Although I do not write book reviews in the summer months, I do continue reading, perhaps more than ever. Lucky enough to spend summers in the cool pines of northern Arizona, I walk a lot and an audio book is my constant companion. I was having a difficult time trying to choose which book to review as I start a new season, so I elected to do mini reviews instead of one long one. I’ll try to capture their essence briefly.
Grant Harrison stands in for Homecoming King David France and Queen Maddie Spencer during halftime of the football game between Desert Vista and Dobson at Desert Vista High School on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Dobson wide receiver Jerry Santana (24) is tackled by Desert Vista defensive linemen David France (65) and Adrian Perez (62) during the football game between Desert Vista and Dobson at Desert Vista High School on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Ken Casey started Prickly Piecers Quilt Guild 10 years ago with a flurry of media coverage and a hope that he might get 20 people to show up to his first meeting. He was shocked when he arrived to find more than 40 people in Ahwatukee Foothills who shared his love for the art of quilting.
Desert Vista linebacker Saxon McDonald (44) and defensive lineman David France (65) tackle North running back Anthony Moore (2) during the football game between Desert Vista and North at North High School on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
A French soldier stands in front of the desk of American airline company 'Delta Air Lines' in Nice airport, south eastern France, Friday, July 4, 2014. The French civil aviation authority on Friday announced stepped-up security measures “for the summer period.” The agency said the measures might cause delays on U.S.-bound flights. French government officials would not elaborate Friday on the measures, citing the need for discretion in security matters. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter, Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
“He served with honor and distinction.” Those are the exact words that President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on National Television regarding recently released U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Not only did students at Summit School of Ahwatukee donate more than 17,000 diapers to Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, the most diapers per student of all schools that participated in Arizona, but they did it all in a two-week span.
When you were a kid, did you ever think, “I want to live to be 100 years old.” Yep, me too. Well, I am fortunate enough to know someone very special to me that is closing in on that giant milestone, my grandma. She is 99 1/2 years old, she will be turning 100 in December and I am hopeful that she makes it. I’ve been telling my boys how lucky they are to have a great grandmother and all the amazing changes she has seen in the world during her lifetime. Imagine growing up without electricity, indoor plumbing, a car, television, computers, iPhones, and more.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?