201811.20
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Gratitude, Turkeys, and Stress

Thanksgiving is a day for us to take stock of all the people and circumstances we can be grateful for in our day-to-day lives while simultaneously kicking off the holiday season (although it seems the holiday season now starts before Halloween, according to various retailers, who shall remain unnamed). To help you celebrate this year…

201811.12
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When Veterans Transition Out of One “War Zone” and into Another

Veterans Day is always an important day for us here at the office.  We strongly advocated for a Veterans court in Scottsdale modeled after the highly effective and successful Phoenix Veterans Court.  We have written extensively on the unique challenges veterans face and how services for veterans can be grossly inadequate.  When veterans do not…

201810.31
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Trick-or-Treat!

It’s that magical time of year again, a bit of mischief before the season of thanks and gift-giving officially begins.  Halloween is a favorite of adults and children alike and provides an entire season of tantalizing fun should one choose to indulge.  Halloween as we know it comes from the ancient Celtic tradition festival of…

201612.23
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Don’t Let Your Holiday Get Scrooged!

Season’s greetings to everyone who will be driving on the I-10 near downtown Phoenix or between Phoenix and Tucson: welcome to the “zero tolerance” zone.  Going two miles over the speed limit with your family of carolers fa-la-la-la-la-ing in the back seat while you head to your brother’s house?  Ticket.  Your grandma uses the carpool…

201612.07
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Honoring the Past in the Present

This year, approximately twenty men will return to their homes, places they have not seen in 75 years.  Through the use of dental records, DNA technology, and manifests from the Arizona and the Oklahoma, their remains have been identified and returned from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Though few, if any, in their hometowns will have specific…

201611.23
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Turkeys and Togetherness

Ahh, Thanksgiving!  A time to celebrate the bounty of our lands and our relationships with other people.  While Tater and Tot are giving thanks that they can live to see November 25, 2016 together, the rest of us are busily preparing for time with our families and friends.  While family togetherness can be stressful alone,…