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Loose dogs pose hazards, keep canines leashed

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

Leave dog at home instead of in a hot car

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

Know Your Neighbor: Kris Braden

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

Power dynamics of the boss

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

Harvard study: Children want parents to teach them

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

How have cultural, social changes in Taos affected our youth?

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

Know Your Neighbor: Yamil Isbak

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

Exploring authority

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

Deciphering age-appropriate sexual behaviors of children

Parents struggle with what is a child's healthy sexual curiosity and experimentation versus concerning behavior. Understanding age-appropriate sexual behavior helps parents talk with their children about sexuality. When parents have good … more

Agreeing to disagree part of healthy relationships

This column explores emotional healing through grief. People may write questions to Golden Willow Retreat and they will be answered privately to you and possibly as a future article for others. Please list a first name that grants permission for … more
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