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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Tales of Scottsdale’s Crescent Moon Ranch
May15

Tales of Scottsdale’s Crescent Moon Ranch

May 14, 2017 By Les Conklin There is a small company in Brooklyn, New York that has created a new smart road sign, named Point. The arms on Point’s signpost rotate based on what you’re looking for such as “Food,” “Events,” or “Transit.”  Not only do the arms rotate to point the way, small LED lights illuminate to provide related destination names and distances. Wouldn’t it be enriching for...

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Jane Rau and Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Dinner
May15

Jane Rau and Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Dinner

May 13, 2017 By Les Conklin   Driving up Dale Lane to Jane Rau’s house, scenes from yesteryear came to mind. It must have been a1984 that I first turned onto this street. It was a rough dirt road back then. The night was pitch-black and there was nobody around. I remember feeling a sense of adventure, with a wisp of danger. I was new to the area, having moved to Arizona from a town near Boston in 1983. Our home is only a...

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