Love others as much as you love yourself,” Jesus told his followers. These words are considerably more than a sugary Sunday-school story. For those who take these words to heart, “love others” has profound, life-altering implications, not all of which are warm and fuzzy. Consider the life of Bernard Lichtenberg, arrested seven decades ago. His crime: He loved. Lichtenberg was a Catholic priest serving in Berlin before the outbreak of World War 2. When Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, he recognized the coming terror better than most, and made it his ambition to help the Jewish people and other persecuted groups.
A couple of weeks ago, I played at the Ahwatukee Country Club golf course. As I went to check in, I noticed that the pro shop had less than a quarter of the space occupied. When Ahwatukee Lakes was getting ready to shut down, the pro shop was just as sparse.
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.
The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
Emmy, a 3-year-old Boxer mix, is a laid back gal looking for an easy going, quiet home. She loves to lounge around all day and hang out with her people and go for an occasional walk. Emmy gets along with other easy going dogs as well as cats. If you have a nice quiet home and are looking for an easy going dog well then Emmy is your gal. She is spayed and has her shots. Her adoption fee is $100.
First-year teachers at the Kyrene School District gathered at the district office Monday morning and attended teacher orientation where they received information on what to expect for the coming school year and a career within Kyrene.
Eli, a gorgeous 2-year-old, long-haired tuxedo cat is looking for a new home. He is a very calm and quite cat who likes to find a great perch from which he can watch the world go by. His favorite position is to be laying next to you to receive bully rubs and brushing. At the PetSmart cat center, he enjoys the attention of volunteers by sitting with them and occasionally playing with toys. When in the mood, he plays like a kitten. He is good with other quiet cats and maybe dogs.
Here’s an interesting statistic: over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To enjoy this time to the fullest — and to help prevent the possibility of outliving your financial resources — you will need to invest for income and growth throughout your retirement years.
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.
Near Mpumalanga, South Africa, are the marvelous and mysterious Echo Caves. Rediscovered in the last century and turned into a tourist site, these caverns are home to a truly remarkable ecosystem. One of the more amazing species found there, is its famous and unique wild fig trees. As far as plant life goes, these fig trees appear to be normal run-of-the-mill fruit bushes. What makes them so famous is the unseen: Their roots. Researchers and spelunking scientists have followed the roots of these trees deep into Echo Caves — 400 feet deep to be precise — the deepest known root system in the world.