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“What I lack in smarts, I make up for in work…and given how hard I have to work, I must not be that smart!”–Greg hague

Reckoning With The Past

The day is finally upon us. On August 1st the Arizona real estate market will get a much-needed revamp. I’ve written numerous articles about the class action

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The Rat Park Experiment

Did you ever hear about the Rat Park Experiment? It was conducted by Canadian psychologist Bruce Alexander in the late 1970s to explore the causes of

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Want to stay in a space hotel?

Humanity’s fascination with space has been a constant throughout history. From ancient civilizations that studied the stars to modern science fiction that envisions interstellar travel, space

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Where Words Fail

I remember it like it was yesterday. The smoke-filled, rowdy, rough and tumble Boar’s Head Saloon in Oxford, Ohio. I was attending Miami University. I played

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Tricking Your Ear

When you see me in public at lunchtime, it’s probably at Houston’s restaurant. I eat there a few times a week. I am often approached by

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Moms to Lean On

Because we were always “leaning” on her, sometimes Mom needed to lean on the family boat and do some fishing and we happen to catch

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Absolutely Priceless

Imagine the shock of discovering a gem so rare that it captures the awe of the entire world. In 1999, De Beers unearthed a stunning 132.5-carat

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Three Foot Giant

Most of his bones were broken during delivery. Doctors recognized a genetic mutation commonly known as “brittle bone disease”. He was put in intensive care at

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A Letter to the Governor

Governor Hobbs,   I am inspired by your initiative to help approximately 500 Arizona first-time homebuyers with down payment and interest rate assistance.   As a result,

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Better For Buyers

It’s a day that will be long remembered in the real estate industry. On March 15th it was announced that the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

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Success Is Not Mystery

A young man is walking through his village, contemplating the elusive secret of success. He looks up and is surprised to see the wise and respected

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Reckoning With The Past

The day is finally upon us. On August 1st the Arizona real estate market will get a much-needed revamp. I’ve written numerous articles about the class action

Read More »

The Rat Park Experiment

Did you ever hear about the Rat Park Experiment? It was conducted by Canadian psychologist Bruce Alexander in the late 1970s to explore the causes of

Read More »

Want to stay in a space hotel?

Humanity’s fascination with space has been a constant throughout history. From ancient civilizations that studied the stars to modern science fiction that envisions interstellar travel, space

Read More »

Where Words Fail

I remember it like it was yesterday. The smoke-filled, rowdy, rough and tumble Boar’s Head Saloon in Oxford, Ohio. I was attending Miami University. I played

Read More »

Tricking Your Ear

When you see me in public at lunchtime, it’s probably at Houston’s restaurant. I eat there a few times a week. I am often approached by

Read More »

Moms to Lean On

Because we were always “leaning” on her, sometimes Mom needed to lean on the family boat and do some fishing and we happen to catch

Read More »

Absolutely Priceless

Imagine the shock of discovering a gem so rare that it captures the awe of the entire world. In 1999, De Beers unearthed a stunning 132.5-carat

Read More »

Three Foot Giant

Most of his bones were broken during delivery. Doctors recognized a genetic mutation commonly known as “brittle bone disease”. He was put in intensive care at

Read More »

A Letter to the Governor

Governor Hobbs,   I am inspired by your initiative to help approximately 500 Arizona first-time homebuyers with down payment and interest rate assistance.   As a result,

Read More »

Better For Buyers

It’s a day that will be long remembered in the real estate industry. On March 15th it was announced that the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Read More »

Success Is Not Mystery

A young man is walking through his village, contemplating the elusive secret of success. He looks up and is surprised to see the wise and respected

Read More »