.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

It’s beginning to look a lot like anything

-A A +A
By John Pawlak

This is an interesting time of the year. Snowfalls paint a wonderful texture on the sagebrush, and the distant mountains become picturesque with their candle-dripped white caps. The mesas glimmer in the sunlight with their earth tone colors sporting ice floes. The entire landscape seems to yell out like a George Henry Durrie painting.

An endless assortment of holidays also speckles the calendar, allowing all faiths to find cause to celebrate. We have Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Krampus, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday and of course New Year’s Eve.

It’s December and there are a thousand and one (maybe even two) reasons to be happy. If the bills are paid, then you should be happy. If the bills aren’t paid ... well then, you have the stuff you bought and you still have the money.

Yet another reason to be happy! Your child is coming back from college to spend some time with the family. The house smells of cinnamon (or piñon) and the CD player, dusted off from months of silence, now sings out joyful tunes that are relegated to this time of the year.

Why? What is it about this season that brings out so much joy and happiness?

The truth is, there are wonderful things to celebrate every month, every day.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday