Limbaugh’s words hurt conservative cause

The language wasn’t the worst part about Rush Limbaugh’s tirade last week, in which he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she wants contraception to be a requirement of health insurance. Limbaugh’s decision to target a private citizen, rather than, say, President Obama who has championed the idea, wasn’t […]

Differentiated beings bellyache

Baxter Black Common language on fauna betrays an anthropocentric bias… “Words such as ‘pets’, ‘wildlife’, and ‘vermin’ are derogatory…” says the director of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics. I imagine there are people in England who take the director seriously. But, as we watch this once-powerful nation disintegrate before our eyes, it may be […]

Sayings add color to local language

My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public, but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants these days […]

Our page — June 16

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[image #2, align= right, size= medium] Candance Lee Harris graduated on May 15, 2010, from Eastern New Mexico University with a Master of Science Speech Language Pathology. Harris is a 2004 graduate of Tucumcari High School.

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 […]

It’s a privilege to share education

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely make much noise about my life as a teacher, I have never quit missing the classroom and the wonderful students I was privileged to have during those 34 years. I was very fortunate to become a teacher while ours was still a proud profession and while we still had […]

Some student humorous writing not funny

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Not long ago, I had the opportunity to read a set of essays written by college freshmen and was a bit taken aback by the differences between what professors accept today and what we accepted last century. Standards have most definitely changed. The assignment had been to write a humorous […]

Singer of Aztec songs comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson Michael Heralda, a Los Angeles based singer, musician and storyteller, will be bringing a unique brand of Aztec-inspired music to the Tucumcari High School auditorium tomorrow afternoon. Heralda’s 3 p.m. performance, sponsored by the Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, will feature audience participation. “The Aztec songs are indigenous songs and each […]