Articles for the ‘Opinion’ Category
There was an old movie streaming on the internet a few months back called "The Southerner," the story of a young farm family coping with just about every conceivable problem a small farmer could have, from bad neighbors and floods to bank loans. One incident recalled the old wives' tale of "spring sickness," which was thought to come from eating vegetables.
Early spring brings us opportunities, once again, for viewing the Zodiacal Light. To see it, find a nice dark viewing spot and wait until it is completely dark after sunset. In the spring you look to the western horizon to see sunlight reflected by interplanetary dust particles. Look for a tall, left sloping wedge of diffuse light rising up from the horizon.
“Got your bong yet?” Barney asked. I don’t feign total innocence about the world of pot smoking but, on the other hand, I am hazy on the exact nature of…[Read more]
Anyone who reads much in the history of colonial New Mexico will sooner or later run across the word “genizaro.” It was a true “localism,” that is, a term used…[Read more]
Success at sea This hopeful story actually reports a 17-year work-in-progress of the parties involved. And at last, there have been high-fives all around. But first, the difficulties. North America…[Read more]
As a nod to the 1964 predictions of science fiction writers Isaac Asimov and Author C. Clark, El Defensor Chieftain would like to continue the tradition with some of our…[Read more]