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Enjoy the journey: College loan costs make road to middle class bumpy

Making good choices, innovation and the middle class were in my thoughts when I read about the government's debate on student loan interest rates.

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Enjoy the journey: Birthday gift for my wife took time to complete, but I know it will pay off

After nearly 34 years together, I was proud and happy to consider what to give my wife for her 60th birthday.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Be an advocate when it comes to your dental care

I was thinking about two types of professionals - umpires and dentists - as I read recent stories about dentistry in the Arizona Daily Star an…

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Break out the platform shoes and bell-bottoms: The disco era is back

Debbie and I are baby boomers, so we were teenagers in the 1960s and early '70s. For those of you who recall that time, it was the heyday of d…

March 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Don't miss Ariz. Distance Classic on Sunday

I love this time of year because I get to write about one of the most fun-filled events in our community.

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Enjoy the journey: Capitol visit gives fresh perspective

Medical advances in delivery systems, corporate dentistry and emergency dentistry/medicine were on my mind as I drove to the state capital in …

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: To lose weight, try my little-at-a-time approach

"Do not try to lose 35 pounds!"

February 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Jeff Grant came through when Amphi, OV needed him

When Debbie and I read the news of the death of Jeff Grant, longtime Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board member, we reacted with the s…

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Enjoy the journey: A trip for the holiday brings home its own gifts

Even though we got to see Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose over the holidays, home is still a very special place in this world.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Turbulent 2012 has left me feeling humbled yet hopeful

Have we been humbled enough?

December 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Music from the past: tears and inspiration

Enjoy the journey: Music from the past: tears and inspiration

There are precious few moments when we are lifted from the everyday and transported to a special place in our minds where the memory will live…

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: When I look at Bill Gibson, 99, I see promise of age

Enjoy the journey: When I look at Bill Gibson, 99, I see promise of age

His gaze says it all.

December 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Healthful habits help us handle ever-changing lives

It would come like a small tightness in my tummy - not pain or discomfort but more like a questionable feeling.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Harvest for Hope walk/run in OV to benefit food bank

A couple of weeks ago I visited my "supplier" to try out some new sneakers. I was chatting with store owner John Corbett when I had to remind …

October 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Medical treatments just keep getting better

As a dentist, being a health-care provider has proven to be a valuable asset for me when discussing the inevitable aging process with friends …

September 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Activist for Amphi district, community will be missed

Sometimes you just stand there exhausted and say to God, "OK. How are you going to get me out of this one? Where is the secret trap door or th…

September 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Thanks, OV, for embracing health initiative

Enjoy the journey: Thanks, OV, for embracing health initiative

I knew it was something special when we went to Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.

August 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Sometimes simple objects bring back so many memories

One of the nice things about summer is that children seem to find their way back home even after finishing college. It is during these times o…

August 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Son's successes confirm move to OV was right

Our son Philip called us on July 24 with news that would change our family forever: Next month he will be inducted into the U.S. Air Force as …

August 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Abuse victims' healing starts with listening

For me, the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant Penn State University coach convicted on Friday of molesting 10 boys over 15 years, …

June 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Graduation night brings forth tsunami of memories, tears

It started with the shoes, then came "the look," but the comfortable feeling was what it all came down to.

June 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Life comes full circle after more than 30 years

The "circle of life" continues to amaze me as I enjoy the journey of my 60th year.

May 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Parents, volunteering at school sends positive message to kids

Sometimes you lose perspective about who people are representing - and that is a good thing.

May 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: High school grads, your future is up to you now

Education, your body and communication seem to be the subjects I am constantly discussing with my kids. With graduation season here, it is the…

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
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