Book Review: “The Unwomanly Face of War” by Svetlana Alexievich
Sep30

Book Review: “The Unwomanly Face of War” by Svetlana Alexievich

September 29, 2017 By Les Conklin Perhaps you,ve read “Unbroken,” “Matterhorn,” “The Guns of August,” “The Naked and the Dead,” “War and Peace,” “A Farewell to Arms,” “The Civil War, A Narrative,” “1776,” or “Flags of Our Fathers.” These books, like almost all books about war, have been written by men and describe military...

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Music in the Air
Sep18

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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“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice
Sep15

“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice

September 15, 2017 By Les Conklin GPPA thanks former Scottsdale mayor “Sam” Kathryn Campana, Scottsdale councilman David Smith, and Evelyn Johnson, Executive Director, Cave Creek Museum, and all the other guests who attended the Summit of Summer Fun on September, 9th at the Summit Diner. Guests included most of  the winners of this year’s Summer Fun Photography and Write Stuff Contests.  Thanks also to GPPA...

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Sneak Peeks: Summer Fun, Desert Edge, Honors
Sep01

Sneak Peeks: Summer Fun, Desert Edge, Honors

By Les Conklin Greater Pinnacle Peak Association GPPA thanks everyone who entered the 2017 Summer Fun Contests, our volunteers, members, and supporters. We appreciate your support. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family at the Summit of Summer Fun on Saturday, September 9th at 6 p.m. at the Summit Diner at 32531 N. Scottsdale Road (Summit “Target” shopping center). We’re looking forward to learning more about Desert...

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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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