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My mother was a French immigrant to the U.S. in 1939. When she died at age 27 in 1942, she was not yet a citizen, but rather classified as a “registered alien.” Involved in World War II, … more
Activism can be fun. Getting involved doesn’t have to become a suffer-fest. That’s one of my important take-aways from going to D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on … more
My work takes me to many places around the globe including developed and developing parts of the world. Yet it is Taos that has captured my heart and is a place that I joyfully return to … more
A terrible tragedy that affects thousands of vulnerable children and adults in need of often lifesaving mental health and substance abuse treatment continues to play out in slow motion in New Mexico. … more
‘Trust me! I’m, like, a smart person.” I think the last time I heard someone say that I was in seventh grade, but the leader of the free world said it a dozen times last year and … more
‘What threatens us today is fear ... our danger is the forces in the world today which are trying to use man’s fear to rob him of his individuality, his soul, trying to reduce him to an … more
How ironic! I just watched a PSA by the New Mexico School Boards Association, touting New Mexico public schools. It made glowing claims about our public school system that, if true now, may soon not … more
Our brains evolved not to reason and ask why but to do or die. Unbeknownst to us, our brains perpetually scan the environment for danger. A car crosses the double yellow line on 518, for instance. … more
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America claims to be the greatest nation on earth. But what makes us so great?  We say we are the land of liberty, and for much of our history we openly welcomed immigrants from other lands. … more
Be a citizen. Here are some considerations for the legislative session. The death penalty is state sanctioned homicide. It is expensive and prolonged. There are, to my knowledge, no studies that … more
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