Worried that leafblowers contribute to valley fever
Excellent article on valley fever by Stephanie Innes. I’ve always thought leaf blowers are particularly bad for spreading valley fever. I live across the street from the dirt bridle path on Central (from the canal to Bethany Home) and landscapers are constantly blowing dirt from the path onto the street.
Most will stop blowing if a pedestrian is approaching but others don’t. If you are in a car and leaf blowers are ahead, roll up your windows!
George H.W. Bush was the consummate public servant
I watched both funerals of George H. W. Bush because even though I disagreed with some of his policies during his tenure as president, I always appreciated the man and respected the office.
I noted the attributes the various speakers ascribed to President Bush: “41.” These words included kind, measured, humble, serving others and his country, thoughtful, gracious and decent, among others. What wonderful characteristics to have as a man and certainly as a president.
He was a consummate public servant but with a gentle heart. I miss him. What a shame we cannot use those terms with regard to our current administration.
A powerful story with much to say about the problem of suicide
I just wanted to express my thoughts on the story “Stepping Back From The Edge.”
First, a huge “thank you” to Laura Trujillo for opening her life, love, heartache and pain and sharing this story.
While I was reading this Sunday morning, crying and somehow feeling the depth of her pain, her words made me understand why she would want to go back to the exact place:
To trace her mother’s last steps and help her to heal.
I could only really imagine the courage it took for Laura to share. Her story was hauntingly beautiful, even though heartbreaking all at the same time. It certainly moved me to my core.
Thank you for publishing the story, and bringing suicide to the attention of your subscribers.
D-Backs setting up for a season of few fans and lots of chirping
So if the Diamondbacks are not paying Corbin, and they are not paying Pollack or Goldy, and they want to dump Greinke’s contract, who do they pay?
I can tell you after they traded Goldy they will not be using my money for any transactions. They may need the money for pest control because the only sounds you will hear next year at Diamondbacks games will be crickets.
Let’s take inventory of all the great Diamondbacks’ moves
The Dbacks finally did it and traded the beloved Goldy. I’m actually tickled to death for Goldy because he is going to a real baseball city and franchise that pay him what he is worth after this first season with them.
I had to hear Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall explain this morning how good this was for the organization. Well, Mr. Hall, how have all your prior moves worked out?
Let’s see, we had No. 1 draft picks in Upton and Drew, where are they now?
We had all the baby-backs when we were considered to have one of the best minor league groups. How did that work out?
We went after Tomas. How did that work out?
I could go on.
The point is that it has become very apparent in the D-Backs organization that the only way to improve this team and hopefully get into the playoffs each year is through free agency and trades for players with proven records.
To not get at least one Cardinals starter for a six-time All Star, three-time Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner is ludicrous.
Now instead of competing against the Dodgers each year we will be competing against the Padres for last place. Say goodbye to the increase in attendance. Again.
You can reach Steve Benson at 602-444-8035 or steve.ben[email protected]zonarepublic.com