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There seems to be many articles about inequality in America lately. Equality is found in socialist or communist nations. In these nations the government dictates to the workers: (1) what job they will have, (2) what pay, and benefits they will get, (3) what conditions they will be working under, (4) and what housing they will get. The worker doesn’t have a choice of these issues. The worker cannot refuse this work. If they refuse they will not be able to get food, or housing, etc. But they will have equality, if they do what the government wants.
When a corporate gym’s philosophy didn’t match up with theirs, Kimberly and Andrew Hangartner decided to head out on their own to teach people fitness the way they saw it.
When the subject of retirement comes up, it often conjures up images of lazy afternoons on a hammock, leisurely walks in the morning sunshine, floating peacefully on a raft in the pool, and other such restful, relaxing ways to spend time. Or retirement often implies completing all of the things on a “bucket list” before becoming too old to do so. Although these can certainly be some of the well-deserved choices of retirement, they don’t necessarily have to define the entire experience. Creatively and conscientiously spending one’s time in retirement is worth a little thought and consideration. One of the ways to create a meaningful retirement is volunteering. It offers purposeful activity and a sense of giving back to loved ones and the community.
For Ralph Lauren, the American flag is not just a motif. When he uses the flag as inspiration for his designs — including his U.S. Olympic uniforms — he believes in what that represents.
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
Rick Savagian, owner of Mountainside Martial Arts Center, started his first self-defense karate program in Ahwatukee Foothills in 1979 with just six students. After 35 years in business he is now proud to say he has taught more than 11,000 students with more than 100 earning black belts.
Millions of Americans fought and died to establish and preserve our constitutionally guaranteed right to liberty. Why doesn’t that tell our elected officials where our priority lies? Without our liberty our lives, and more importantly the lives of our children, are reduced to centralized government tyranny and slavery.
Students from Desert Garden Montessori (DGM) recently visited Costa Rica where they assisted with renovating different schools in impoverished areas.
If you are reading a book review column, I assume you enjoy reading. If so, it’s furthermore safe to assume that “The Storied Life of A.J. Firky” will have great appeal to you. As one reviewer claims “...this book is a love letter to the joys of reading.”
Abraham Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government the next.”
“With your courage and with your compassion and your desire, we will build a Great Society. It’s a Society where no child will go unfed, and no youngster will go unschooled.”
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Faith, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, was rescued painfully thin, horribly matted, had toenails so long they were growing into her pads, had very bad teeth, and to top it off was blind. She was named Faith for a reason — Faith has a remarkable spirit and has not given up on life or people, despite her condition. Since then, Faith has made great strides in foster care, slowly discovering all of the good things life has to offer. Faith enjoys the yard and sun. She has started to check out dog beds and carry chew bones around. And Faith loves snuggle time on the couch, in your lap, in your arms, or sitting next to you on a blanket while watching TV. You know she is happy because she grunts in contentment. Faith is a gentle, kind, happy, little girl who is feeling better as each day goes by.
When Mary's elderly mother, Lucy, had to leave the town she had spent her life in, and the home she loved, she was devastated. Mary had asked her mother, who was growing frail, with fading memory, to come live with her.
Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
To our Governor, State Senate and House, Senators McCain and Flake and the citizens of Arizona.
I’m often surprised at the frequency in which I hear a Christian bring up Karma. As applied, Karma is the great balancer in the universe to right all wrongs and keep each successive day moving along as it should. It might be a warning to a person that a momentary bad deed will come back to haunt them, or an encouragement to a person wronged that retribution is on its way. Spend a few moments sitting at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear hints of this in the conversations all around you. Whether we profess faith in Jesus or not, most of us live with a deep need for fairness in our daily lives. It’s what makes our world tick.
Ms. Senior America 2013, Carolyn Corlew will be making a guest appearance and performing at the “Silver Celebration” for the 25th Annual Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant. The Pageant will take place March 22, at Valley Vista Performing Arts Theatre in Surprise at 6 p.m. Lee Lotze, 2013 Ms. Senior Arizona, will be crowning her successor that evening. Fifteen contestants will be competing for the title of Ms. Senior Arizona 2014.
Regarding comprehensive sexual education in the Tempe Union High School District Ralph Sheldon said, regarding Planned Parenthood, that “he feels uncomfortable with an organization whose primary function is providing abortions.” The percentage of Planned Parenthood services that are abortion relation: 3 percent. Ninety-seven percent, or one might say its primary function, is providing STD testing, cancer screenings and contraceptive care which 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives and drastically reduces the need for abortions.
Arizona is spending too much money providing a university education to students who really do not need it, according to the head of the House Appropriations Committee.
Four local women all had very different reasons for falling in love with yoga, but they all had a similar reason for joining together to purchase their own yoga studio at the end of 2013.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) invited community members from the district to overhear a discussion on the thoughts of Planned Parenthood introducing a new-based curricula to sex education in each of the seven high schools.
Making sure students are on the right track is a fundamental component each school tries to keep central, and Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School has been infusing these fundamentals within its students with its Leadership Academy.