Turn up the sound, watch and enjoy something joyful and full of love. Thank you Alamogordo Artist, Delia Lopez for creating the beautiful window display at Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Participating Artist Delia and the 40 partner artist, remind us, “this is where love is” for “Valentines Day” and every day!
Come join Roadrunner Emporium owner Debra Reyes and the 40 local artist. Shop early and shop local for this upcoming Valentines Day – February 14th, 2021.
Again, thank everyone, for your support in shopping local and support of the arts community during these difficult times.
Please support small business, stop by with a mask, and see Debra and the team of over 40 artist at 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, 9 to 5 Monday thru Saturday.
“Love Lives Here” Valentines Window Display created by Artist Delia Lopez for Roadrunner Emporium, Alamogordo, New Mexico – Video production by 2nd Life Media Author/Executive Coach Chris Edwards & Artist/Author/Fitness Coach Rene Sepulveda
Yesterday, a Republican leader of which I respect immensely, (we just happen to disagree on a list of candidates this election cycle), asked me why I am so “hateful” towards Mayoral Candidate Doris Gentry.
I do not believe I’ve ever been hateful that is never my intent. I have pointed out concerns I have of the candidates integrity and in doing what is right for the citizens she wants to represent. There seem to be discrepancies in her past, her stories while based on fragments of truth, are embellished upon, to the point of not being believable. (Claiming to have jumped from a 3rd story window handcuffed and bounced onto a canvas head first then lightly landed on the ground, was able to pull handcuffed hands to her front and then run off completely unharmed and unscatthed.) (I had a physical trainer that was an Olympic trials qualifier and NCAA award winning coach try to recreate the scene. He demontrated that it is IMPOSSIBLE without harming one self)
Document 1 attached shows Doris attempting to temporarily supress Freedom of Information requests.
Note: she does not recommend a time to restart those requests, her suggestion is a temporary ban until life gets back to normal.Is life normal yet Doris? Would you still suggest an ongoing supresson of FOI request? My gut is yes at least until the election is over for obvious reasons. Per her email to the city manager “people are home bored and thinking” Well Vice Mayor Gentry, you are darned right people are home and yes I hope they are thinking. Photo 1 is the document suggesting suspension of FOI requests for documents or open government. Where I come from that is considered a temporary suspension on freedom of speech and freedom of access to govement. As one whom wraps themself in the flag, I certainly don’t get how suspension of FOI requests is patriotic and serves the people of the community she wants to lead?
Photos 3 and 4 refer to Mayoral Candidate Gentry’s postion as an owner of Adtech but then claiming so has no idea what they do or where they are located. A question of judgement.
The question for me here is she wants to be leader of the city however in a deposition when asked, “Did you participate in the business of Ad Tech? Her response was ” Oh, heavens NO.” When asked Do you have an understanding of what Ad Tech was? He response in a legal deposition was “ No I don’t know what it does.” When asked do you know where the business was located? Her response under the threat of perjury was, “No I don’t.” So I’ll provide her the benefit of the doubt and assume she testified truthfully. However additionally we have to question her judgement. How do you list yourself as a BUSINESS OWNER in a resume yet not know where the business is located? I am and have been a stockholder in many companies. Even companies I purchase stock in or have been gifted. I am well aware of where they are located, what their business is and of what they produce or do. Most of us as informed investors want to know what we are invested in or as OWNERS as there is owner liabilities laws. Now let’s assume she was just gifted this stock. Fair enough one might not pay attention to it but then why would one place on their resume that they were an owner. In doing so that implies active participation. One can’t have it both ways. It’s simply a a case of judgement. I’ve made mistakes and certain have exercised poor judgement. I have no issue with a mistake or error in judgement. Just own that mistake. Ethically speaking if she claimed yes she was an passive owner of stock in a small company Adtech then it would be authentic. I would suspect her and her husband have owned stock in 100s of companies over the years. Active owner or passive owner that is the question of applied ownership?
Are my questions mean spirited? Not in the least, that is not the intention. I like my cousin Doris.
What I don’t accept is when the public is being mislead or freedoms are being potentially supressed by those in power. Or when one exasurates a story to the point of being implausable.
Leadership of a city requires that we have a mayor that represents ALL of the people. The leader has to inspire confidence in the processes and the instituions of government.
The three examples above do not provide me with the level of confidence that she respects the institution, the public nor the city she is asking for the privilage to represent. I am happy to be proven wrong with a simple response to each issue outlined by the candidate.
Chris Edwards, Executive Operations Coach & Author
This book was the second in a series of the result of my working for 3 years with a non-profit and working with a group of very committed women and men that were recovering from addiction, coming out of incarceration and just needing hope, inspiration, confidence and a 2nd chance at a new life. Each showed me the best in humanity in their attempt to start over. The mentoring opportunity with these individuals was life changing. Having prior to this timeframe worked as an executive with a Fortune 500 company in the luxury goods world and then myself, going from having the world in my hand to loosing everything and bouncing back again, I found that these individuals taught me as much if not more than I taught them about life balance. This book is dedicated to the thousands of individuals that need a second chance and someone to believe in them bouncing back from homelessness, incarceration or drug addiction. We live in a world where people are judged, institutional obstacles and prejudices prevent second chances, however I believe everyone deserves those opportunities. This book is dedicated to providing them that opportunity and is a partial roadmap of believing in oneself to get there. Priced so anyone can afford it, as the power of self-love and affirmation is of more value than all the riches of the land. Enjoy and believe in yourself each and every day. Every day is a new day with blue skies. Smile even though it hurts, sometimes smile. We all look so much better when we smile. Everyday is a new day for a little sunshine. Today is a new day, find the love and joy to move forward. Smile for me, smile for you. Smile for the love within yourself. Read more
Review “Smart dialog, a plan to move forward along with an affirmation plan to drive you happiness during these dark days; 2 Hours Unplugged Unplug and reconnect follows the formula that Authors Chris Edwards and Rene Sepulveda utilized when they together crafted the book series Coach Robert Louis Sepulveda: The Early Days. During these dark and down days due to political unrest and the public health issues; this book is a refreshing look at the positive with detailed research and great inspirational stories. This book crafted alone by author Chris Edwards, follows the similar formula of the collaborative works that Rene Sepulveda and Chris Edwards have developed of telling a story that inspires and teaches lessons among the pages. Similar to their collaborative work Coach Sepulveda which rekindled my belief in the athletes and the coaches that make up interscholastic sports. This book set out a plan to put 2 quality hours back into ones life and reacquaint oneself with self and family. Buy this book to learn and gain back a sense of self” – James Anderson, The Rushed North American Independent
About the Authors of 2nd Life Media Chris Edwards & Rene Sepulveda
Executive Coach, Essayist & Author Chris Edwards: Chris is recognized as a mentor in teaching those around him the skills of positive self-esteem and business success. Chris’s releases have ranked in the Amazon top 100 in “Self Esteem Self Help” and in “Self Help Short Reads”. Chris’s releases include 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle and 2 Hours Unplugged: Unplug & Reconnect which launched as a #1 New Release on Amazon in the “Information Theory” Category containing books on technology and their impact to quality of life. Chris’s collaborative series with Author Rene Sepulveda launched as a #1 New Release in the Football Biography Category in July of 2020.
Self Help Author Chris Edwards, does it again, after the success of his “90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle” he returns penning a step by step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your life to reconnect with yourself and others to a more positive life. No matter your stage in life, or when you started, this book will provide an education and tools to help you achieve your goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.
Edwards’s has mentored 100s of people in his professional career to believe in themselves and live a life of passion and success. In this book, Edwards’ reveals how the smart-phone and apps suck the life around us making us Zombies without us even realizing it. He refers to the history of the technology, its adoption and crafts a plan with you to take back 2 hours of your life daily to reconnect with yourself and those around you.
In these pages, through plain conversational English and inspiring stories.
his book is part 2 in the series that began with “90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle”; a book of affirmations and stories of individuals that overcame drugs, homelessness and incarceration and found a second chance through gainful employment and self love.
This book is part education, part history lesson, part affirmation but all about a path forward to the positive.
Thank you for helping us reach a top billing we ranked in the Amazon #1 new releases in the Football Biography and #9 in Track and Field Books on Amazon tonight and in top 50 overall best sellers in Track and Field.
Coach Robert( Bob) Louis Sepulveda’s coaching career began in 1960 at Telluride, Colorado, where he served as head basketball and track coach, and assistant baseball coach. His 1964 basketball team won the Mountain League District Class A Championship and placed second at the Western Colorado Regional Class A tournament. He also helped coach the 1964 Telluride High School baseball team that won their Class A State Championship.
Coach Sepulveda began his coaching career at Alamogordo in 1964. During his coaching career in Alamogordo, Sepulveda coached both track and football for 32 years. He coached all aspects of football from the freshman, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity level. He served the 1971 season as the head football coach.
In 1969 Sepulveda was named the Head Track Coach. During his 27 years as Head Coach his teams have won 19 District Championships, 5 State Championships, 1 second place finish and 5 third place finishes. His teams have won 170 Invitational Track meets. He has had 102 athletes win a first place medal at the State Track Meet.
Coach Sepulveda has received various awards during his tenure a Head Coach. He has been selected New Mexico Coach of the Year for boys track in 1982, 1991 and 1996. He received the NHSACA Region 8 Coach of the Year in 1982, 1991 and 1996. He was also named the NFSHSA Section 6 Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1996. He was also awarded along with his wife Marilyn, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Level IV Coaching Milestone ring in 1989. He and his wife Marilyn were inducted into the Alamogordo Tiger Hall of Fame in 1988.
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Excerpt from Coach Robert Sepulveda The Early Days Book 1 Available Now on Amazon
A Football Game to Remember 1972:
During an interview with Art Keller, who was a Cross Country, Track and Field Medalist and a Defensive Back for the Varsity Tiger Football Team, he expressed to us the story of the greatest football game of his career. He called it; “the game to remember.”
That game was the homecoming game against Artesia in November of 72, his senior year. Art Keller did well in his studies and was excellent as an athlete. As a junior Art had mentioned to his father his desire to possibly graduate early. Art Keller’s dad was firm about one thing, “No!” Mr. Keller said, “Son you cannot graduate early. Your destiny is to be on a football team that beats Artesia.” For you see, Artesia and Alamogordo were and are fierce rivals and have a history. Alamogordo players, in protest a few years prior, had left Alamogordo and gone to Artesia to make political statement. Further, Artesia showed no mercy to the Alamogordo Tigers over the years.
A November 9th, 1972 news story in the Alamogordo News better explains the sentiments about Artesia at the time…
“Greenhorn Notes” by Stan Green Alamogordo News
“As the Alamogordo Tigers head into their biggest football game of the year…Homecoming…they are about to face the Artesia Bulldogs. “I’m putting a closed sign on my flower shop” declared Ray Pierce Tuesday night when the Tiger Boosters met at the Desert Aire to review films of the previous week’s game.
Ray said, the best thing the Tigers could do to honor all the past teams was to “whip Artesia Friday night.” Ray can recall being carried off the football field when he played Artesia several years prior. Artesia had beat Alamogordo 19 times in prior meetings…Since 1946 the scoresheet shows Artesia winning 19 times, losing 2 and tying 1.
Alamogordo had a long dry spell, 17 years to be exact since they were able to hand a loss to Artesia. The Tigers won the 1955 game 21 to 6. The only other win was in 1949, 18 to 6. The Tigers had a 6-6 tie in 1948 and the two teams did not play in 53 nor 51.” Things changed this year. Between a solid coaching staff prepping the boys and a team of determined athletes the headline was much different and Art Keller’s father’s vision came true…
Alamogordo News, 11/12/1972; “Tigers Hand an 18-0 Loss onto The Artesia Bulldogs”
“The greatest turnout of Tiger football fans Friday night for one of the greatest Homecomings in Alamogordo Tiger history….They handed the Artesia Bulldogs the first zip score ever by an Alamogordo football team as they stirred up the big orange and swallowed them in one big gulp 18 to 0.
The long dry spell since 1955 under Coach Newt McDonald beat Artesia 21 to 6, was finally broken Friday night under the coaching of Garland “Mr. Football” Braun, who can take a lot of credit for getting the job done as Varsity Football Coach. Not only did the Tigers humiliate Artesia for their 3rd homecoming loss while on the road this year…each one without the Bulldogs scoring a point, it was undoubtedly an extra bitter pill for long winning coach I G Henderson to swallow when the Tigers got their second touchdown…
The Alamogordo Senior Class placed an ad in the Artesia paper that came true, it read; “Fat Dogs Do Make Tiger Tidbits.” A humiliating defeat indeed, for Artesia.
According to Art Keller and several other classmates from that year; “When coach Braun was first assigned to Alamogordo, some of the seniors on the team resented that Coach Bob Sepulveda was not the varsity coach. Sepulveda had proven he can create winning teams both in Track and Field and in Sophomore Football, as Coach Bob had an 11- win, 0 loss prior season and was a multiyear district champion in track and field.”
While some questioned, “who is this Texan coming in here to coach Varsity Football?” Coach Sepulveda was incredibly supportive of the decision, so he could focus on Track and Field.
Eventually the students and the community came around as well. Alamogordans at the time would have to remember all the way back to 1960 under Coach Ralph Tate; when the Tiger season ended with a resounding 297 points versus the opposition’s 103 points, to remember a better season.