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Arizona is my home

Arizona is my home, more importantly my hometown is Lakeside, Arizona. I love the area that I come from; personally, I feel that you can’t beat the feeling that a rural community gives you. The ability that I had to just take off into the woods with my family or friends is something you can’t […]

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Secrets and Magic in the Desert

Arizona is a state of secrets. And, for the most part, she has kept her secrets well. As more and more people flock to Phoenix and Tucson and Flagstaff, their secrets are lost. However, they are still alive, still flourishing, in places like Bullhead City and Parker and Cottonwood. There are big secrets, like the […]

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Page, Arizona – A Very Special Place

I lived in the small, isolated town of Page, Arizona for sixteen years before moving to Goodyear, Arizona. It was there that I began my adult life as a young bride, was first introduced to American living, and made lifetime friends. It is where my husband and I brought our two children into this world. […]

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Ever since childhood

Ever since childhood, I knew that it was my dream to leave the state of New Mexico upon college attendance. My grandparents have lived in Mesa, Arizona since I was a small child, and visiting them was nirvana. There was something unexplainable about the way Arizona made me feel; the warmth, sunshine, scenery, and to […]

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When was the last time you drove down

When was the last time you drove down the street and the couple walking their dog actually waved to you? This has not happened to me for some time, however, when I feel the need to want this form of acceptance I make the two and half hour journey down into southern Arizona. I travel […]