Holidays give everyone second chance

By Clyde Davis: Columnist In the Victorian-era Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge encounters several ghosts who transform his priorities, and thus his life. One of them, the Ghost of Christmas Past, influences Scrooge by taking him back to yuletides of his childhood and young adulthood, before he had […]

Don’t forget the reason for the season

by Ned Cantwell The two Jesus Patrol agents sat glumly in a coffee shop on the outskirts of Artesia. Their mood had sunk to levels matching the plummeting winter night temperature, and blowing snow threatened to close the highway back to Albuquerque. “Lord, what a day,” muttered one of the agents. “Watch your language!” warned […]