Military mama: Fight will still continue

The recent news that the U.S. had accomplished a mission nearly a decade in the making brought on an outpouring of support. There were levels of excitement that varied from a calm sense of relief all the way to pure jubilation and parades. I found myself feeling satisfied that a long-time terrorist was officially out […]

City’s involvement not necessary

Hotel Clovis keeps turning up in the news. Is it destined to be an eyesore, a money pit, or a slum? Or will tax money be spent to demolish it? As long as government is involved, you can bet those are the only realistic outcomes. I realize the city believes it owns Hotel Clovis, but […]

Military mama: Hard getting used to idea of growing old

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I recently celebrated my birthday, and am soon attending a high school reunion. I though nothing else could remind me more that my teens have long since slipped away. Apparently I was wrong. I realize that I’m nowhere near “old” in relation to a traditional lifespan, however there are subtle reminders that make me inwardly […]

Money can be made off of stupidity

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist You know that sick feeling that smothers your whole body when you realize you’ve just done something stupid? That happened to me a few days ago — again. I went to watch my grandson’s basketball game. In the school’s parking lot I decided I didn’t need my purse inside, so […]

New year brings challenges

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist New Year, new opportunities, new challenges. Yet, as we all realize, it’s largely the symbolic attribution to an arbitrary date. The impact amounts to nothing if we don’t internalize newness. Resolutions, then, become the symbolic emotional housecleaning. My own list this year promises to be reinforced by a news story […]

Discerning danger second nature to animals

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist During the recent 12 or so inches of snow that blanketed our area, I was surprised by the reaction of our Westie terrier. We let her fur grow in winter, and she normally loves cold weather, but when I took her out in this storm, she bounced into it, turned […]

Teens, cell phones make for moral story

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist You’ve heard of the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?” It’s a cute children’s story that illustrates what happens when you show a little kindness to the wrong kinds of creatures — like mice … or teenagers. In the story, the mouse becomes more demanding, asking for a […]

Relay or life just one joy of living

By Clyde Davis: Columnist How long has it been since you laughed until you couldn’t breathe because something struck you so funny? How long has it been since you were so delighted to see someone that you couldn’t hide your joy? How long has it been since you were so delighted at the outdoor world […]

Letters to the editor: President’s speech well-crafted, dishonest

I can’t stand it. Even as a liberal Democrat who despises most of President Bush’s agenda, he gave a beautifully crafted, feel-good speech to us earlier this month. With a couple of exceptions, everything he said could be agreed upon by almost anyone with a brain and a good heart: Democracy, peace, etc. Of course […]