In defense of a crowded closet

Aisha Sultan My ambitious clothing audit began with an impulse to purge. It was getting harder to pull garments in and out of a packed closet, in which tops pressed up against dress shirts, which nudged jackets into a dark corner. I decided to catalogue each item taking up precious space by color, age, style […]

Feels good to purge closet

It had to be done. Critical mass had been reached. Something had to go or my side of the closet would burst at the seams. I had long ago ruled out expanding into my wife’s side. When we moved in, she pointed out the three rods she would be taking and the one that was […]

Lincoln Jackson Family Center staff start clothing program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Helen Urioste, back, and Jane Chavez wheel a donation out of the back room of the thrift store on Cannon Air Force Base. The women work with the clothing closet at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center has found another […]

Tax holiday gives residents relief

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Marie Pickard of Clovis picks through the selection of blue jeans at a local department store at North Plains Mall Saturday during the second day of the tax free weekend. Pickard said she was shopping for back-to-school clothes for her grandchildren. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Marie Pickard sorted through a pile of boys […]

A state with no one in the driver’s seat

Ned Cantwell Few New Mexicans are aware of the crisis this state faced just last week during the Republican National Convention. We were a state adrift at sea, a state with no firm grasp on the tiller, a state with no one in the driver’s seat, a state suffering from any number of similar clichés. […]