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Finding my roots already planted in Tucumcari

I blinked, and it’s November. Along with our usual flurry of activity with jobs and life and an eclectic crew of animals, my husband Wayne and I have had the added joy of serving as commissioned...


Smart watches may be smarter than me

I need to hire a kid. STAT! I had the bright idea to get smart watches for us after seeing a news story about a woman whose watch alerted her to a dangerous medical condition. The watch detected an...


Hoping to keep walking in echo of father's footsteps

Growing up, we were taught to always do the right thing, no matter how difficult. We were taught that if we succeeded in something but did so by being dishonest or causing harm to another person or...

 By Patti Dobson    Opinion    August 3, 2022

August means double helping of memories

I’ve been thinking about my dad more so than usual. Probably because it’s August, his birth month. August has always been a time of celebration because of my dad’s birthday. I’d start practi-b...

 By Patti Dobson    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Ailing dog keeps living in the present

Patchie, a beautiful white and black heeler, is our resident grouch. We’ve had her almost 10 years and she was probably about 2, give or take, when we found each other. Like so many past and...

 By Patti Dobson    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Hoping toads, frogs come back for sprinkle or two

June … it’s June. Usually by now, the toads and frogs are back.  It’s oddly quiet out here at Head Acres. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so dry or if there’s some other toad/frog thi...


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