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Yang: When Science Meets Reality – Part III Of III

on April 27, 2015 - 9:36am
Los Alamos

When Science Meets Reality – Part III Of III

Scientists understand social cues and are, like the rest of us, equipped with human emotions. Their take on socially constructed reality might be slightly askew (by whose standards?), but their social construction of reality is just as valid as another group’s social construction.

Managers in R&D organizations face the same kind of relational issues and group-intergroup dynamics as all other managers.

Letter To The Editor: Victims But No Victimizers

on April 26, 2015 - 2:32pm

Los Alamos

During the last few months, we have seen many protests over the death of suspects at the hands of police. The protesters claim the rights of the suspects were violated. Some claim the suspects were murdered by the police.

We have heard calls to the defense of the police, that they too are often victims, placed in situations of peril as they seek to carry out their mission of defending the peace, a mission bestowed upon them by we the people.

We have also heard that many police departments enforce the laws unequally, that minorities are unfairly targeted,


Smart Design With Suzette: A Kitchen Renovation ... Getting Started

on April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
A newly renovated kitchen. Courtesy/Suzette Fox
A white kitchen. Courtesy/Suzette Fox
Smart Design With Suzette
A Kitchen Renovation – Getting Started

The kitchen is my favorite room to design. Kitchens represent family, nourishment, friends and laughter. Kitchens are also the most challenging. Huge mistakes can be made. These mistakes have lasting implications as a result of decisions that were not thought through.

This article will be the first in a series on kitchen renovation.

Home Country By Slim Randles: To Gentle A Horse

on April 26, 2015 - 9:17am
Home Country

Steve, the tall cowboy of us philosophy types, was riding a young horse through town the other day to get him used to “boogers.”

To gentle a horse, he explained, you give them something to booger at, and then talk them out of it. You keep coming up with new boogers and calming the horse until screaming fire engines and jet exhaust are no problem at all.

He rode up to the Campbell house and saw Anita, Dud’s wife, shaking out a throw rug. The young horse began blowing nuclear snot all over the front yard and his eyes bugged out.

“Anita,” Steve said, “would you

Pastor Granillo: Words Matter

on April 26, 2015 - 9:15am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

Words Matter

My mother has washed my mouth out with soap on more than one occasion. Of course my parents came from a time when this was acceptable and they believed that what came out of your mouth mattered.

Today this practice is probably less common, and maybe even frowned upon, but I would argue that what comes out of your mouth still matters. What each one of us says or does makes a difference—whether good or bad.

In Mark 7:14-15 (NIV), Jesus told the crowd around Him, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.

Letter To The Editor: Sierra Club Talking Points Being Debunked

on April 25, 2015 - 11:07am

Letter To The Editor: Comment To 'We Are About To Be branded'

on April 25, 2015 - 8:55am
Los Alamos

How about, "Where people still dress like graduate students from the 70's"?