Caffeine causes cravings, column

Russell Anglin There is not a single person I know that does not engage in caffeine consumption. This has to be one of the most prevalent activities of American culture, right next to spectating and not walking places. It doesn’t always make us hyper or more alert. Sometimes we don’t even think about it when [...]

Catfish commercial catalyzes column

Baxter Black Several years ago I made a commercial for the Catfish Institute.

Three decades prove resilience

Baxter Black This year marked my 30th writing this column. The column runs in 150 papers around the country and in Canada. For the most part they can be described as trade publications, or as a smaller weekly or daily papers. It is impressive to me how many of these publications continue to remain in [...]

Columnist Novak friend of libertarians

Freedom New Mexico Robert D. Novak died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in suburban Washington. He had written a syndicated opinion column since 1963, for much of that time with Rowland Evans, who was in some ways his polar opposite, which made for a fruitful partnership. Unlike many opinion columnists, however, Novak began [...]

Bootlegging out of town news

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives, we just naturally form all sorts of habits and often have much trouble breaking those that have become a major part of our lives, such as reading a daily newspaper each morning. Little did we realize that was a privilege and that privilege could be removed without enough notice [...]

Opinion column should use scientific backing

Regarding the May 3 editorial “Listing polar bears as endangered is bad for business:” Polar Bears are the canaries in the mine. Basically the column ridicules science and belittles any ideas to control greenhouse gases in the supposition it will hurt development. It will create jobs. The writer presents science as an “iffy” proposition. He [...]

Looking forward to the cowboy’s play on words

By Lynn Moncus Many of us who read the Quay County Sun look forward to seeing what Baxter Black has to say each week, not only because we speak the same language but because we know him. He has caused many smiles through the years and just keeps writing. When I was teaching “Cowboy Lit” [...]

A tragic tale of two sites

By Kevin Wilson This is a story of two sites — Web Site A and Web Site B. I’m not going to identify A or B, because I’m guessing there are a lot of Site As and Site Bs on this particular topic. Site A, updated by somebody I would consider a friend, contains a [...]

9/7 Letters to the editor

Primarily this letter is being written to share some glowing comments and remarks we heard at the Rattler Reunion at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Numerous people were constantly coming up to tell us how impressed they were seeing the Convention Center. (I wish Lynn Moncus were writing this instead of me. She would do a [...]