My Turn
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Feedback from the article on Mabel [Dodge Luhan], “Taoseña offers different look at Mabel’s legacy,” revealed two things. One, it struck a nerve. And two, the letters, internet hits and phone calls made it even more conspicuous that … more
For nearly 20 years, I wrote a monthly “My Turn” editorial for my-then local newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts. When I moved to Taos in February 2014, the editor of that paper graciously allowed me to contribute a perspective from New … more
President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” We are currently at risk of just such a skinning. Utah Rep. Rob Bishop is proposing that … more
Bravo to all who had anything to do with the new Blake Hotel and plaza in Taos Ski Valley. I believe that Ernie [Blake] would be hugely proud. The mountain is proud and happy with all the new changes, and one can sense it and feel it in their … more
During my tenure as a trustee on the Kit Carson Electric Co-op board, representing the Peñasco and surrounding communities, I have advocated for stable rates, a financially sound co-op, more renewable energy, a reliable electric system, broadband … more
Part I.  We don’t know why things happen. This election has been so difficult on so many levels.  It became so personal for me in a way I had not experienced in my 57 years.  As a Mexican-American, Gay, Feminist, Progressive, Planet-loving, … more
The White House under Barack Obama’s eight years as occupant was the least white it had ever been. He placed women and minorities in over 50 percent of the positions requiring Senate confirmation, more than double the percentage in the Bush II … more
Author disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and not necessarily those of the U.S. Department of State. There is a tendency today to pass judgment on voices that don’t share your same worldview. An author’s credentials or background must … more
I was about to go in the back entrance to Kit Carson Park with my dog, when a man with two dogs running freely along the pathway came around the corner. Yes, winter is fast approaching and off-leash activity is picking up once more. By the end of … more
We three – one voted for Hillary, one for Trump, and one for neither – hiked together all day getting a clearer perspective on the results. We hiked six-hours over 12 miles in the Pecos Wilderness where we had long discussions about the … more
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