I have a very low tolerance for temperatures above 85 degrees, so living in Arizona in summertime is a challenge. I have friends who love heat, the hotter the better, and it’s hard to understand that I’m not just complaining. Some days I really do feel like I am struggling to survive.
When I was born my parents, who were by now naming their fifth kid and may have been out of ideas, opted to name me after my grandmother. My grandma, bless her oatmeal-raisin-cookie-baking heart, was awesome, but her given legal name was Bessie.
Justin Hunsaker graduated from Skyline High School in May, but senioritis doesn’t appear to have been on his to-do list. Besides being named to speak in the school’s graduating ceremonies, he won several essay competitions.
I usually don’t expect much from books or movies geared towards the “young adult” crowd, so I was shocked by how much I enjoyed The Fault in our Stars, a film about two teenage cancer patients fighting death and falling in love. This is one of the best romance stories I’ve ever seen and it is as smart and inspiring as it is heart-breaking.
Brooke is a 1-year-old quiet, sweet, pretty little Calico with unique markings and big, beautiful golden eyes. She’s a little shy at first, but it doesn’t take her long to rub up against you to request petting and love. Brooke enjoys attention and has a purr that doesn’t quit. She loves to cuddle, especially if there is a warm lap involved. Brooke is a cuddly lap cat when you want one or a soothing presence sitting beside you while you read a good book, watch a favorite movie, or catch up with a loved one over the phone. Brooke loves to play with swizzle wands, feather wands, and a string wand toy that has a red ball attached to the end of it. She’s also a fan of toy mice and little stuffed pillows/toys that she can bat around the room. After playtime, if her person is not available for snuggling, Brooke enjoys getting cozy in a covered bed or hanging out on top of her favorite cat condo where she can observe everything going on around her. Brooke is fine with other friendly kitties. This precious girl may be small in stature, but she has a big purrsonality and a big heart. She will make a great addition to any family lucky enough to adopt her.
Brooke, a 2-year-old Terrier/soft coated Wheaten mix loves to play, and especially loves to be petted while she wiggles and snuggles on you. She is a great student and a fast learner. Brooke is strong willed and would do great in activities that would stimulate her mentally and physically. Most dogs and Brooke don’t get along because she’s just too smart for them. If you think you can keep up with her, come meet Brook today. She is sponsored by Janice Laduca and her adoption fee is 50 percent off $125 because she has been in the shelter too long.
The Federal Reserve has been using interventionist actions since the early ‘60s. This action is what many refer to as Keynesian economics. In consort with the administration, the FED thinks that intervening into the market helps accelerate growth. It usually stimulates the market in the short term, but long term loads the government with debt that has to be paid back. Michael Pinto in his article “Rising Rate Realities” expressed it this way, “Because of the unprecedented and unsustainable amount of outstanding debt, central banks now face only two choices: (1) Stop printing money and allow a devastating deflationary cycle to pop the asset bubbles that exist in equities and real estate, or (2) continue expanding the money supply until hyperinflation eradicates the middle class and the economy.”
An English teacher from Desert Vista High School, Dr. Cicely Cobb, and civil rights advocate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, hosted a press conference outside of the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Court Building in downtown Phoenix on Thursday morning to highlight alleged physical, verbal and emotional abuse she has experienced at the school.
It’s often called, “The greatest story ever told,” and it’s taken straight from the Bible in an annual production with a stage and cast of near biblical proportions, as befitting the story. The Easter Pageant of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is performed in the huge grassy bowl in front of the Visitor’s Center of the Mesa Arizona Temple, 525 East Main St. It never fails to be a moving, memorable and uplifting experience that brings people back year after year.
Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy.
How does a piece of literature become a “classic?” How is the “very best” of any culture determined, and, by whom? Is there a checklist? Who creates that checklist? What values are inherently connected with any kind of “best” lists? And what is “quality?”
While I am no died in the wool traditionalist, not by a long shot, I sometimes have a bit of a problem with the words we now use to describe the places we gather together as the church. They are called “worship centers” or “multi-purpose buildings” or “auditoriums.” This is unfortunate. I much prefer the word used by our grandparents: Sanctuary.