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“Regarding the woman who left her kids in a hot car for a job interview: Strangers donated more than $114K to her. That’s enough to pay off my mortgage and I’m out of work too. But I don’t have any kids. My car isn’t running right now. What should I do?”
Question: How good are Wi-Fi connections on airplanes and are they worth paying for?
“Trans fats can be found in fast foods, snack foods, frozen pizza, coffee creamers, margarines and some refrigerated dough. While trans fats increase the shelf life of foods, they reduce the shelf life of people.”
With the change of weather and kids recently celebrating Halloween, many kids are looking forward to the fall break, Thanksgiving and Christmas and many adults are making plans for a New Year’s celebration.
The Jewish tradition requires justice — in Hebrew, “tzedek.” This goes beyond criminal justice. Indeed, we seek justice in all cases, between all creatures. A just world is a world in balance, a world without want. We seek to bring balance to the world through the performance of mitzvot, religious and ethical actions that nudge the world just a bit further from pain and a bit closer to bounty.
Not long ago, I requested – and received – a thorough briefing on Ebola by Maricopa County Public Health officials. I came out of the meeting impressed by the behind-the-scenes preparations that U.S. and local health officials are making to confront and combat this deadly virus.
They are everywhere. They are some who watched the Towers fall and chose to hold forgiveness in their hearts. They are those whose dreams died that day, but knew to keep living in gratitude.
In January, new Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a new director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The director’s term coincides with the governor’s.
A small group of local Republican lawmakers gathered outside the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday morning for a press conference on immigration reform ahead of President Obama’s speech on Thursday.
A few years ago I returned to speak at the church that was my first pastorate. The church was celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, and it had been more than a decade since I had stood in their pulpit. They welcomed me back with incredible grace and affection, and I was truly glad for the reunion.
Dear Gilbert Public Schools Board Members and Dr. Kishimoto,
The phenomenon that has become Breast Cancer Awareness Month is astounding. The attention given to this disease each October has resulted in numerous cases of early detection and lives saved. However, despite the light that shines so brightly on the breast cancer discussion, there is a form of this disease that is often overlooked. The women who suffer from this form of breast cancer continue to cope with its impact long after the 5Ks are over and the pink products disappear from the shelves.
Obama is going to poison the well over immigration reform. Republicans are bent on putting poison pills in the Affordable Care Act. All this last election did was turn gridlock into hemlock.”
Disingenuous or dumb?
“Why does Mitch McConnell, a man who got an average of 723,000 votes when getting elected to the Senate, think he can politically bully a man who averaged 67.7 million votes when getting elected as president? Know your place, Senator.”
Another election season has come and gone. You might reasonably conclude that, once again, no ballot fraud occurred in Arizona, from the absence of any news accounts. But that’s almost certainly not true.
She was a normal-looking young woman. Her baseball cap and glasses shielded most of her face. She sat in a row of chairs. There were people on her left and right. With a book in one hand and a bag in the other, she looked familiar. I could not place her but I had seen her before. Something was familiar. Maybe it was her logo on her bag. I walked around to get a different angle on her facial features. My heartbeat was beginning to pick up. Should I approach her or not? What if I make a fool of myself? What if it is her, and I miss the opportunity to meet her?
One of the last vestiges of old Tempe will soon disappear. Monti’s La Casa Vieja is closing and artifacts are being sold off. Michael Monti, the son of founder Leonard Monti, sold the property for over $16 million. A high-rise hotel will now tower over the property and questions about the “old house’s” future are unclear.
Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education.
“I’m with President Obama on immigration. I need a new roof on my house. The Republican-controlled Congress has until the first of the year to come up with an immigration bill or I’m going to sign an executive check and get some guys to nail down my new shingles.”
“The reason for the Republican landslide: Only 13 percent of under-30 voters voted while 34 percent of the over-60 voters voted.”
Arizona's statewide races reflect the national campaigns — an almost complete Republican victory, and an almost complete rejection of Barack Obama. Six years ago, who'd a thunk it? The guy was on top of the world. Now, he might slink off the world stage in a couple of years, as an afterthought. A conflation of events, opposition, and, frankly, incompetence, seem to have ruined his second term.
Numbers have meaning. If I walked up to a die-hard Arizona Cardinals fans and just said the number “11”, I bet they would say, “Larry Fitzgerald.” Or if I said the number “3,” I bet they would say, “Carson Palmer.” To be able to walk into a room, speak one number aloud and have someone know exactly who and what you are talking about shows that numbers have meaning.
Nov. 1, surrounded by her family, Brittany Maynard fulfilled her desire for a physician-assisted death. The world has watched her story and many, of course, have weighed in, some in support, others wishing she would have found another way.
When my wife and I carried our newborn child through the sliding glass doors of the maternity unit, we were not given an instructional manual. No type of handbook accompanied the second or the third child either. Like all parents, we were directed to the exit sign clutching our new wrapped-in-blue bundle, with little more than a slap on the rear end, like a coach sending in his second-string substitutions. We were those kids with plenty of eagerness to play the game, but not a lot of knowledge about the playbook. We simply were not prepared for or coached up on every possible situation that would arise in our family-building career.