Do great conversations matter? How about civility? Does having the best possible local schools matter? I say, “You betcha!”
Sunday marked the fourth annual Great Conversations fundraiser hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation; a delicious afternoon of sharing ideas with a diverse group of Los Alamos-ites, who enjoy critical thinking, problem-solving, listening intently with an open mind to new ideas and worldly experiences of some neighbors we hadn’t had a chance to know until Sunday’s “meeting of the minds.” I loved every minute of our round-table exploration of the future of higher education led by Cindy Rooney, associate dean and chair of business at UNM-LA.
Other fully engaged round tables discussed a wide variety of topics on fire science, resilient children, earthquakes, fashion, “Curiosity” on Mars, health care, school shootings, auroras, basketball, aging mightily, the environment and iPhones, all led by an expert in the field. We have many experts in Los Alamos, fortunately.