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Home Country: One More Cup

on March 22, 2018 - 7:50am
Home Country
There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee.
But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now.

Hopkins: Christine Chandler Superbly Qualified For Dist. 43 House Seat

on March 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

Los Alamos

I urge all Democrats in District 43 to vote for Christine Chandler in the June 5 primary. She is superbly qualified through temperament, knowledge and experience.

I have known Christine almost from her first day at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in late 1986. At that time, I was a lab associate director responsible for the nuclear weapons program. Christine and I worked together on numerous issues and problems facing the lab.

She was always professional in the face of serious challenges.

Letter To The Editor: Put Sights On Whatever May Add To Mass Shootings

on March 19, 2018 - 2:54pm
Los Alamos
School kids of the nation seem intent on pursuing varied means of giving enough visibility to school shootings to achieve useful changes in the problem.
Any major discussion of mass shootings eventually gets around to the growing "culture of violence" -- the gun-filled movies and video games. School kids could further heighten visibility with protests in Hollywood against the epidemic of violent movies and in Silicon Valley against gun-filled video games.
I don't know whether this added visibility and the data would help reduce the problem more than the

Fr. Glenn: ‘He Is Inconvenient To Us’

on March 18, 2018 - 7:54am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Did you see the news story about a nativity statue being returned to a church 90 years after it was stolen? Stealing from a church, and thus from God; THAT can’t end well! This reminded of the scriptural story of 1 Samuel 4-6 and the Philistines’ plagues resulting from taking the Ark of the Covenant, ending only after they had returned it to the Israelites. Maybe something similar happened to the one who took the statue in the first place; who knows?

Cinema Cindy Reviews: A Wrinkle In Time

on March 17, 2018 - 9:11am
Los Alamos

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a sweet and courageous film based on the tween novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in 1962, the book has been a favorite read. But never has it been imagined as quite so colorful and fantastical. The story has a great message—when faced with darkness in the world: Be the Light; Be a warrior.

This is the tale of an adventure taken by 11-year-old Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid (who was Emily in 12 Years a Slave). She, her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, of the movie Belle) are still

Amateur Naturalist: A Stage Called Cerro Grande Peak

on March 16, 2018 - 2:01pm
MAP A: The three sides of Cerro Grande peak.
Amateur Naturalist: A stage called Cerro Grande Peak
Cerro Grande is one of the peaks that form the perimeter of the Valles Caldera volcanic crater. Two factors make the Cerro Grande one of the more interesting peaks to visit. It has three flanks. The positioning of these flanks has resulted in different kinds of forest growing on them. The second factor is the change in elevation from its base to its summit. This additionally results in several kinds of plant communities.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am