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Monsoons

Every summer in Arizona there comes a time when the long summer days with their unrelenting 100+ degree temperatures become tiresome if not nearly unbearable.And even though it’s “a dry […]

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Don’t Miss The Moment

I am blessed in my life, if I haven’t shared that before. I am healthy, I have a wonderful partner and a great family. This spring, I was fortunate enough […]

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Moderation

“Everything in moderation,” my father said, sitting in his chair behind his desk, raising a glass and sipping at the three fingers of a single malt whiskey he poured only […]

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Unplugging

Anne Lamott, a favorite writer of mine, describes what I call “spontaneous electronic regeneration” by saying, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including […]

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New Year Reflection

The new year is typically a time of self-reflection. We often focus on what we may or may not have accomplished in the past year, and set goals for what […]

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Working the Polls

A few years ago, a friend posted on Facebook that she would be working for the county elections office and that they needed just one more person to work on […]

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Food for Thought

My uncle Mike came to visit last week. We went to dinner and afterward (at his insistence), we ended up at a little place to sing karaoke. Uncle Mike is […]

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Thank you, Ms. Uhlir

Most women can remember their high school years being full of good times with best friends, crushes on boys, and the occasional heartbreak when something didn’t go exactly as planned. […]