For Chileheads and Potheads, the Ideal Governor

DaveChile Peppers, Marijuana, Personal, PoliticsLeave a Comment

New Mexico’s Democratic Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is one of my heroes–or heroines, if you will. What other governor would call a special session of the state legislature for the sole purpose of legalizing marijuana? No one that I know of. In 2021, she did that very thing–and succeeded! Here’s what she said about cannabis then: “We are proactively stopping … Read More

How I Became Patient

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I have always been an impatient person. I hated waiting in line, being stuck in traffic, and was intolerant of people who couldn’t make decisions. Then, nearly two years ago, while typing, I noticed that what I had typed was gibberish. Then I started drooling. Oh shit, I thought, I’m having a stroke. My wife drove me to a nearby … Read More

Meet My Grandniece

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Meet Rachael DeWitt-Cisneros, the daughter of my niece Emily and her husband, Max Cisneros. In August, she will turn 17 and be a senior at Valley High School here in Albuquerque. She is showing her volleyball jacket–she’s a middle blocker on the Valley High team. In addition to being an athlete, Rachael has serious academic credentials with a 4.1 grade … Read More

The Wrong Visual Message

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What do you think of the image above? Does it give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? I didn’t think it would. Aside from the illogical, die-hard (or easy) anti-vaxxers, there are a number of people who are simply terrified of hypodermic injections. Trypanophobia, fear of needles, also known as needle phobia, is the extreme fear of medical procedures involving … Read More