Dog-Eared Review: Night Hush


By Melanie Tighe – Whew — what a ride! I found this military thriller with a touch of romance to be the perfect read for the Fourth of July. From the very first page, Arizona author Leslie Jones held nothing back in Night Hush, the first book in her Duty & Honor series. The opening scene is so […]

Male Call: Unselfie Yourselfie


By James Roberts – We went to a Meetup pool party/BBQ the other day and only recognized two people from their profile pix, both of whom we happened to know pretty well. The other 10 were completely unrecognizable. Now, as we understand it, the whole point of a social media site like Meetup is to […]

Come On…How Can You Believe In Someone You Cannot See?


By Paul Witkop – My conversation with a man recently took an interesting turn when he seriously questioned my sanity. I told him that after a careful analysis of other options available that explain life and our human purpose, I have made the personal choice to trust my life to Jesus Christ. His contention was […]

Good Design Is Comfortable Design


By Barbara Kaplan – The single most important characteristic people tell me they want in their home is comfort, and I believe you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for the look you want. Good design comforts — but everyone has a different definition of what comfort means to them. What is warm and comfortable for […]

Honesty, Excellence, Respect — Lexus: 2017 Lexus ES300h


By Cathy Droz – In today’s environment and across the various generations, a key to any successful enterprise is delivering on their philosophy and values, regarding their customers’ experience. The following information compares two diverse organizations, but with similar approaches to that experience. There is nothing like test driving a Lexus; I haven’t driven one […]

Summertime…And The Forgettin’ Is Easy


By Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz – Summertime! This is the cry of school kids from Kindergarten through college. The expectation that the summer vacation frees them from studying, from learning, from reading, from following current events, for them is real. However, in reality, summertime should be an opportunity to study, learn, read and better understanding […]

The Magnificent Seven


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Most people cherish their vision more than any other sense. However, like many things in life, we often become most motivated to preserve our vision only when we find ourselves at risk to lose our vision. With deference to the proverbial “an ounce of prevention,” here are seven things you […]

About Arizona Wine: Laramita Cellars Has Big Plans


– By Darla S. Hoffmann, Certified Specialist of Wine Laramita means ‘The Twig’ in Spanish; Laramita Cellars has big plans for many of them. Have you ever concocted an extravagant brainchild while sitting at a bar sipping on a glass of wine? You weren’t sure you would make that dream a reality come morning, for […]

Valley Chefs Join Together To Raise Funds For A Fellow Chef


In a rally cry to support one of their own, the “Arizona Seven” are reuniting for the 7 Chef Fund Up, a pair of communal dining events hosted in support of fellow chef Kelly Fletcher (formerly of House of Tricks, Zen Culinary).  Fletcher recently fell seriously ill to a life-threatening infection that spread throughout his body, […]

Find Time To Re-create…You Need It


– By Pastor Paul Witkop Your life is a delicate balancing act. Our activities include work, family relationships, home repairs, laundry and other chores, exercise, recreation, worship, volunteering and eating. One newspaper polled experts from all these arenas as to the minimum daily requirement for each category. These minimum daily requirements totaled 35 hours. Ugh! […]