An Eclipse of Two Stars

August 23, 2017

It is my custom to geographically limit the topics for ScottsdaleTrails to within a day’s drive. However, I occasionally make exception…in this case because the trip began and ended in Scottsdale. And it’s technically a day’s drive, even though it’s a long one.   By astronomical and cartographic coincidence, I was driving southward early Monday […]

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Sunrise over the Waterfront

August 14, 2017

I was out for an early-morning bike ride.

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Fireworks and Freedom

July 4, 2017

I chose this photo from last Saturday’s Scuderia SW cars and coffee in Scotttsdale to illustrate that most folks don’t understand that we can celebrate independence only because those who went before us were willing to fight for it, and to provide a credible deterrent to those who want to take it away.  Fireworks are […]

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4 Peaks Sunrise

June 13, 2017

I shot this while road biking a couple of days ago.  

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When in Quartzite, stop and say “Hi Jolly!”

June 1, 2017

For most of us, the kooky little town of Quartzite, Arizona is just a fuel stop on the way to LA, and/or the winter motorhome capital of the world. I stopped there myself this morning to fill up, but I also took a very short detour off the main drag to say “Hi Jolly”… which […]

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Blades for Badges

May 17, 2017

Scottsdale’s police officers and staff are proud to announce the 5th annual Police Officers of Scottsdale “Blades for Badges” charity ice hockey meetup at the Ice Den on Bell Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. The POSA “Enforcers” team up to go head-to-head against our local rivals, the “Ice Men that Care,” of The Hacker Hockey Club. […]

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Great Hearts wants to purloin your city park

April 7, 2017

A recent letter-to-the-editor regarding a proposal from a private business to take over land deeded to the city for a park as part of a development agreement: Kadavy: Park article light on DC Ranch input By Casey Kadavy Apr 7th, 2017 I was disappointed to see that your recent [Scottsdale Independent] article about the Great […]

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Adrian Fontes delivering on Maricopa Co election reform promises

April 7, 2017

In addition to an interesting proposal to implement mail-only elections for the county (money savings will be hard for the phony-cons to oppose inspire of their belief that reducing voter workload works against them), one of Fontes’ other goals (as listed in an AZ Republic article) is, Reviewing roughly 40,000 unprocessed voter-registration applications. Fontes said […]

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