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Women marchers: Where do we go from here?

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

Taos’ strength to share is its abundance of community and social capital

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

New Mexico’s behavioral health crisis demands solutions

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

President Trump’s administration ‘will take us decades to get over’

‘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

‘We were naïve’: Fabric of last 8 years unraveling before our eyes

‘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

Excellence in education in New Mexico? Not a chance!

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

Think like the animals

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

Has America lost its moral compass?

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

Still a lot left to consider at legislative session in Santa Fe

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

We are in a ‘drought apocalypse’

According to a recent NASA study on the state of water in the western U.S., we are in a “drought apocalypse.” The West is undergoing rapid desertification due to human caused degradation of the land. Land loses its water holding capacity when … more
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