Arizona's freelance writer. Since 1982.

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Who's So Fancy?

From geeky sci-fi marathons to ballooning over the Serengeti, today’s girlfriend getaways are not (always) your mother’s ladies’ day out.

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The Fast and the Facebooked

Arizona's street outlaws are all about the speed — and the rearview mirror selfies

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Spy Parents

Get off my iCloud! Kids living their lives on the 'net may have bigger snoops than the NSA to worry about: mom and dad.

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Hidden Cool

Relief from the heat may be closer than you think — if you know where to look.

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Bombastic Birthdays

Why wait for a Super Sweet 16? For the Valley's elite, it's never too early to throw your tot an over-the-top birthday bash

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Tagging Arizona

With one foot in the street and another in the fine art galleries, Valley graffiti artist DOSE plots his next big move.

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Crunchy Mom

Today’s all-natural moms are more liberated, better informed — and just a bit more quirky.

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Alt Produce

The first thing to know is that your lettuce is a choice. And secondly, it’s about way more than the lettuce.

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Arizona’s Smallest Small Town

Fewer people live in Sasabe, Arizona than you'll find in line at a typical Phoenix Starbucks. And that's just the way this tough old border town likes it.

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Afterschool Specials

Afterschool programs are back. But they're not just glorified babysitters anymore.

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Breaking Dad

More dads are breaking with tradition to be the stay-at-home parent while mom works — often at the better job. Can men be happy wiping up while their wives "lean in?"

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Fast Times at Legend City

Toward the end, Legend City was more of a sprawling teen hangout than a family amusement park. Although it had originally been designed as Arizona’s scaled-down, westernized version of Disneyland—comp...

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Valley Memes

Tabatha Bundesen has just gotten back home from her first East Coast media blitz. Photo shoots with People, Forbes and TIME; TV appearances on “Anderson Live” and “Good Morning America;” mingling with...

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School’s Out for Teachers

Most kids come to view summer vacation as liberty from everything having to do with school, including the teachers who rule the classrooms. To young minds, teachers, like pencils and books, are one mo...

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Shrek The Second Stringer

Most nights, when Ben Crawford was on call as the standby for Shrek in the hit Broadway show “Shrek the Musical,” he wouldn’t have to get the full makeup.
“They’d start with an initial makeup, that to...