Book Review: “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari
Apr30

Book Review: “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari

April 28, 2017 By Les Conklin   When I finished reading “Sapiens,” I  wanted to write a review and also go vocal and sing its praises. On second thought, I’ll spare my fellow humans and forgo singing. My jubilation aside, I now understand why “Sapiens” has been on the New York Times best seller list, was Amazon’s Book of the Month in February 2015, has sold nearly five million copies, been translated into more than 50...

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This Scottsdale dummy is living 9 x LARGE. How about you?
Apr30

This Scottsdale dummy is living 9 x LARGE. How about you?

April 28, 2017 By Les Conklin Earth the Limit for Scottsdale and ASU Partnership Today, Scottsdale residents are rightfully proud of preserving more than 30,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert for future generations. A tremendous community accomplishment. Future use of preserved land for research and to educate others in environmental and sustainability sciences could generate even more pride for future Scottsdale residents and have a...

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A Peek at the Desert Discovery Center and Education
Mar31

A Peek at the Desert Discovery Center and Education

March 27, 2017 By Les Conklin   Dear Google, Thank you for kick-starting my introduction to this humble article about education and Scottsdale’s proposed Desert Discovery Center. I was suffering from writer’s block, so I searched for “quotes importance of education.” Google, I can always count on you! You listed several websites. I chose BrainyQuotes.com  where I found …   Three great quotes – “Education is...

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Sneak Peeks: GPPA Elects Officers, Scenic Drive Cleanup April 22
Mar31

Sneak Peeks: GPPA Elects Officers, Scenic Drive Cleanup April 22

March 31, 2017 By Les Conklin GPPA Elects Officers  At its meeting on Tuesday, March 28th, the board of directors of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) elected officers for 2017-2018. The following officers were elected: President – Les Conklin Vice President – Cindy Lee Treasurer – Ginger Schoenau Secretary – Ken Lew Assistant Secretary – Maxine Rosenberg Editor – Les Conklin. The board...

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Pinnacle Peak “Back in the Day”
Mar16

Pinnacle Peak “Back in the Day”

Introduction Almost 20 years ago, during the summer of 1997, long-time Pinnacle Peak resident George Seitts wrote a letter to A Peek at the Peak’s elditor Eileen Rendahl.  The letter was published in the August 1997 edition with the title “Memories from George Seitts.” In this article, the Seitts’ letter is combined with photographs from my book Images of America – Pinnacle Peak, which was published by...

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