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World Futures: Efficiency (Part Two)

on August 4, 2017 - 6:06am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the previous column we looked at the world (earth) and concluded that it is best to maintain its temperature as a “constant” for the sake of humanity. At the same time it was noted that the release of earth’s stored energy from coal, gas, oil, etc., increases the “free” energy available.  

While this may be useful in the short run, the efficiency in maintaining the earth’s average temperature is affected by the chemicals and compounds released during energy extraction (e.g., greenhouse gases). It is better

Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Take Your Time

on August 4, 2017 - 6:02am

Los Alamos

Last September I embarked on a rigorous 30-day plan to get healthy and simplify my life. A best-selling book explained the step-by-step process in great detail. It was simple, all I had to do was follow each step as described and in less than a month my chaotic, demanding life would be chiseled down to a joy-filled, meaningful existence, and I would be living my full potential.


It has been nearly year and I can report I have progressed to day nine of the thirty-day plan. Except for the days when I slide back to day five.

Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. Nebel

on August 3, 2017 - 10:59am

Los Alamos

I really enjoy debating with people but that requires facts and all Mr. Nebel offers is hyperbole about corrupt police as well as deputies (link).

And he's apparently oblivious to the fact that New Mexico has been far and away the state leading the nation in violent crime as well as all other crime since long before 1980. Yes, I suppose now you'll dig up some FBI stats to disprove this - just make sure you adjust for per capita population.

I'm surprised he says he backs our police as he seems to be afraid and distrustful of law enforcement in general.

Letter To The Editor: YMCA 2017 Campaign

on August 3, 2017 - 9:24am
VP Family YMCA Board of Directors
I am a Member and volunteer Board Member of The Family YMCA. As such, I contribute time and funds to the Y.
I serve the Y and contribute because I have become very aware of the positive impact the Y makes in the lives of many in our community—especially youth.
The Y is conducting its 2017 Annual Campaign on behalf of kids and families in North Central New Mexico. The goal of our Campaign is to ensure that everyone can participate in Y programs regardless of their ability to pay.

Birth Announcement: Madison Rose Linnell

on August 3, 2017 - 7:58am

Madison Rose Linnell was born July 21 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Proud parents are Scott and Brenda Linnell of White Rock. Madison weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. Courtesy photo

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 3, 2017 - 6:29am