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Practicing what I preach about creativity

Lately, I’ve become quite frustrated by what has been going on in Santa Fe.  Politicians here have a habit of placing the intangible at a higher priority that the tangible.  For example, a few years ago, our politicians passed a law whereby citizens have to purchase brown paper bags (or bring their own recyclable bags)… Continue reading Practicing what I preach about creativity

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An open letter to Santa Fe’s City Council: the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax will only make the poor even poorer!

I am writing with extreme concern about the proposed “Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Ordinance” and I’ll get right to the point: The ordinance speaks, at great length, about the health risks associated with consuming sugar but keeps a painful fact hidden within the Pre-K window dressing: Poverty is the main factor in an unhealthy diet and… Continue reading An open letter to Santa Fe’s City Council: the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax will only make the poor even poorer!

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61% of New Mexicans want to legalize marijuana

According to a new poll conducted by Research and Polling Inc., 61% OF New Mexicans support legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana to adults 21 and over.  The Drug Policy Alliance sponsored both the poll and a news conference at the NM Roundhouse on January 28th, 2016.  Key speakers at the conference were Senator Gerald Ortiz… Continue reading 61% of New Mexicans want to legalize marijuana

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Stop the trauma of hate — kill HB 55

At the NM State Capitol today, representatives from Equality New Mexico, the ACLU, various religious leaders, small business owners, and lawmakers spoke about House Bill 55 and how it would allow business owners to legally discriminate against customers, based upon religious beliefs.  The bill specifically targets the LGBT community as it seeks to amend the… Continue reading Stop the trauma of hate — kill HB 55

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Important Press Conference regarding HB 55 tomorrow

We need to show up en masse tomorrow and make a statement that hate WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  The details about the press conference are: “Todos Son Bienvenidos” Press Conference Opposing HB 55 Wednesday (tomorrow), January 20, 8:00 AM Rotunda in the Roundhouse (Santa Fe) Parking Address: 420 Galisteo Street Who will be there EQNM,… Continue reading Important Press Conference regarding HB 55 tomorrow

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HB 55 2016 seeks to create HATE against the LGBT community. Find out why…

Over the last several years, I have watched how various “religions” have had a big hand in destroying people’s lives.  Now, sadly, legislators in New Mexico have drafted a bill for consideration in the 2016 legislature that would make it legal to for businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community on the grounds of “deeply… Continue reading HB 55 2016 seeks to create HATE against the LGBT community. Find out why…

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Why should kids in low socioeconomic circumstancesgraduate?

Walking out of a restroom within the Petrified Forest National Park, I heard a raven (featured above) calling out and it stunned me with its loud, “Cawww.”  Ravens are interesting to me; they’re prolific and with the decaying state of our world, it’s no surprise that they flourish everywhere.  Each time I see a raven… Continue reading Why should kids in low socioeconomic circumstancesgraduate?

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Proposed Living Wage ammendment could help employ and develop teens

Last night, a group of high school students spoke at a forum in Santa Fe about teen life in the City Different. Their top concern/priority? Jobs. It appears that they cannot find work and have no idea about how to secure work. Here’s the thing: Santa Fe has a minimum that stands (as of March,… Continue reading Proposed Living Wage ammendment could help employ and develop teens

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What I want to say to the Mayor of Santa Fe

The Mayor of Santa Fe hosts “1 on 1” meetings with the general public every so often. These meetings are first come, first served, and once the two hour window closes, that’s it. I have yet to make it to one; schedule conflicts have arisen that have prevented my attendance. There’s another such meeting window… Continue reading What I want to say to the Mayor of Santa Fe