Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Canyons of Los Alamos: Where Discoveries are Made

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Los Alamos, New Mexico—home of the Atomic Bomb—also showcases a rugged terrain of deep canyons and soaring cliffs. Los Alamos’s city motto is “Where discoveries are made,” in which reference to the atomic bomb immediately … Continue reading

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Nature’s Perfection: A Hike Along Los Conchas Trail

by Dr. Denise R. Ames What is your vision of a perfect hiking trail: a bubbling stream, sheer cliffs climbing to the sky, evergreens adding dimension and texture, a canyon floor ablaze with wildflowers, an open meadow with thickets of … Continue reading

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A Pall over Los Alamos: A Visit to the “Atomic City”

By Dr. Denise R. Ames  What comes to your mind when you hear Los Alamos? I bet it is not cottonwood (poplar) trees, as the word means in Spanish, but something more ominous, perhaps the place where the great minds … Continue reading

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Along the Rio Grande Bosque

by Dr. Denise R. Ames The act of traveling has changed. COVID-19 has stretched its deadly tentacles into traveling as well as into other areas of our lives. Exotic vacations in foreign lands are on hold for now and cross-country … Continue reading

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The Rise of Populism, pt. 4

By Dr. Denise R. Ames A growing political phenomenon, populism, is making headway in many countries around the world today, including western democracies. It is a worldwide phenomenon with far-reaching ramifications. Here is part 4 of this blog series … … Continue reading

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The Rise of Populism part 3

by Dr. Denise R. Ames A growing political phenomenon, populism, is making headway in many countries around the world today, including western democracies. It is a worldwide phenomenon with far-reaching ramifications. Here is part 3 of this blog series … … Continue reading

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The Rise of Populism, part 2

by Dr. Denise R. Ames A growing political phenomenon, populism, is making headway in many countries around the world today, including Western democracies. It is a worldwide phenomenon with far-reaching ramifications. Here is part 2 of this blog series … … Continue reading

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The Rise of Populism, pt. 1

By Dr. Denise R. Ames A growing political phenomenon, populism, is making headway in many countries around the world today, including western democracies. It is a worldwide phenomenon with far-reaching ramifications. The term was coined in the late 19th century, … Continue reading

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