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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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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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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