The first month of the session has passed amidst a lot of speeches from US Representatives and Senators, special days for Hispanics African Americans, Native Americans and others. As usual, we haven't gotten too much work done for all the celebrations. That's not meant to be a hard-edge criticism. In addition to passing a budget and making laws for the state, the NM Legislature is also the showcase for our culture and our young people. Let's celebrate in the same spirit with them.