Music in the Air
Aug18

Music in the Air

August 18, 2017 By Les Conklin The Peak currently has many articles and press releases about upcoming musical concerts. I don’t have time to describe all the concerts and I doubt you would read all the descriptions anyway. Instead, I’ve provided a list of the articles and I’ll let you choose the ones you want to review. There are more musical events described in the magazine. You will find them in Community Events,...

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Sneak Peeks: Road Scholars Award
Aug15

Sneak Peeks: Road Scholars Award

August 15, 2017 By Les Conklin Look at the picture of the building to the right, a landmark in Providence, Rhode Island. Do you see the statue of a man at the very top? When I was a boy, I was riding past that building with my grandparents when my grandmother. who had traced our family’s history, pointed out of the car window and exclaimed, “That is your ancestor, Roger Williams ((1603 – 1683), up there. He founded...

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Sneak Peeks: RATS!
Jul06

Sneak Peeks: RATS!

June 29, 2017 By Les Conklin Are you poisoning rats and killing our wildlife? Guess what? When you use poison to get rid of roof rats, pack rats, mice and other rodent pests, each poisoning “success” is likely delivering death sentences to hawks, owls, bobcats and other local wildlife. At a recent GPPA board meeting, a board member mentioned that devices that use rat poison were being sold door-to-door in our area.”...

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Book Review: Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Jun16

Book Review: Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

June 11, 2017 By Les Conklin Hold on there! No so fast. Have you read Yuval Noah Harari’s best seller “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind”  If you’ve not read it, then put this review aside and read Harari’s blockbuster New York Times best seller, “Sapiens.” “Sapiens” describes the rise of our species from an insignificant position in the animal kingdom to a position of dominance over the world’s other living things....

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This Scottsdale dummy is living 9 x LARGE. How about you?
May15

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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