This Is Arizona

How many of you know who Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith was? He was one of the most acclaimed American sportswriters of all time.

Not comparing myself to Smith in any way, shape or form, but I am often asked how I write 500-ish words almost every day. When asked how he was able to write a daily column, Smith is supposed to have remarked, “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.”

Some days, though, I have no blood to give. Speaking of writing…even though the last two days have seen normal blog traffic, reader comments have trickled down to almost none. Please feel free to submit thoughtful comments. Oh, if you read this blog on a regular or semi-regular basis, please tell your friends and share the URL. I will also suggest that you click on any ads in which you have genuine interest.


Yesterday, of course, was the first day of Astronomical Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are some photos from this area from yesterday.



Yes, it’s already sunshade time in Arizona. I took this photo while waiting at the local Cadillac dealer with my wonderful wife. We had another key made for the 2015 ATS as it only had one when we purchased it. That is my Z06 in case you’re curious, or even if you’re not.

We spent part of yesterday afternoon in the nearby town of Carefree. Here are some photos:



Here is a photo from later in the day taken a little closer to home.



I don’t know how I’ll handle the very hot summers, but so far I am really enjoying living in Arizona.








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