Searching for a cure for life’s screwups

While sitting next to a 20-something young woman on the airplane, I shook a handful of peanut butter M&M’s into my palm. She said, “I wish I’d bought some of those, too.” I offered her one but she declined, “Oh, no.” she sighed, “I’ve got these.” She indicated a plastic baggie with enough pills and […]

Modern hero names: Monroe is just the beginning

I was sitting here last week, making a list of what I was thinking of as Modern Hero Names – you know, like Palin and Winslet – when the news came in about the names Mariah Carey had chosen for her newborn twins. She’d given her daughter the Old Man Name of Monroe, she said, […]

Compassion for animals can be complex

Baxter Black I was sitting on the beach reading the Malibu newspaper to acquaint myself with their local concerns. There were the usual stories — real estate, recession, anti-motorcycle rants, the Interior Secretary’s visit to the park, and the anti-rodenticide brigade.

Jesus’ name comes with guidelines

Leonard Lauriault I noticed an interesting combination of words and symbols on the back of another car while sitting at a red light recently. First, the words “Flex Fuel” were prominently displayed indicating that the car’s engine can run on fuel containing from 0 to 85% ethanol (E85), with the remainder being gasoline. While these […]

Letter writing: Keeping in touch the old-fashioned way

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, I was sitting in my book room and paging through an old book in order to refresh the memory when a letter from Mother showed up. Although I saved many of her letters, I hadn’t taken time to read one in a number of years and just sat entranced […]

Teasing is testament of affection

By Lynn Moncus Just before sitting down to write this column, the woman from lma attended the funeral for Mrs. Laura Creek at House and returned with the heart filled to overflowing because of the wonderful friends who had gathered for that occasion. People who have known me for a few days know that I’m […]

Library sitting pretty, thanks to Altrusa gift

By QCS Staff The Community Service Committee of Tucumcari Altrusa International donated $1,350 in early spring to the Tucumcari Public Library to purchase new sitting area furniture. Now, a three-piece maroon faux-leather brass-tab couch set was purchased from the downtown business of Pajirito Interiors, said an Altrusa officer. “It gives a new look to that […]