964 at the height of the Cold War when many thought his extremism would unleash a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. … more
I am an environmentalist. I have worked for many environmental action projects at local, national and international levels. I have also worked in numerous elections at the local and national level. In this era of global warming and species … more
These are hard and overwhelming times on many levels. Decision-making regarding the impending election is challenging for many of us. In this context, it has been very disheartening for me to be the target of harsh criticism and rage because I am … more
At the last council meeting a discussion inspired by citizen speakers raised the issue of why contractors, developers and other business people are uncomfortable (I am being kind) in conducting business in Taos. I felt compelled to raise my hand … more
To start off this rant – I am white. Awhile back Judi Cantu wrote a “My Turn” about some feelings she has about how Taos was, how it is, and how it is progressing. I thought it was a well-written piece. No name-calling – only heartfelt … more
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