Pickleball Craze at PVE

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. This paddle sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.


SYZYGY Dizzy

First time in 150 years… and we were not going to miss it! Miss what? The “eclipse of a super blue blood moon!”


Connections as in People Who Know People

A recent connection I’ve wondered about is related to a wine I frequently buy: “Barefoot” — a rather strange name for a wine. Also an unusual name for a person.


American Armory Museum

The American Armory Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization created to educate future generations about, and to impress upon them, the sacrifice, bravery and enduring significance of the United States Military.


Diamond Mining

Firestone Tire International Co. sent me to Sierra Leone to sell earthmover tires to the diamond mines.


Discover U: Searching for Life in the Antarctic and Space

Paradise Valley Estates hosts a speaker series called Discover U, which invites speakers in the areas of science, nature or the arts to visit our Life Plan Community to share their expertise with residents.


Past Memories

"As I sat down at my desk to write the latest episode of my memoirs, I began to think about how to put the experiences of my past life together."


You Can Leave The Military But It Really Never Leaves You

One of the benefits of being located near Travis Air Force Base is being close to the installation’s many resources including the Retiree Activities Office.


Cars and Coffee Fuel Conversation

For some, a car is just a way to get from Point A to Point B. For others, it’s part of their identity, a proud possession, a reminder of a memorable time in tangible form.


SS Jeremiah O’Brien Makes History Twice

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien, in San Francisco, is a maritime wonder.

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