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Fr. Glenn: Gray Hair

on January 28, 2018 - 8:11am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Another day, another gray hair … at least of the hair that still clings ever so tenuously upon my pate. Sigh. And still can’t get the barber to charge me half-price for the reduction of his labor.  Oh, the humanity!  :)

One of my favorite lines in scripture, having increasing poignancy as I get older, is “The glory of young men is their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair [wisdom] (Proverbs 20:29) Ah … the truth of it.

Pastor Raul: Incidental Idolatry

on January 28, 2018 - 7:27am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear, nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. (NASB Psalms 135:15-17).
The modern practice of idolatry may have less to do with raising something above God and more to do with lowering God below other things. This is more common than we may care to believe.
When it comes to idolatry, almost all Christians have been taught

Letter To The Editor: Second Class Citizens Get Second Class Road Repairs In White Rock

on January 27, 2018 - 9:40am
White Rock
Recently loads of dirt and gravel mixed with what looks like petroleum were dumped on the sides of the road in Pajarito Acres and La Senda under the guise of shoulder repair. The work was announced Jan. 5, 2018 in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link).
This mixture seen in the photos of the work has done nothing to address the actual crumbling and disappearing asphalt. It has, however, created a very hazardous, slippery, ugly and messy condition for pedestrians, bicycles and animals, which share the roadway with vehicles. The dust created by this mixture is heinous.

Letter To The Editor: Kathleen Parker, Back At You

on January 26, 2018 - 8:20am
Los Alamos
Kathleene Parker (link) notes that I did not comment on the hot-button issue of immigration. That was the point of one of my other points--specifically, don't create hot button issues.
Immigration is the obvious one. Both the left and right are staking out combative positions on immigration and playing to their respective bases while eschewing common ground.
The right has a valid point that illegal immigrants, whether DREAMers or otherwise, are here illegally.

Tales Of Our Times: Paths To ‘Sustainable’ Are Craggy

on January 26, 2018 - 6:20am
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
Paths To ‘Sustainable’ Are Craggy
What does a “sustainable” world look like? As time rolls on, people wrestle with this puzzle. Yet a question less often asked is how do we get from here to there? That is, how do we work the hard part, the transition?

Being sustainable, whatever it means, is infinitely easier than becoming sustainable. The path, not the destination, is the snarl that needs more of the bright light. I offer no swift map, but I can point out the starting line.

Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 26

on January 26, 2018 - 6:13am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
We had some snow and very cold temperatures last weekend. The snow was most welcome because snowpacks throughout New Mexico are well below normal. The recent storm helped but we need many more.

Even with the 23 inches of snow they received at Wolf Creek Pass, the snowpack there is well below normal. Most areas throughout the state where the snowpack is measured are reporting snow depths less than 50 percent of normal.

If you would like to check on snow depths here in New Mexico, the National Resource Conservation Service (link)

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 26, 2018 - 6:12am