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Demystifying the Saguaro

December 12th, 2016 by

Okay; so not everything in Arizona revolves around occulted mysteries orchestrated by the hidden hand of an international cabal hellbent on global domination, but that doesn’t mean that a drive across town can’t be just as interesting. As humans, we tend to look at our everyday surroundings with less curiosity and wonder that we would […]

“The large print giveth and the small print taketh away” – Tom Waits  Were you born a Free citizen or were you simply granted Liberty at birth? Wait a minute, they’re synonyms. Aren’t they? Well not exactly, and that’s what we’re about to dive into here; as well as the origins of these words/goddesses and […]

  Where’s the fourth wall… You are the fourth wall… You are the participant… -Sam Hall We’ll start off with some stats.  From nydailynews.com, “By ethnic group, Nielsen finds that average monthly T.V. Consumption in the United States is as follows.   African Americans 218 hours Whites 155.3 hours, Hispanics 123.2 hours Asian 92.3 hours. […]

Giants

June 1st, 2016 by

Fa from faich (fa!) “behold!” or “see!” Fe from Fiadh (fee-a) “food”; Fi from fiú “good to eat” Fo from fogh (fó) “sufficient” and Fum from feum “hunger”. “Fa fe fi fo fum!” becomes “Behold food, good to eat, sufficient for my hunger!” Hercules and the Greek Olympians, Jack and the Beanstalk, David and Goliath, Big […]

The “Tree of Life”

April 12th, 2016 by

One of the great things about living Phoenix, AZ is the abundance of beautiful and “meaningful” public art. While there are many great examples of this throughout the valley, one of my favorite, and often most overlooked pieces is the “Tree of Life” which marks the northern boundary of Papago Park. Like all stone monuments, […]

The Sedona Vortice

April 3rd, 2016 by

I’m not crazy.  My reality is just different from yours. – Cheshire Cat So this isn’t going to be a piece on how to attain personal enlightenment. Nor am I going to give you directions to a secret cave where you can meditate and realize nirvana. So much has already been written about the Sedona […]

Dreamy Draw

December 18th, 2015 by

If you have lived in Phoenix, AZ for any time at all you have driven Piestewa Peak Pkwy, previously Squaw Peak Pkwy, aka “the 51”, aka Dreamy Draw Pkwy. All these roads are one in the same, but as time marches on these names become a barometer of sorts and give away a person’s true […]

Mysteries of Immense High Cavern Being Brought to Light JORDAN IS ENTHUSED Remarkable Finds Indicate Ancient People Migrated From Orient The latest news of the progress of the explorations of what is now regarded by scientists as not only the oldest archaeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the […]

Mystery Castle

December 16th, 2015 by

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” -Henry David Thoreau   The Mystery Castle, one of the valley’s lesser-known gems and a Phoenix, Arizona “Point of Pride.”  It is an 18 room, 13 fireplace castle incorporating […]