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Teaching and Learning
Echo Magazine - A Faith-Fueled Fight by Liz Massey
HPSCI - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Skladd, Kristen
Aging by Fritz Coleman
State Route 347 at Union Pacific Railroad
Arizona Files Appeal To Overturn Ruling That Gays Can Marry
Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done
Our Annual Lefse Sales
Timeless Wisdom from a Long Time Baseball Executive
Glass, Pete
Traveling Abroad With A Camera
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Resendez, MaryEllen
Doc 93 - Notice of Appeal
Just a Few of the Legendary Videographers from WXYZ
Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition [Hardcover] by William Leffler
Clark and David Featured on Arizona's Why Marriage Matters
Hebert, Lou
Tempe, Tucson and Phoenix Receive Perfect Scores by the Human Rights Campaign
Crime Mapping in Some Neighborhoods
Adams, Kim
President Geroge H.W. and Barbara Bush on the Campaign Trail for Re-Election
Detroit's Sports Broadcasters: On the Air [Images of Sports: Michigan] Paperback
Observing Myself
Early Days at Channel Seven with Chuck Bowman
Reflections from a Grateful Veteran
Pinal County Election Results
Chuck Bowman - Early Film at WXYZ-TV
Corbus, Fred
Website Tools
Call Recorder
Online PDF Form Filler
Adderley, Larry
Adoption for Same-Sex Couples in Arizona
It's President Obama's Fault
Turn It Up! American Radio Tales 1946-1996
Abrams, Lee
Maricopa Traffic - Phoenix / Casa Grande Area
Santa Cruz Commerce Center
Novack, Michael A.
Lane, Drew
Colorado, You Have No Body To Blame Except Yourself
Adoption in Arizona - Now what?
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States [Revisioning American History] Hardcover
Mens Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer Nike Black Game Jersey by Nike
Tempe Resident? Help Us Compost Our Community Garden
A Letter from Fred DuVal to Supporters, Volunteers and Donors
The Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Rate in 6 Years
Berman, Mike
A Football Star Who Has His Priorities in Order
Thomas, Steve
Arizona and the Navajo Nation
Katz, Morris 'Morrie'
Vericker, Cliff
Navajo Nation's Marriage Ban May Change
Look at that Leg Room
Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP [Paperback]
Arizona Laws Stigmatize LGBT People in the Classroom
Good News
CBS5 Reports on Same-sex Couple Adoption with Kevin Patterson and David Lawrence-Patterson
Benjamin Disraeli (Jewish Encounters) Hardcover
Valley Fever
How to Become a Veterinarian: A Complete Guide to Fulfilling Your Dream Paperback
New Radio Telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona
Solar Prominences (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)
Android Ad Celebrating Diversity
Flu Quarantine Period
Why Go Lutheran?
Parental Advice from a Mother Who Lost an Eight Year Old Daughter
Because You Care
Doc 92 - Notice of Withdrawal of Co-counsel.
LCM Trek Out to Schneph Farms
AZ Daily Sun: A Matter of Rights
Arizona Lawsuit Documents - Timeline
Thank You Supporters
Arizona Judicial Review
Are You A Thrivent Member?
Droze, Rachel
Echo Magazine's Photos from Decision Day - October 17, 2014
First Pinal CountyCouple With Same-sex License
The Fight Will Continue
Another Case of Kindness Creating More Kindness
The New Air Conditioning Unit
Maricopa Monitor Highlights Joe and Terry Along With First Couple in Pinal County
Our news coverage, TV and Press is a Mess
AFER: Three More States Just Won Marriage Equality
Lives changed in an instant
It's Over: Couples in Lawsuit Elated
Phoenix New Times Coverage of the Celebration
Penascos Mexican Restaurant
Area couple at heart of ruling
Local Couple At Heart of Legal Fight In Arizona
Same sex marriage in Arizona; judge's decision expected soon
We Won - Press Release
Arizona Episcopal Diocese Blesses Same-sex Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Celebrate Judge's Ruling
A Wedding with Friends - Intrinsic Imagery - JJ Johnson
The DECISION by Judge Sedwick
Robin and Renee Reece Celebrate at Gathering
HRC Blog - Marriage Equality Coming to Arizona
CBS News Live Cut-In on Decision Date
Tom Horne/s Letter to the Clerk of the Court
Art Fettig - Frank Sinatra Sweats
Defendants File Final Brief
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Plaintiffs' Brief re Application of Latta v. Otter
The Maricopa Market
Kenly Farm
An Important Life Lesson from Losing a Son
J.A.M.E.S. Home Baked Books
Letting Go
Deadline Near For Same-sex Marriage Ruling
Maricopa Market
Firehouse Subs
Suzanne and Holly Celebrate
Judge Sedwick's Docket and Text Order
Free Legal Search Information
One Week To Respond
Pinal Energy Begins Production Again
It's Friday - Nothing Has Changed in Arizona, YET!
ABC News 15 Interviews Suzanne and Holly
Doc 85 - Submit Supplemental Briefs
Same-sex Ruling
Jeff and Peter on Tucson's KVOA-TV, Channel 4
Plaintiff's Attorney, Heather Macre, Respond to SCOTUS Decision
Riley, David - 'Dave'
You'll Never Regret doing the Right Thing
9th Circuit Rules in Favor of Marriage in Nevada and Idaho
Suzanne Cummins and Holly Mitchell Respond to Recent 9th Circuit Ruling
Hitch Hiking On Ideas
Peter Bramley and Jeffrey Ferst Respond to SCOTUS Decision
The Case for Same Sex Marriage
Tools for Monitoring the Internet
The Memory Palace Technique
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Is This Going To Kill Facebook?
Where did you go to school?
If I Have Gay Children
Like A Girl
Usefull Reviewed WordPress Plugins
AirNow - Air Quality Conditions for the City of Maricopa
Greed Causes People to Turn against You
Can Spring Be Far Behind?
Small Meeting Conference Software and Hardware
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Teaching and Learning

Thank YouI had an exciting teaching experience this week and I do believe that I learned a whole lot more than anyone attending that session. When we are sharing we seem to bring more home with us that we left with. That is just the way it is though these days. I was reminded how blessed we are and how I should give some special thanks this Thanksgiving. When I get out into the world and mingle among younger folks I can see that things are not easy for them these days. People are often working two jobs or unbelievable overtime and they don't have much time for hobbies or new relationships and everything has to be done in a hurry on the way to doing something else. I am so blessed to have my health and many of my marbles and so I give thanks to God and to all of you good people that I have encountered along the way. I wish you prosperity, happiness and sufficient funds to buy a friend a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar or such.

Echo Magazine - A Faith-Fueled Fight by Liz Massey

Faith Fueled FightJoe Connolly and Terry Pochert are a Valley couple whose legal 2008 California marriage formed the cornerstone for one of the two cases that brought marriage equality to Arizona on Oct. 17.

Their marriage is now considered valid in the eyes of Arizona’s laws, and the lawsuit for which they were the lead plaintiffs (Connolly vs. Jeanes) was based on secular arguments.

But to hear Connolly and Pochert tell it, their decision to take a stand for equal relationship recognition is one deeply rooted in their faith and supported by their faith community

HPSCI - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
White House by Peter Griffin - Public DomainPictures.netLed by Republican's the report concludes that there was no intelligence failure prior to the attacks, no stand down order was issued during the attacks, and the administration's initial talking points about the attacks were based on the Central Intelligence Agency's assessment at the time.

Skladd, Kristen

KristenSkladdStage Manager. Traffic reporter.

Aging by Fritz Coleman

Senior Conference On Aging on May 30, 2014 in Pasadena, California. Keynote Speaker Fritz Coleman NBC4's weathercaster is a Southern California broadcasting icon.

State Route 347 at Union Pacific Railroad

SR 347 - City of MaricopaAlternatives overview for a future grade separation at the intersection for SR 347 at the Union Pacfic Railroad tracks.

Arizona Files Appeal To Overturn Ruling That Gays Can Marry

Photo by Gage SkidmoreThe Attorney General’s Office is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling that says gays can marry. But its top litigator insists it’s not because he wants to stop same-sex weddings. Attorney General Tom Horne filed a notice Monday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking review of the decision by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick that voided both state law and a voter-approved constitutional provision defining marriage in Arizona as solely between one man and one woman. Since that ruling, gays have been allowed to wed here, and Arizona has recognized same-sex marriages performed in other states. But Robert Ellman, the state’s solicitor general, is telling lawyers for those who sued that they should not be concerned the marriages will stop. Instead, he simply wants to see if there’s a way the state can avoid paying the legal fees of the challengers.

Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Let's Stop Meeting Like This by Emily AxelrodUgh—meetings. They’re where productivity goes to die, right? There has to be a better way. According to leading consultants Dick and Emily Axelrod, there is. Using the same principles that make video games so engaging and that transformed the numbing assembly line into the dynamic shop floor, the Axelrods outline a flexible and adaptable system used to run truly productive meetings in all kinds of organizations—meetings where people create concrete plans, accomplish tasks, build connections, and move projects forward. They show how to design every aspect of a meeting—from the way you greet people at the beginning to how you sum up at the end—so that real work actually gets done. Those who have adopted this system will never go back. Neither will you.

Our Annual Lefse Sales

Lefse MakingLutheran Campus Ministry at ASU uses Lefse sales as one of its main money making projects.  Lefse is sold throughout the Valley of Sun at various congregations. Lefse is a traditional Scandinavian flat bread made with potato, flour and cream.   A favorite holiday that many server with cinnamon, butter and honey.  What to know more about purchasing? 

Timeless Wisdom from a Long Time Baseball Executive

The SABR Office derivative work: Delaywaves (John_Schuerholz_2010.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsSeveral years ago, I had the privilege of sitting next to a fellow named Jeff Cox on a flight from Chicago to Phoenix. At the time he was the third base coach for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team. For much of the flight, we traded baseball stories laughed. Then I asked him what it was like to deal with all the large and delicate egos that seem to be so common in professional sports. At this point, he shared a piece of wisdom he received many years earlier from his mentor, John Schuerholz, who is currently the president of the Atlanta Braves. The wisdom is in the form of a poem:

I and me are words oft used,
By people who are themselves confused.
Why can’t these super egos trust,
The use of words like we and us.

Understanding this nugget of wisdom is the key to getting along with just about everyone.

Glass, Pete


Traveling Abroad With A Camera

Dr. BlackHere is a story that our speaking group circulated the other day. Evidently Dr. Black shot a photo of a sign that read "No photography"  A stupid act?  Maybe, but it is something I might have done because, being overly creative like Dr. Black, it would seem like a funny thing to do. That little kid in my mind might say, "Shoot a picture of a sign saying don't shoot a picture." That's funny!  What could be less harmless. And now Dr. Black has been in jail for several weeks trying to find a way out of this dilemma and possibly facing five years in prison.

EXCLUSIVE: American grandfather, 70, facing five years in jail in Arab Emirates for taking picture of 'no photography' sign pleads, 'Just get me out of here, I want to go home'

  • Architect Dr Robert Alan Black was lecturing at a conference in Abu Dhabi when he innocently took a picture of sign banning photography 
  • 70-year-old from Athens, GA, was held by police in United Arab Emirates' capital for seven days before a translator alerted his family  
  • He has finally been able to speak to his son, Scott, and ask for help to be released to see his family

This is one of those happenings where you sit there thinking, “There but for the grace of God go I.”  I'm sure glad I am here safe at home enjoying life and no longer chasing around this world making presentations. Ah, but would I accept such an assignment today if the enticements were right and it sounded right?  Probably I well might and so my concern is great for a fellow speaker who I had contact with just a few months before because of our shared interest in creativity. This is a dangerous world we live in and in many, many ways. Efforts are being made through The State Department and other channels to free Dr. Black, apparently with no positive results so far. This just came in, CPSI has set up a legal defense fund to help in this effort. for information. 

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

John Wooden"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.

In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.

These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.

Resendez, MaryEllen

Reporter. Previously with WAGA-TV, Atlanta, Georgia.

Doc 93 - Notice of Appeal

Doc 93Document 93 - Defendants' Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Representation Statement.

Just a Few of the Legendary Videographers from WXYZ
WXYZ-TV, DetroitThe strenth of a television news department always relies on the field crews and their videographers.  Here are just a few of the legends of WXYZ-TV, Detroit, Michigan.

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition [Hardcover] by William Leffler

Petroleum Refining by William LefflerWilliam Leffler’s Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil and oil products price differentials. Also new is a chapter on lubricants as well as the latest technologies employed by refiners. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language to give the reader a basic understanding of the refining industry. The book can be used for self-study, as a classroom textbook, or as a quick reference. 

Clark and David Featured on Arizona's Why Marriage Matters
Clark Rowley and David ChaneyClark Rowley and David Chaney are amonth the seven plaintiff couples that filed the first lawsuit in Arizona on January 6, 2014, against the State of Arizona for Marriage Equality.

Hebert, Lou

Lou HebertFormer News Director WXYZ Radio.

Tempe, Tucson and Phoenix Receive Perfect Scores by the Human Rights Campaign

Phoenix RallyIn one year, Arizona has gone from being home to one city lauded as a leader in gay civil rights to sporting three municipalities garnering the accolades. In 2013, Phoenix was the only city in Arizona to score 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index. The index grades how U.S. municipalities treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. The Human Rights Campaign is a national gay-rights organization. This year, Tempe, Tucson and Phoenix received perfect scores on the 0-100 scale. The cities also were among 23 designated "All Stars," for excelling on matters of equality without relying on state law.

On Becoming a GuruOn Becoming A Guru $.99 ( Kindle) - If you've ever wondered about how management and self-help gurus and high powered motivational speakers became rich and famous, then this is the book for you. At this playful book's center is the story of Tom Paxton, a self-described guru groupie, who decides he wants to become a guru -- he wants to travel around the world flying first class, staying in five-star hotels and have enraptured audiences hang on his every word. By flattering a famous guru, Tom manages to get an invitation to attend a secret guru academy called the Guru Institute where many gurus get their training. This is where the fun begins.  SHOP CONNERT MEDIA

Beyond Duh! by Art FettigBeyond Duh by Art Fettig $10 (PDF Download) - A book for everyone who ever had a great idea! - Motivational Humorist, Author, Speaker, Song Writer, Bongo Drummer, Art Fettig has been using his creativity and humor to improve management and worker performance  for major corporations and associations throughout North America for over half a century. SHOP CONNERT MEDIA

The Dog Food Book

The Dog Food Book $10 (PDF Download) - Now in its 5th Edition, The Dog Food Book contains 73 of the best articles on dog food and nutrition from the pages of Good Dog! magazine. All have been re-edited and updated to include the latest scientific knowledge. Plus you'll get more than 65 updated dog food test reports! Whether you're buying dog food or selling it, you need this 177-page book! SHOP CONNERT MEDIA

Platinum Rull by Art Fettig

Thousands have read it.  Thousands of people have been changed by it.  It's now available again as an electronic book.

If you believe that by giving, you also receive, then this is a book that will explain how to "kick it up a notch".  The idea behind the platinum rule is really quite simple, but must be adhered to in the manner described. Try it and see what happens! 

Author's Dedication: To all of the wonderful people I've met who have already discovered the awesome power of The Platinum Rule by practicing it in their lives.  And to all those who will discover The Platinum Rule and have the courage and the heart to practice it.

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