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2008 

The tiny beads of water dance on the orange plastic wrap which encloses the morning paper.  Although it is nearly 9 am, the dark grey skies look like Connecticut (from where I migrated) on a day which bodes snow.  A gentle rain, actually what I would call a sprinkle, dampens the earth.     This i...
12/23/2008
Celebrations of the winter solstice marked the full rotation of the earth around the sun.    The shortest day of the year is behind us.  Daylight increases with every passing day.  Holiday cheer is abundant and in less than ten days, we will be welcoming 2009 with First Night celebrations.       ...
12/22/2008
Tucson lies within the Sonoran Desert which extends south to Mexico and westerly to southern California and the Baja Penisula.  Often called a "green desert", people are surprised that the Sonoran  does not look like miles and miles of sand...the Gobi Desert or the Sahara.   A gem withi...
12/19/2008
 " What's old is new and what's new is old."  That adage stands today.   As we all know, no more NINJA loans, no income, no jobs, no assets.  And sometimes the old fashioned way is the best.        Putting 3.5% down on an FHA loan after January 1 is prudent.  And conventional lo...
12/18/2008
We all are familiar with the person who needs to buy "whatever" at a discounted price, but doesn't act. When when the price goes up, he/she begins the "I coulda....I woulda...I shoulda..." refrain.   Things are miserable because he missed the "golden opportunity"...
12/17/2008
In all the media doom and gloom, (which of course sells papers and viewership for news programs) one can look closely and see there is positive impact out there - interest rates as low as 4.675% - for someone willing to pay a one per cent loan origination fee.     "Rates have not been that l...
12/16/2008
Although the average price of a Tucson home in November this year decreased more than $10,500 from October of this year, the average sales price of a Tucson home was closer to the September price of $217,397 or less than $1,500.  The median sales prices dipped $2,000 to $178,000 from $180,000 in ...
12/15/2008
At one point in time, Tucson used to be an ocean and if one digs around enough in the dirt, fossils of marine life can be found.  All one has to do to visualize this great body of water, is hike one of the four mountain ranges and then look down...to this flat valley of sorts, and the body of wat...
12/12/2008
Yes, Tucson has a VA Hospital.  It is called the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.    This is the answer to the question posed by many people thinking about relocating to Tucson.  With 283 beds, the VA Hospital is a teaching hospital which provides both primary care and specialty care in su...
12/11/2008
"We exist to prevent and cure cancer," is the mission of the Arizona Cancer Center, a designated comprehensive care center at the Unversity of Arizona Health Sciences Center.  The National Cancer Insitute has awarded this designation and people come from throughout the world for treatme...
12/11/2008
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