Being proactive best in medical matters

By Clyde Davis: local columnist Anniversaries are important, and not just the kind that involve a marriage. The calendar helps us to mark the journey of our lives, and if we move through this unaware, it can still sneak up on us. For example, some folks feel an unexplained sense of sadness at a particular […]

Liberal ‘culture capture’ must be undone

Mona Charen: syndicated columnist A parent from Plymouth, N.Y., has sent along another example of liberals gone wild. Fishing through her son’s backpack (he’s a ninth grader), she found a crumpled up handout from the health teacher. The title caught her attention: “Dysfunctional ‘Family Rules.’” The handout is reproduced below with punctuation, grammar and capitalization […]

Let your children find the artist inside

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist d“Broaden your horizons — spend a summer morning with the Boys with Beards.” No, that doesn’t mean that ZZ Top is coming to Clovis, though that might not be a bad idea — I’d be first in the ticket line. What’s up is the Main Arteri’s summer arts program for […]

Terrorists should think, not vent just vent

By Tibot Machan: Syndicated Columnist The Jan. 30 edition of the New Republic contains a fascinating and alarming piece — maybe it’s a parody, but it sounds mighty authentic to my ears — by Ali Salem, “The War of the Hotels,” which appeared in the London-based Al Hayat, a pan-Arab daily. The piece relates — […]

Gift-giving requires sensitivity, planning

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist It began as we were watching — rather, I was watching, and Janice was tolerating — a CMT documentary on The Highwaymen. You remember The Highwaymen, don’t you? Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, when they all sang together. I got a brilliant idea, which I blurted out […]

Fight to save Cannon not over yet

By Clyde Davis What do July 4, 1776 in the eastern colonies and July 4, 2005 in Clovis have in common? At first glance, not much, except the date and heat that is borderline unbearable. We might even say worlds apart. Look again, however, and we can see some similarities. In each case, we can […]

Crowley strove for exemplary Christian life

By Judy Brandon Sometimes it seems that we can be touched in ways we do not anticipate. It was any normal day in my life and I was on my way to work by my typical route. I turned on the car radio and the host introduced a taped speech by Mary Crowley, then CEO […]

Reader Reaction: Poaching punishment reactions mixed

A Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the recent killing of five deer out of season. If convicted, the suspect faces a maximum punishment of 7 1/2 years in jail. Is the potential sentence too harsh? Too lenient? Some responses: “BEAUTIFUL TROPHIES THAT HUNDREDS of law-abiding citizens would love to have. … I say the […]

Sontag wasn’t concerned with self-contradictions

Freedom Newspapers Susan Sontag, who died Tuesday of cancer at 71, probably was America’s best example of the French intellectual engagé. That’s someone who not only writes theoretical books but also fiction and who is actively engaged in putting theory into practice. She always was on the political left, in the 1960s supporting the communist […]

Dad took care of me, other children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I thought of him, more than once or twice, while we were hiking up to Castle Rock and the Lighthouse as we visited Palo Duro Canyon a couple of weeks ago. That particular hike, especially in the heat over 100 degrees, would have been a bit beyond what he should […]