During the 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks players were asked about Mystique and Aura, the two muses who seemed to charm the Yankees into winning games 3, 4 and 5 in New York.
Well, Arizona, you got what you wanted. I don’t know if Arizona will ever actually BE a purple state, but there are now more registered Independents than Republicans or Democrats. Whether or not they vote is the question. Also, for whom does an Independent likely vote? The latest Rasmussen poll in Arizona found gubernatorial candidates […]
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University say they are looking at how a group of chemicals affects a gene called SKA2 and say they could one day accurately predict that someone is at a greater risk of committing suicide.
Would you want to know?
Have we lost all sense of what is “reasonable?” By we, I mean, not all of us, but apparently SOME of us who think it’s OK to take a semi-automatic rifle into the airport. In case you missed it, last Friday, a man was seen walking though Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor carrying an AR-15. […]
On my way home Thursday the dashboard of the car read “117.” As in degrees. Never mind I was on my way to a baseball game, where first pitch was at 5:30 p.m., and NO, it wasn’t outside. Two nights ago, our baseball games were cancelled because of lightning (a great idea, by the way) […]
A recent story in USA Today opens with, “You shouldn’t be known for the worst thing you ever did.” For most of us, who can honestly say we have behaved badly at some point in our lives, we have to hope this is true. Those are the words that Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was […]
Well, well, well. Look who has arrived in a big way. Cleveland, Ohio. The Mistake by the Lake. The Republican Party has announced it will be holding its national convention in Ohio in 2016. Johnny Football was drafted by the Browns and has single-handedly gotten more headlines for the sorry team in the last couple […]
I have bad news: for the rest of the summer, you can eat basically all you want at TGI Fridays. Appetizers, that is. The restaurant chain has instituted an unlimited-appetizers plan. Choose an appetizer from the list of favorites (yes, that includes the potato skins,) boneless wings, and mozzarella sticks and get unlimited refills. Sharing […]
Can you imagine getting a phone call that your son has shot and killed several people while away at college? Peter Roger can. His son Elliott killed six and injured 13 at UC Santa Barbara last month. He said he knew Elliott struggled with mental issues and he’d spent much of his son’s adolescence and […]
(Please read this with your tongue firmly in your cheek.) Ah, the mugshot. We love to look at pictures of people taken at their worst moment. Whether its someone famous like Nick Nolte or the guy who looks like he might have just climbed out from under a truck, the photos are often hilarious. This […]
Are bookstores dead? You might think so, with the closures of so many of the large chain stores in recent years in Phoenix. Barnes and Noble just announced that its store in the Ahwatukee village in southeast Phoenix is closing Aug. 2. The Borders at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Mesa and the Biltmore closed a few […]