Focusing less on self mark of maturity

Lynn Moncus Have you noticed how many of us have developed major “I” problems during the last few years? We and our have been replaced by I, me, and mine. Obviously, we have become exceedingly self-centered while trying to build very large self-images that will impress someone. We may expect children to lay claim to […]

Cielo behavior after turbine fire unneighborly

When a wind turbine caught fire Sunday on the Caprock southeast of Tucumcari, volunteer firefighters rushed to put it out. Now officials with Cielo Wind Power Inc. seem to be threatening legal action against one of those volunteers if he distributes pictures of what he saw. Nice neighbors, huh? Richard Flint of San Jon said […]

A concept — A holiday tree

TV Hagenah Christmas has come and gone, well sort of gone. Our Christmas Tree is still up and the lights on the house are still there too and if a person listens to my wife they would believe both the tree and the lights will be there until next Christmas. I must say this is […]

Look, listen, learn for happy 2005

Lynn Moncus Whether or not we are ready to hang new calendars, we might as well face the fact that we are entering a new year and will proceed into 2005. Whereas, some people spend much time and energy making New Year’s resolutions; others of us just face the year head on and take it […]

Looking like Santa, not always easy

TV Hagenah I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, let me draw a world picture of myself. I look like Santa Claus. I have white hair, a white beard, glasses, a round face and a belly that, well…. far too often shakes, “like […]

Celebrations create more memories

Lynn Moncus At Christmas time, we are often faced with many emotions, both sad and happy, and we need to consider both without allowing the sad ones to overwhelm the happy ones. That is not always an easy task, but is a necessary one if we want to enjoy the day and to allow those […]

Thoughts concerning Christmas

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

Reality shows hit real world

TV Hagenah “Fear Factor,” “The Real World,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and so on and so on. “Reality” shows are all the rage now and to be honest, I have a bit of trouble with them. To begin with, how can you call it “reality”? It doesn’t resemble any reality I have ever seen. I mean, […]

A visit to Grandmother’s house

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days that were just so special they were almost unreal and have commented about our great good fortune to be able to experience such days right here in Quay County. One more special day occurred last Sunday when Aggie and I headed for the canyons […]

Christmas gift giving – TV style

TV Hagenah I admit it. I hate Christmas shopping. It would make sense if people wanted intelligent gifts but none of the people I buy for seem to want that. At least, that’s my wife’s contention. Personally, I think a couple of four-ply tires are a great Christmas present, but my wife always says off-putting […]