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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Top Environmental Blogs – Scottsdale & Sonoran Communities
May23

Top Environmental Blogs – Scottsdale & Sonoran Communities

 March 19, 2017 Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Blog The blog is published by Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc. the nonprofit that is responsible for developing a proposal for the facility.  The blog includes  articles posted by Thinc Design, who is working with Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., and the architect, Swaback Partners, PLLC, to design the Desert Discovery Center’s exhibits and educational programs....

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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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Vineyard Views Blog: More Living to 100, and Beyond
Mar31

Vineyard Views Blog: More Living to 100, and Beyond

March 29, 2017 There are more and more of them … “A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. Because life expectancies worldwide are less than 100, the term is invariably associated with longevity. A supercentenarian is a person who has lived to the age of 110 or more, something only achieved by about one in 1,000 centenarians. Even rarer is a person who has lived to age 115 – there are only 42...

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Vineyard Views Blog: Could you beat them?
Mar08

Vineyard Views Blog: Could you beat them?

You’re never to old to run. Watch a 99-year-old pull a surprise upset over a 92-year-old. Could you beat them? The Peak thanks Al DeVito of Vineyard Views Blog for another inspiring post. Share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. Your email address will not be published. All comments are reviewed based on The Peak’s Comment Policy prior to...

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Book Review: A Life Before … Thrills Here and Now!
Feb19

Book Review: A Life Before … Thrills Here and Now!

By Les Conklin  “What to read next?” was the question that I was asking myself.  I was between books, feeling it was time for a change of pace.   I remembered an article that I had written for The Peak about  Julien Ayotte. After retiring from a successful business career, Ayotte had written three novels that had received a number of awards.  I searched The Peak  and found the article, “VIP Dr. Julien ‘Butch’ Ayotte...

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Get Your Signed Copy of “Pinnacle Peak” Today
Jan25

Get Your Signed Copy of “Pinnacle Peak” Today

A must read for Arizona residents and visitors and a great gift for friends and family! Showcases more than 160 photographs from the Arizona Historical Foundation, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Historical Society, Arizona State University’s Archaeological Research Institute, A Peek at the Peak magazine, and private collections to bring Pinnacle Peak’s rich history back to life. Book Description “Pinnacle Peak...

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