On July 3 the community participated in a celebration of life for one of our community's most influential leaders, Albert Trice, who died on June 28.
Al Trice, who died in June, was an exemplary community servant and volunteer.
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.
After nearly 34 years together, I was proud and happy to consider what to give my wife for her 60th birthday.
I was thinking about two types of professionals - umpires and dentists - as I read recent stories about dentistry in the Arizona Daily Star and followed them in other media outlets.
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 discos and dancing. Remember "Saturday Night Fever," the iconic disco movie set in Brooklyn?
I love this time of year because I get to write about one of the most fun-filled events in our community.
Medical advances in delivery systems, corporate dentistry and emergency dentistry/medicine were on my mind as I drove to the state capital in Phoenix on a recent Wednesday morning.
"Do not try to lose 35 pounds!"
When Debbie and I read the news of the death of Jeff Grant, longtime Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board member, we reacted with the same disheartened countenance combined with a dollop of denial and, for me, a little fright.
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.
Have we been humbled enough?
Bob Norman Entertainment consists of Norm Beasley and his wife, MJ.
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 forever.
It's cake time again for Bill Gibson, who is vibrant at age 99. He was with his daughter Barbara Jones.
It would come like a small tightness in my tummy - not pain or discomfort but more like a questionable feeling.
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 him about the kind of luck he's been having.
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 I've known since my teenage years.
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 the hidden parachute?"