Reading about Demi Moore's birthday (Nov. 11), I was startled to learn that she was born in Roswell, N.M.
It's so easy to forget, given our ever-burgeoning popular mythology about the place, that Roswell is, after all, a city like most any other, home to countless mundane events. For a taste of those, visit the website of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, its slogan "Prominence in the Land of Enchantment."
I love the Wikipedia article on the Roswell UFO incident for beginning: "The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed." That disclaimer, friends, will never go away.
John Denver was born in Roswell, too. Don't laugh! I loved John Denver.