Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening

McClatchy-Tribune The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation because we want children to reach a point where they’re comfortable enough to express whatever is on their minds. To […]

Art of conversation lost in modern world

Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Can you imagine what our parents and grandparents would have said had we pulled out a stack of cards imprinted with a number of subjects to be used to begin conversations at the dinner table? Of course, their language would have been less colorful than mine when I saw such cards […]

Amistad celebrates 100th anniversary

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist Last Saturday, hundreds of people flocked to Amistad to honor the 100th birthday of that village and to spend much quality time just visiting. When the people of that area decide to put on a celebration, they just naturally know what to do and how to do it. […]

‘Tucumcari time’ confuses editor

TV Hagenah The other day I was talking on the phone to a young man who grew up in Tucumcari and had recently returned home from college. I wanted to arrange a meeting with him so I could take a photograph for a story I was doing, and I asked him to come by the […]