Envy Will Make You Miserable


By Paul Witkop – When I was about 12, my close friend Jeff had a gold colored Schwinn Stingray bicycle with a banana seat and 3-speed stick shift. I wanted one too…very badly. It is called envy and it starts young. Experience has shown me that envy is a very destructive force. It is a […]

Male Call: A Charted Conversation


 By James Roberts – A guy-pal — let’s call him “Jon” — related an interesting get-to-know-you phone convo that, sadly, ended less than gloriously. Or, perhaps that’s really the point of such conversations. You decide. Backing up. Jon and the woman — let’s call her “Jan” — connected on Tinder. She seemed perfectly aligned with […]

Healthy Eating On The Go


By Erin Mahoney — A healthy diet takes dedicated focus and intention. So, what do you do when you set good and healthy intentions when on the road? Here are some tips for staying on track when travel plans arise including starting the day right, choosing healthy meals while on the go, and establishing healthy […]

Nominations Sought for Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards — Deadline is July 31


Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. Nominations for this year’s awards officially opened to the public today and will remain open until 11:59pm MST July 31, 2019. Nominated artists will be asked to fill out a more detailed […]

Tech4Life Presents Cyber Security Workshop at Desert Foothills Library


Ransomware, identity theft, password hacking… Tech4Life says that small business owners and affluent households are prime targets for these cyber crimes, and the company wants to help Valley residents avoid becoming a victim: 22 major public sector ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2019 Standard Wi-Fi routers now put users at major risks Customized […]

Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood and Platelet Donors


Today the American Red Cross announced that, following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the organization is facing a blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care. […]

Carefree Vice Mayor John Crane Writes… JULY 2019


Desert Wildfires While we may have had the most pleasant May on record, the exceptional winter and spring rains, combined with the unusually long, cool growing season have set the stage for an exceptionally scary fire season. Compounding the situation, the invasive Globe Chamomile has sprung up everywhere.  The seas of dry yellow flowers are […]

Bondurant Announces New Drag Racing Program


Bondurant School of High Performance Driving announced today the addition of a new drag racing program, breaking new ground as the first of its kind to offer professional drag racing instruction to the public behind the wheel of the most powerful street legal cars in the world July 27 and Aug. 17, with additional courses […]

Women Love Jeeps and Trucks


By Cathy Droz – RAM and Jeep brands both set full-year sales records in 2018. Jeep sales were up 17 percent and RAM sales were up 7 percent. RAM gets an all-new Heavy Duty and the Jeep brand returns to the pick-up truck market with the Gladiator. I was privileged to get a first-hand look […]

A Palm Tree, a Ficus and Some Chimes


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, D.D. — It was one of those unusual Sunday afternoons when not much was going on. The temperature was below average, and a cool breeze woke the hanging chimes prompting them to ring every now and again. I took a sip of my drink and lay on the chaise on the […]