My turn: Geology rocks

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My niece, Marili, was telling me and my other niece, Mireya, how challenging her college geology class has been. I was like, “geology?” And my eyes lit up. Of course, when I was Marili’s age, I couldn’t care less about the sciences. I guess I’m trying to make up for […]

My turn: Telenovelas addicting

They were making a big fuss on Spanish TV over hot telenovela star William Levy. I tell my niece, Marili, “Is that his real name?” Marili replies, “Yes, he’s Cuban.” Like if that explains everything. If Martin Sheen — born Ramon Gerardo Antonio Estevez — can change his name (in honor of the late Emmy-winning […]

Free advice for high school grads

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My nieces, Marili and Anisha, will be among the Portales High School graduates on Friday night. As they modeled their graduation gowns recently, I hummed “Pomp and Circumstance.” You know, “Tahn, tahn, tahn, tahn, tahn …” and started on how “Today is the first day of the rest of your […]