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Every year for the past four decades, I have looked forward to greeting students, staff, and families in schools. Each child excitedly awaiting the anticipation of the year, with new teachers, classrooms, playgrounds and learning. Usually, teachers have been busy setting up their rooms, gath…

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Every year for the past four decades, I have looked forward to greeting students, staff, and families in schools. Each child excitedly awaiting the anticipation of the year, with new teachers, classrooms, playgrounds and learning. Usually, teachers have been busy setting up their rooms, gath…

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There was a beauty to the games, something artistic that maybe I cannot convey in words: The thud of the ball against the gym floor; the riotous squeaks and squeals of hightops on lacquered hardwood; the dim light, the frayed nets hanging from the rims. 

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In a year with many distractions and stressful events, we must not forget that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15.

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Let me begin with full disclosure: In my day job, I work as a public relations consultant. Among my clients are various public safety organizations. 

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They came to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds by the thousands, just four days after a terrorist’s bomb ripped through a federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City.

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Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out.  Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals who are saving others and risking their own li…

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I got sued once, last decade. The plaintiff was a disgraced state legislator who resigned after multiple witnesses called 911 to report him beating up his then-girlfriend in public. She was a friend; I volunteered to help her deal with the media.

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It’s dangerous to contemplate history when a historical moment remains ongoing, but when your days stretch to infinity under quarantine, what else do you have to do? 

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The conversation with a progressive politico friend of mine took place in a Walgreens parking lot on April 15—two men standing six feet apart, swapping tales of quarantine woe. 

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Because older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic.

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In an effort to catch a break from anxiety, boredom and coronavirus news non-stop, I made a trip to the golf course the other day. 

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The memoir will feel slight in your hands, only 165 pages long. Even so, for sheer insight per page, “Man’s Search For Meaning” has no rival among books written in the last 100 years. 

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I recently came across a timely quote from Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW (former Weight Watchers) who shared, “Never waste a good crisis. Learn from it.” Certainly, in these ever-changing times, we are learning volumes from our new normal. 

The story of Sammy’s Mexican Grill and the Donald Trump haters should serve to remind us once again in America, politics replaced the National Football League as our favorite concussive contact sport. 

For‌ ‌decades,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Arizona‌ ‌Department‌ ‌of‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Services‌ ‌(ADHS)‌ ‌has‌ ‌done‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ job‌ ‌of‌ ‌making‌ ‌sure‌ ‌ambulance‌ ‌service‌ ‌in‌ ‌Arizona‌ ‌is‌ ‌safe,‌ ‌affordable,‌ ‌and‌ ‌available‌ ‌to‌ ‌everyone.‌ ‌

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School districts all over Arizona are challenged today by aging schools and inadequate funds to repair or replace them. This is a major problem for our educators and for the children they teach—and it is a violation of the Arizona Constitution, which requires the State to maintain a “general…

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Every few weeks, I board the airplane in Phoenix and fly east to Florida. There is no joy in the journey, a trip to vacation land that feels like anything but vacation.

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He was leading the biggest NASCAR race in the world, the Daytona 500, rubbing and racing at 200 mph, when a nudge from behind sent Ryan Newman’s Number 6 stock car into the wall.

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Every year for the past four decades, I have looked forward to greeting students, staff, and families in schools. Each child excitedly awaiting the anticipation of the year, with new teachers, classrooms, playgrounds and learning. Usually, teachers have been busy setting up their rooms, gath…