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Unsportsmanlike Parenting
Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Last season was pretty bad in the northern communities of NM for embarrassing outbursts by family members in the stands. Parents have gotten verbally out of line and even attempted to assault coaches, refs, other players. It could turn out to be a good thing for us in the more civilized area of Southeast New […]

Shine Some Light on Recreational Drug Use
Thursday, July 30th, 2009

There has been lots of titillating gossip here in Carlsbad about drug trafficking and ancillary bad behavior. I don’t know if any of it is true. I don’t want to know if a bunch of it is true. I don’t want to dwell on that aspect. I have heard recently that young people only experiment […]

The Three “aaaarghs” of In-service Training
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Lots of parents cry out loud when they hear another inservice day is coming up. The trend here in Carlsbad schools and I guess everywhere has been to schedule more and more “in-service” hours. I know that the schools are trying to train teachers and to help them achieve competencies that improve students’ outcomes and […]

Zack is Insane
Friday, June 26th, 2009

I was very impressed late last fall when Zack Palen spearheaded a big softball tournament at the new complex on West Lea Street, sponsored by the Loving Baptist Church. That night the Carlsbad Radio staff were running around like mad trying to get everything set up for our remote broadcast of the opening ceremonies. We […]

“I wish I had time for one more bowl of chile”
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Some Chile purists will have no tomatoes in their chile, some say absolutely no beans, and some will shame you if you did not pick everything from the garden, dry the chile pods in a ristra and soak and cook the beans yourself. I believe, with no evidence to support it (except the famous quote), […]