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The Personal Is Participatory

How can a broken 5♥5 reimagine itself?

Opinion In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope captured dramatic images of gas formations in the Eagle Nebula, approximately 7,000 light-years away from Earth. One of these images became known as the “Pillars of Creatio...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Zane Fischer

Youthful Thinking

Santa Fe youths need more than jobs

Opinion In 2008, the US elected its first black president. In 2009, as a late-blooming college student, I spent a semester in Chicago and saw firsthand the affective powers of hope. Now, the Barack Obama honeymoon has ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Ramon A Lovato

Otter Flop

A 2006 promise to reintroduce otters remains unfulfilled

Opinion Most New Mexicans have never spotted a wild river otter. In the 19th century, the animals were trapped out of existence in much of their historic range. The last one known to have lived—or at least died—in ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Be the Love

Opinion I hit my I-hate-Valentine’s Day wall a few years back, having grown tired of giving my power away to a random winter’s day and all the propaganda that went along with it. Railing against Valentine’s Day t...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Dani Katz

The Correct Answer

Sometimes, there just isn’t one

Opinion A childhood friend of mine runs one of those online newspapery things that serves as a watchdog for the rural community in which we both grew up.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Joe Teacher

First Person

EcoSystemic Policy

Opinion Climate change affects everyone, even if it doesn’t feel like it.Over the past 15 years, I’ve driven through a handful of dust storms that made me feel, even just momentarily, that I wouldn’t find a safe ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

First Person

Somewhere in America

Opinion Mama Nena is in the kitchen, reheating a pot of fried beans from several days before. Papa Mon sits in the living room, his frail, ancient body occupying barely any space on the wide couch. He is asking me ab...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Ramon A Lovato

Hi, Desert


Opinion It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m playing cat’s cradle with an unruly tangle of thoughts telling me I should feel happy, I should act merry, I should engage in festive revelry. But I’m not feeling it and have...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Dani Katz

First Person

Back to Frack: What’s old is new in New Mexico drilling regulations

Opinion Three years ago, residents of Pavillion, Wyo. asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to figure out what had happened to their drinking water, which had begun to taste and smell bad.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Find, Find and Find Again

Opinion It was snowing, and I was on foot, determined to find no less than every piece of art hidden around the city, as part of Caldera Gallery’s Hide and Seek treasure hunt for all.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Dani Katz
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