Opinion & Columns

How The Hen House Turns: Birds In A Mixed Flock

Bobbi the Chinese goose, left, being mothered by Lucy the Embden goose. Photo by Cary Neeper
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
One of our most poignant memories of Los Alamos is the vision of Lucy Goose sitting outside the Hen House yard, watching two chicken chicks play over and around their adoptive mother, Turkey 2.
 
We called her “Little Bear” because she survived a bear attack on the bomb proof nest boxes Don built.
 
It was the spring of 2014 when Turkey’s vigil ended. In just a few weeks the chicks had grown up enough to run around exploring the Hen House yard by themselves.

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Fr. Glenn: In, But Not Of

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ahhh … ‘tis the season. 

Yes … we see riots here, protests there, strife everywhere. Impeachments. Invectives. Insults. Anti-social media. Even people getting beaten over chicken sandwiches and chicken nuggets (really!? Over chicken … or, rather, a chicken-like substance?) Fragmentation. Chaos.

But then … a relative calm descends … at least for a few days. Is it the weather? The solstice? Everybody going on holiday? Or, just maybe … the feeling of the season permeates hearts a teensy bit. We can only hope … and pray. After all, Jesus is called “Prince of Peace.


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McQuiston: Smart Home Technology – Friend or Foe?

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Anyone buying any cool tech gifts for themselves or for loved ones this holiday season?

The possibilities are endless when it comes to “smart” devices that are available for you and your home.

These devices range from smart plugs and smart appliances to smart doorbells that allow you to see a live video of your front porch from your phone when the doorbell rings. But, with every new tech invention, there are always pros and cons. So, what are some of the pros and cons of smart home technology?

Convenience: Technology makes life easier, so it’s no surprise that convenience


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Letter To The Editor: Well Played Democrats

By DAVID HAMPTON
Los Alamos
 

Since impeachment began, Trump is +6 in general approval, +7 in economic approval, +600,000 in individual donors, and now he’s ahead of all Democratic contenders in head-to head competition. Well played Democrats.

 
In the mean time, Trump is winning the trade war, rolling back decades-old unfair tariffs on US goods, bringing back middle class jobs, appointing 180+ conservative federal judges and 2 SCOTUS justices, upholding traditional values, refuting inaccurate racist labels with record low minority unemployment and historic support

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Letter To The Editor: Luján Out Of Touch

By MICK RICH
Republican Candidate
U.S. Senate

By endorsing abortion during Advent, New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján has demonstrated just how far apart he is from Christians and Catholics.

As Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Jesus’ life on Earth, Ben Ray Luján celebrates something very different. Mr. Lujan favors ending the miracle of life before it has a chance – or a choice. This is so blatantly offensive; it makes you wonder if he is writing off New Mexico’s Christians and Catholics.

NARAL has awarded Luján a 100 percent pro-abortion score for his votes in Congress.


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Q&A With Congressional Candidate Alexis Johnson

CD3 Candidate Alexis Johnson

 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

Republican candidate Alexis Johnson provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

JOHNSON: I am qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress because I was born and raised in New Mexico, I graduated from New


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