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Because, hair


I have been working in Carefree, Arizona  (just outside of Scottsdale) for the past three days.

I knew Arizona would be hot in June, but we have been experiencing record-breaking temps — 115 degree days and ‘cooler’ evenings that barely reach 90.

But that old adage about it being a ‘dry heat’ is true…

My hair has looked fabulous.

#nohumidity #nofrizz

Of course I can hear you

“We’re visiting from Arizona.”

“Our town is about an hour outside of Tucson.”

“We took the ferry to the Statute of Liberty, and now we have to meet our daughter up at 96th and Broadway, so we’re taking the train up there.  Hopefully we are on the right train — is this the right train?”

“We’ve found our way around the city pretty well so far…at least, I think we have.”

None of these comments are that remarkable…typical tourist conversation on the subway.

What is remarkable was this lady’s projection. I was all the way at the other end of the subway car, and it was like she was standing right in front of me.

The person she was talking to? Never caught a syllable.

One thing’s for sure — she will ever get lost in the city. Her family will be able to hear her coming and going.

Sun spots

I stay at a lot of really nice hotels on business trips.

Usually for less than 24 hours.

Exhibit A: Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona.


This is a true resort,  with more than a dozen separate residences. The bellhop has to drive you to your room.

You get the idea.

And yet I stayed there 22 hours, and in my lush room less than half that. But I would recommend it — the scenery, the service, the air of escape.

Just bring tons of sunblock if you’re a vampire like me.