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    MEET SOME OF MY FRIENDS: Great Reading for These Days

    It is the holiday season of 2018, and after the feasts, gifts and parties, in the quiet time, I often return to my oldest friends. Some of these have been with me since I could first read. They often are said to be obsolete or about to be replaced with electronic versions, and that makes them all the more precious to me. I have read, embraced, questioned, been challenged by and often inspired by these friends. Let me introduce some of them to you. Forty plus years ago a friend drove from Austin to Ft. Worth, to bring this set of the "Great Books" to me and said "Read them all and you will have a deeper education."  It was the best investment I have every made.  I have found that life and experience is a great professor, but these books may represent an additional "Post Graduate Degree." I have read all of them except two, and some I have read and referred to them many times over the years. They are good friends. The Great Ideas concept reminds us of how few "great ideas" our political leaders seem to have. We as a nation need to pick better people, with a great education and knowledge of the great ideas of history, to represent us.  Vision and wisdom, judgement and depth, that is what we as a nation should seek in those we elect.


    Then there are these: I have a selection of holy books of most major religions of history. I determined not to judge other religions not having any knowledge of them.  Something more people should do.   Amazing how similar their views on ethics, integrity and character are, even when they come from different nations, ages and traditions. Some of my friends are ancient Bibles published in the 1800's or before.  I cherish them not only because they are old, but because they have an artistic, respectful power.  Those books were considered sacred treasures to the families and scholars who bought them. It shows if you look.

    Most people don't realize that the original 1611 King James version of the Bible was revised and corrected more than 180 times in the early years after it was published. Then the later great works of the Bible, done with personal paintings, engravings, some made from woodblock, are from another era. They are beautiful and all out of print. One of my favorites is the story of the "Blind Leading the Blind" in one ancient Bible series.  I saw one ancient "Family Bible" and asked the dealer/collector what he wanted, and he said $800.  I wrote a check and it is worth 100 times that to me.  See the blind man leading others and falling into a ditch. Done with art, mingled with the typeset words it made images that people held in their minds for a lifetime, brought life to the old messages. Even as a child I remember these images that my Sunday school teacher showed me, they brought the Bible to life, and it forever impacted my thinking and views of those old biblical stories. …


  • Oct 13, 2018 | Living  

    Lisa Lucas interviewed by Big Sky Voices at the New Mexico Film Office in Santa Fe

    Victor Waumett (Story Teller Films) and Ben Boothe (BootheGlobalPerspectives) have interviewed movie makers, producers, actors and writers, some of whom are "wanna be's" in the movie industry and some who have been executives for Universal, Paramount and others...


  • Sep 17, 2018 | Living  


    NEW COMPANY, NEW CONCEPT FOR MOVIE INDUSTRY Well known orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Josh Carothers, and Johonniuss Chemweno, president of Inverse Medical (noted as one of New Mexico’s fastest-growing companies) are developing a new concept for actors and movie producers...


  • Sep 10, 2018 | Living  

    How Was the "Second" Created, and How Did It Get Its Name?

    Comments from : We often ponder that "time" is a man made phenomena, and we try to get to the source of our concept of time. Here we see that the idea of the "second" was rooted in Babylonian science and philosophy. We thank BBC Focus Magazine and Robert Matthews for writing this. Enjoy your time, every second. Ben, BootheGlobalPerspectives...


  • Jul 29, 2018 | Living  

    The Delicate Subject of the "Thunder Pot," "John" or the "Crapper"

    The Thunder Pot, J ohn or the Crapper? Before the commode was invented, people often used a simple hole in the ground. Then came the outhouse ... a shed with a sitting bench with a hole in the bench over a hole in the ground. Perhaps the American outhouse was where more reading took place on the frontier than any other location...


  • Jul 24, 2018 | Living  

    Grandfather's Clock: LESSONS IN TIME

    The old clock was a gift to my father from his father many years ago, perhaps in the late 1950s. My father was a young businessman, and he owned a Ben Franklin Store. He had three brothers, and at one time or another every one of them owned a “five and dime” variety store. The variety store was a new and exciting retail concept, and they were on the leading edge of an economic change...


  • Jul 19, 2018 | Living  


    Brent Morris has a heritage in the acting and movie business. His professional life developed in Los Angeles and then zoomed in New Mexico. NOW HE IS ON THE TRAIL OF A NEW PRODUCTION, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER! During our interview, the more we heard about this film he is producing, the more excited we became. Brent is a genius with a charming and kind nature...


  • Jun 22, 2018 | Living  

    The Little Red Pepper (A Tale About the Chili Star)

    The Little Red Pepper (The Chili Star)
    By Ben B. Boothe, Sr. (writing for the Chili Star)

    I grew up on a farm in Mexico, and I remember how excited I was on harvest day. I had been growing and hanging around my pepper plant for months, and I was ready for a change of scenery...


  • May 31, 2018 | Living  

    Marc Comstock, President SAG AFTRA New Mexico Interviewed by Big Sky Voices

    Marc is an experienced and accomplished actor. With credits in a number of films and TV series, he is also the president of SAG AFTRA, NM. SAG AFTRA is the largest union in the nation for actors. We are pleased to carry this article and the video in Marc is a quality man, quality actor and destined to be one of the "greats...


  • May 12, 2018 | Living  

    Marshall Bear Is Producing Another Movie

    Marshall Bear is an international economist and travels the world to help developing nations. His exposure to multiple cultures provides him a perspective that can be appreciated in his movie production efforts. He just returned from a trip to Africa, where he saw how much the movie industry is growing there, creating in some African nations over a million new jobs...


  • Apr 8, 2018 | Living  


    SANEH BOOTHE, MODERATOR OF PANEL OF WOMEN AT UNM FOR SAG AFTRA LED A SUCCESSFUL EVENT! Saneh Boothe, lecturer and panel moderator, directed the meeting with charm and poise. The presentation, “Surviving and Thriving in the Movie Industry,” was a realistic review of challenges and positive, thriving strategies by four successful women in the New Mexico movie world...


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