My friend’s daughter just turned 8 and I was recently reminiscing about having attended her baby shower. I arrived at the party, set my purse in a room with everyone else’s and joined the activities. Most of the women in attendance went to my friend’s church.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a major architect of “Obamacare,” wrote a thought-provoking article in the Atlantic recently entitled “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” Although he graciously concedes the right of others to make different choices, this major health care policymaker insists that “families — and you — will be better off if nature takes it’s course swiftly and promptly”, with only palliative medicine provided to seniors over 75.
The Old Testament Law contains 613 individual commandments. The majority of these are negative: “Thou shalt not” do such or so. These commandments prohibit activities ranging from coveting your neighbor’s cow to wearing pants made from two different materials. The remaining commandments are positive: “Thou shalt.” These order adherents to perform in determined ways and means.
I would like to correct some misstatements of fact in Michael Hinz’s recent Opinion article (“Shame on Gee and Pulte,” AFN, July 20). As Hinz serves as secretary on a board of directors of a large HOA (according to Linda Swain’s posting on the Nextdoor website, he was identified as president; however, the Arizona Corporate Commission records reflect his position as secretary), he should read the document(s) in question prior to commenting on it. If he had, he would have realized that the deed restriction for the former Lakes golf course does not provide Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM) any enforcement rights, nor are they subject to assessments. In fact, the ABM is not even described in the document. ABM is one of approximately 5,300 “benefitted” parties identified in Exhibit “B” of the document. This consists of all landowners within the (true) Ahwatukee boundary. The ABM was not “seduced” by the property /owner, or anyone else, into not enforcing the deed restriction. In the future, I might suggest a little research prior to bashing a fellow HOA.
I’ve seen it multiple times, but it never fails to amaze me just how fragile our lives, as well as all the stuff of our lives really are. One of the summer storms bouncing around the Valley at this time of year brought wind and rain ripping through our church campus. It tore up trees and threw around the roof tiles like a 2 year old in full tantrum mode. The storm was all over and done in the space of about 10 minutes, yet restoring some semblance of order took several days. The emotional impact of the scene of devastation, and the physical work also took its toll, even as we give thanks that no one was injured.
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent July 14 “Perils and Perils of Privilege” workshop at Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee.
I’ve seen it multiple times, but it never fails to amaze me just how fragile our lives, as well as all the stuff of our lives, really are. One of the summer storms bouncing around the Valley at this time of year brought wind and rain ripping through our church campus. It tore up trees and threw around the roof tiles like a 2 year old in full tantrum mode. The storm was all over and done in the space of about 10 minutes, yet restoring some semblance of order took several days. The emotional impact of the scene of devastation, and the physical work also took its toll, even as we give thanks that no one was injured.
I just read Bill Richardson’s bio on officer Stewart Ferrin. No question who I’d want around to help me in the event of an emergency. “Professor” Ore’s behavior has brought shame onto herself and the institution for which she works — on a national level, no less. Where’s the investigation of that? Where is the political correctness in vilifying a young man who has devoted his life to helping the society in which he lives?
We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the standing room only audience that participated so enthusiastically and honestly in our recent 14 July “Perils and Perils of Privilege" workshop at Pomegranate Café. It was for us an opportunity to move conversations about diversity and difference to a deeper level of personal and social examination.
I read with disdain the pitiful appeal of Pulte Homes (AFN, July 13, as published by their paid hack, Randy Christman). I do not know Mr. Christman, but I know that he willingly presents false choices for all residents of Ahwatukee, not just The Lakes.
Shame on SCOTUS. Its recent 5-4 ruling to allow the owners of Hobby Lobby and other closely held, for-profit enterprises to deny certain types of reproductive health care to its women employees moves society backwards.
There’s a proverb that says if you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours. If not, well, it never belonged to you in the first place. But had my son Braden written that proverb it would go more like this: “If you love something and it won’t cooperate, stomp the guts out of it.”
When the trailer for “Edge of Tomorrow” hit awhile back, everyone seemed to have the same reaction. “So what, it’s like ‘Groundhog Day’ meets ‘Transformers?’” In a nutshell, yeah, that’s exactly what the film is. The good news is that “Edge of Tomorrow” is also one of the summer’s more surprising blockbusters. As an action picture, it’s infinitely smarter and more entertaining than any of the “Transformers” movies. While not as funny or heartfelt as “Groundhog Day,” it does have a very welcome sense of humor and genuine affection for its characters. It’s kind of a shame that this $178 million blockbuster is likely destined to get lost in the shuffle of summer movies as it’s really worth checking out.
“I can hardly wait for the Tribune to start printing letters from homeowners in the new Eastmark development complaining about noise from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and suggesting that it be shut down. Here’s a crazy idea – if you don’t want to live next to an airport, don’t buy a house next to an airport.”
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.
Some parents enjoy planning celebrations for their high school-aged children, whether it’s for a birthday or school-related event like prom or graduation, or a team or club gathering. Unfortunately, these celebrations can also mean underage drinking. Some adults believe if they supervise drinking of young people in their homes, that it’s a better or safer alternative to unsupervised parties.
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?