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A Little Piece of Old Mexico in Sedona, Arizona

No need to drive south to Mexico when you can spend a day in Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona.  For my nonspeaking Spanish speakers, the name means “the best of everything.” When Abe Miller, a Nevada businessman, began  to fulfill his … Continue reading

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Arizona Dreaming !

Gary, Brandan, and Sheila Douglas  my amazing hosts for the weekend of celebrations in Mesa, Arizona.  They invited me to Brandan’s graduation party and wanted me enough to send a ticket on Southwest Airlines !  I have never had such … Continue reading

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Indian Sunshine

Sustainability is a goal for the whole world these days as people realize not only the price of energy but the fragility of our environment.  India has lots and lots of sunshine, that is for sure.  Gujarat, the state where … Continue reading

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More Rain on the Way to Arizona

Last week in Tucson and Phoenix, there was heavy winter rains and flooding from a tropical hurricane. The sky warns of the coming storm. . . . . . . . . All through the Southwest, are dry creek or … Continue reading

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They Eat What?

Ring, ring. . . . “Hello” “Mrs. Bell?” “Yes. ” ” Please hold for a call from Dr. . . . . . ” I recognized the surname of one of my enrichment students, Scott, but I didn’t know his … Continue reading

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Haboob ?

  What is a haboob?  It is  derived from the Sudan,  and is an Arabic word meaning violent wind  storm.  There are three places on the planet that experience haboobs, Sahara Desert, parts of the Middle East , and Arizona. … Continue reading

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Antelope Canyon

It is hard to believe that this video is of a real place, isn’t it? But I can assure you that it is and located in northern Arizona near the Four Corners. We stayed in Page and drove around for … Continue reading

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The Town Of Jerome, Arizona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsL6zIOKvSA   Every school child in the state  learns the 5 C’s of  Arizona: 1. copper 2. citrus 3. cattle 4. cotton 5. climate Jerome is a deserted copper town  which has become an artist colony, ghost time extraordinaire, winning … Continue reading

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Monument Valley, Arizona

This is Monument Valley, the Navajo (Native American) Tribal Park  located  on the Arizona/Utah border. The clusters of vast red sandstone buttes (large stone structures with flat tops) are near the famous 4 corners. ( This is where Arizona, Utah, … Continue reading

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Arizona State Parks Employ Homeless Veterans

Carlos Garcia has a second chance at life working as an Arizona Park Ranger.  He had been a homeless veteran but now is making $12 per hour and living in a FEMA trailer. He had been homeless and in trouble … Continue reading

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