Archive for January, 2012

Birthday Plan: Hugs, Reading Twain and Channeling Clapton

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 23, 2012 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – My birthday is approaching, so I expect to be asked about my plans for that day. I’ll dodge the question by saying I haven’t decided. I know many like to celebrate birthdays, and that’s fine. My celebrations are low key. It’s not my nature to buy something new or […]

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Evict Arizona Legislature for ‘infighting, brawling,’ says Phoenix Attorney

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 20, 2012 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Who says attorneys lack a sense of humor? I received the following email today from attorney Larry Lazarus, whose downtown Phoenix firm has represented land use and zoning cases for 30 years throughout Arizona. Maybe Lazarus is on the right track when he suggests the eviction of the Arizona […]

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Arizona’s Child Homelessness Echoes National Increase

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 14, 2012 TEMPE, Ariz. – Bright futures rarely shine on homeless children in Arizona. The young runaways fleeing family anger and short tempers hear their own double-time footsteps. Echoing in their ears are their parents’ impatient words clouded with the stress of work, debts, alcohol or drugs. Do your homework, say their sad-eyed parents, […]

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Holidays Renewed by Studying Historic Footsteps in California

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 4, 2012 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A few days before the end of 2011, we set out to study some of the footsteps of the first European pioneers in California. They were the Spanish padres. We headed west out of Arizona on Interstate 8. Our goal was recharging during the holidays at two historic Catholic […]

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