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Remembering Bob Marley

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The footprints of Bob Marley appear on the sand in Jamaica and across the earth wherever freedom is held hostage. Likened to Martin Luther King, Jr., Marley desired peace for his people. And for all humanity. Music was the vehicle for his message. His passionate personality was his vehicle for harmony in a chaotic world of violence.

I am remembering Bob Marley with my words in this column. “Bob, you are missed. But your legend of light shines on and on and on.”

Nesta Robert Marley was born in 1945. Being biracial, Marley was bullied as a child, but declared, “I’m not on the white man’s side, or the black man’s side. I’m on God’s side.”

Marley died of cancer in...

Taxes for gig workers

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The gig economy makes it possible for thousands of Americans to join the ranks of self-employed people, whether they’re driving for hire or doing short-term assignments as accountants or writers or using a 3-D printer to manufacture products for others.

Such jobs offer flexibility and independence, but they come with the same obligations as any other sole proprietorship, including the responsibility to file a Schedule C form and pay self-employment taxes in addition to income taxes they might owe if the business is profitable.

People who use their own equipment and set their own hours - such as Uber and Lyft drivers or plumbers and electricians who own their own businesses - are...

Per-student and teacher funding in New Mexico lower than a decade ago

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ALBUQUERQUE -  New Mexico is one of several states that have failed to increase their total per-student funding compared to a decade ago, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). While 26 states have made larger investments in their K-12 students since 2008, per-student funding in New Mexico remained 9 percent less in 2016 than in 2008, after adjusting for inflation.

The report found that New Mexico ranks 33rd in per-pupil funding, after adjusting for the cost of living, poverty, and other factors among the 50 states.

“Even with the small increases made over the past two years, we’re still way behind in providing the funding necessary...

Are you a ruminating thinker?

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Like a dog chasing its own tail—around and around and around—some individuals can relate to the anxiety loop. They feel anxious. Soon they feel anxious about feeling anxious, which causes even more anxiety. Are you a chronic worrier? A ruminating ruminator? An obsessive thinker?

The brain becomes stuck in the chronic worry zone. The body responds with symptoms of distress: stomach upset, constipation or diarrhea, restlessness, insomnia, irritability. Panic attacks may be experienced in crowded places: shaking, sweating, dizziness, breathing rapidly, and pounding heart. Get me out of here!

Stress, pressure, worry, anxiety, panic. The learning process starts with understanding that...

World War I veteran honored at site of notorious battle

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As I have shared with you and your readers in the past, my grandfather, Pvt. Paul Emerson Riege, served in the 1st Battalion/5th Marines during WW1.

This unit has gone on to become one of the most decorated units in Marine Corps History, and it was the Marines of the 1/5 of WW1 who earned the nickname that the Marines enjoy to this day and that’s “Devil Dogs.”

I am always so proud of the fact that my grandfather was one of those original “Devil Dogs” and that he fought at the Battle of Belleau Wood. It is a “Bucket List” dream of mine to travel to the Belleau Wood battlefield and to walk in the same footsteps as my grandfather and all those many brave Marines did.

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