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Head2Head: Whose Side Are You On Anyway?

on September 20, 2018 - 5:06pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

One time, I was in a bar with some old friends. Suddenly, everyone was silent and a man, obviously a regular, raised his glass.

“You know what I love about this bar?” he queried.

As a group, the whole bar responded, “No yuppies!”

Obviously, this was a nightly ritual and I not only found it hilarious, it felt great to be part of the group, putting down a stereotypical uber-consumer of the type I often find annoying—for about a minute.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 20, 2018 - 3:48pm

World Futures: Governance Part 3

on September 20, 2018 - 3:16pm
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the previous column we explored governance in families, businesses, organizations that are subject to some external control, and one global entity that uses agreed governance but without external government control (the Internet). It now is useful to explore government and its role in governance.

Drawing from Wikipedia, government is a system or group of people governing an organized community. If you explore the definition in an array of sources, a precise definition becomes confusing and elusive.

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 20

on September 20, 2018 - 6:58am
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday. On this day, anglers may fish without a license. It’s a good day to take a friend fishing who doesn’t normally go fishing. It’s even better if you have out-of-town visitors who don’t want to purchase a nonresident license. All other regular fishing rules and regulations will still apply.
The unseasonably hot weather has delayed the start of what I like to call the fall bite. This is when shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger trout into becoming more active.

McQuiston: Parents Of College Students - Check Your Coverage Before They Go

on September 20, 2018 - 6:39am

The Jemez Agency

My wife and I just sent our oldest child off to UNM for his freshman year. This is the start of many big life changes for everyone, which can also bring a lot of stress and questions.

As a parent, an important question you may not be thinking about is, what insurance coverage does my child have when they go off to college. Are they covered under my homeowners policy? Do they need more coverage?

Many homeowners’ insurance policies provide coverage for your college student while they are away at school.

Smart Design By Suzette: Design Like A French Girl

on September 20, 2018 - 6:36am

Do something the French have mastered: enjoy your home. Courtesy image

Follow the French citeria when renovating: form follows function. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

How do the French do it - that effortless style that oozes sophistication? Even the term for that mysterious, not-quite-definable fabulousness is French: je ne sais quoi.

I recently read How The French Live. It identified a few key guiding principles that I live by and thought that this topic would make a good article. The author is from Provence, Southern France but now lives in San Francisco.

‘Silent Sky’ Reaches For The Stars At LALT

on September 19, 2018 - 7:43am
Henrietta Leavitt, left, (Katrina Koehler) shares her work with her sister, Margaret (Jess Cullinan) in ‘Silent Sky’ at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Annie Cannon (Andi Bishoffberger), left, and Williamina Fleming (Kathi Collins). Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Los Alamos Daily Post

“Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson is about a subject well-suited to Los Alamos, women in science.

The play opened last weekend at Los Alamos Little Theatre and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept.