Growing up, my family didn’t have much money, and my parents worked hard to provide for my siblings and me. They taught me the values of hard work and honesty and raised me to stand up to injustice and broken systems that need fixing.
Children need heroes. They help kids cope with the world around them, providing a little bit of hope and a lot of entertainment. The classic heroes are always on the side of justice and compassion.
Since 1959, Trout Unlimited has been working from coast to coast to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout habitat on behalf of today’s sportsmen and women. TU remains committed to our mission to conserve North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
Brother, can you spare a dime? Actually, 30 trillion might help.
Stigma around homelessness is deeply engrained in the fabric of our society and often prevents us from holding ourselves accountable. But accountability is critical to making lasting change in the effort to eradicate homelessness.
Our hearts are broken with this war - playing chicken with nuclear weapons? Really? What happened to the dream? Do you remember?
We don’t always realize it, but our upbringing can be our biggest advantage later on in life. What we learn from parents, friends and the community we grow up in can teach us things that make a difference at the right time.
What is the greatest invention of all time? No, not the wheel. Not the combustible engine. It is the round sphere, better known as a ball that has dominated the world.
When is adoption about family and when is it about race?
I discuss the topic of leadership a lot in our home. It is not much of a surprise as my wife and I have multiple combat tours between us.
Drew and Cindy are unassuming and polite, and they go about their business without judgment. Drew was a contractor in the Midwest and made a good living. He’s barrel-chested and has the thick forearms and fingers of a man who has worked with his hands for decades.
Have you been taking many road-trips lately? Hmm ... maybe not. Now that gasoline is around four bucks a gallon, it appears we’re all trying to find ways to drive less.
We like our heroes larger than life, and we like them to be uncompromising in their determination.
The local kickoff event at the Sedona Performing Arts Center for this year’s Sedona International Film Festival, “An Afternoon with Bruce Babbitt,” attracted a large, enthusiastic audience.
How is your year shaping up? With so much tension swirling around in the world, mental health experts claim that people often get into a “February funk.”
Since I was called out by My Turn contributor Angela Loscalzo (“Biden could be a hero if he tried, but he won’t,” Feb. 13, 2022), I felt I had to respond. I base my opinions on facts researched from many sources. I would question the sources of Ms. Loscalzo.
When we think of 11-year-old girls and their mothers, the first things that come to mind may be tutus, soccer games, kitchen science experiments and crazy photo faces. There’s a special bond between young girls and their moms before life fills up with more demanding schoolwork, career choices and the stress of being a grown-up.
With Presidents’ Day upon us Monday (followed immediately by George Washington’s birthday), now is a good time to look at factoids about all those who served in our highest office.
Sports. We have been able to sit back and watch the greatest shows on Earth. The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, the Super Bowl, and Winter Olympics. Almost too much to comprehend in the span of a few short weeks.
Rugby, they say, is a gentleman’s game played by hooligans. The game itself is based on warfare, with one side controlling territory and fighting for more.
What do you think when you ponder Arizona?
It is almost impossible to believe that anyone, in their heart believes President Biden is doing such a great job as president, regardless of your political party.
Are you ready for love? I hope so, because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it is time to order flowers (red, of course), buy a box of chocolates and get the best bottle of champagne that you can afford. Prepare to celebrate love in honor of the “most romantic day of the year” that actually got started in the fifth century as a pagan holiday.
It’s time to hold everyone to the same standard - the Constitution.
Life can feel terribly unfair. And yet for some people, when life hands them the worst possible circumstance, they are at their absolute best.