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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Leaving New York, By Way of Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My version of strange and wonderful was the desert of Arizona. In 2014, 126,000 left New York City. That's what newgeography.com found. Probably  Probably for many of those, it was a soul-wrenching decision. After all, you can make the big money in the Big Apple. And, it has a mystique, just like Harvard, Elvis, and Vogue Magazine. My reasons for fleeing the New York Metro area in 2014 ranged from the high cost of housing, which was getting higher all the time.

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Tone Deaf in Sleepy Nogales, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the few people in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, were testament to that. The heat was nearly unbearable. Before walking across the border to Mexico, you have to pony up about four dollars to park your car. One of the facilities for that is a fast-food restaurant. Usually you wait patiently to indicate the color of your car and pay the cash. The town is normally sleepy. That day it was dead. Then the Ugly American type comes in. He asked me whom you pay.

Brand Arizona - Smart Move to Accept Bitcoin for Tax Payment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Senate in Arizona has approved a bill to accept bitcoin and other specified cryptocurrencies as payment for taxes. The bill moves to the Arizona House. Here are more details. This represents a smart branding tactic for the desert state.    To begin with, just playing around with this proposal brings media attention. I'm from the public relations school of thought that all media attention, positive and negative, is of value.

Arizona Dreamin' - And Other Retirement/Semi-Retirement Myths

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The classic example is southwestern Arizona. "The monthly cost of buying a home - which includes mortgage payments, taxes, and insurance - jumped 14% between July 2017 and July 2018 … Comparatively, it only became 4% more expensive to rent a home over the same period."  "  - Jacob Passy, MarketWatch, September 2, 2018. Here is the article. 

Author: No tag line presented in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 When she introduced herself to me at a church gathering in Arizona, all she said was that she was a writer. I had to pump this author for more information.  Along the Northeast Corridor, there would have been the mandatory tag line, actually a long laundry list of credentials.  That could include "My new nonfiction book X is in the 20,000s ranking on Amazon.com and I ghostwrite for Z politico." " "I write about trailer trash."

Brand Arizona - Tarnished by Blind Trust in Technology

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was the government of Arizona which allowed startup Theranos to allow consumers to have blood tests without a medical doctor's authorization. Progressive move? Right? Wasn't that going to encourage tech enterprises and more mature enterprises to settle in that desert/mountain state? Eventually, Theranos, which hadn't actually developed the proprietary technology it touted, wound up being sued by consumers for inaccurate tests.

Macy's Versus J.C. Penney - The Story At Tucson, Arizona Mall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here at the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and J.C. You can't sell, at least not to Everywoman, unless you are providing an extreme bargain. Penney are based in the same section. As I drive in, Macy's is on the left, J.C. on the right. I always head right. Once in J.C. I gleefully endure long lines to get into the dressing room and to then check out. On those lines other shoppers and I gush about the deals. During the summer, for an onsite assignment I needed new clothes.

Antisemitism, from Suspected Fires in Boston to Hostile Interrogation in SW Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, in southwestern Arizona in 2014, the interest turned hostile. From the balcony of the law firm in "Boston Legal," the city seems just the right setting for that bunch of flawed but likable geniuses.    It's easy to feel right at the Bruins game with Jon's friends on "A Million Little Things." " You bet, popular television programming has made Boston seem totally cool. 

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The Stock Market - Folks In Tucson, Arizona Didn't Notice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All through the weekend, when the stock market plunged more than a 1,000 points and as talking heads speculate how bad or not so bad it will get, my social and professional circles in Tucson, Arizona never mentioned what is transfixing metro centers around the world.

East Coast's Tropical Christmas Eve Vs. Southern Arizona's Ice Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Southern Arizona, it's been an ice box for days. I relocated to Arizona to not have a heat bill at all. The East Coast is bracing for a coatless Christmas Eve. And Christmas morning, children will glaze over when they unwrap sweaters and mittens. Yeah, parents et al., you screwed up again on the gift front. But, don't be too sure that the theory about global warming is proving itself out. In our residences our heat is on high. We have to warm up our cars.

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Obama's memorial masterpiece in Arizona

Max Atkinson

Today began with President Obama's memorial address in Arizona - first with news on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme about what a good job he'd done, and then from a Twitter link to the speech itself (in full below). Bush and rose to become Arizona's chief federal judge. I spent much of yesterday writing about a rather famous American speech (on which more later).

Chevy Cobalt - From Empty To Full, $18.32, Fry's, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona. Okay, I did have Reward Points From Fry's (One of Kroger Supermarket Brands). Those totaled a 20-cents discount per gallon at Fry's gasoline pumps, on 1st Avenue and E. But, still, even without it, I would have filled up the empty tank of the Chevy Colbalt for less than half what it had cost last April when I filled up on Foxon Road, in New Haven, Connecticut. For those who love details, the total sale today was $18.32. What does that mean?

Anti-Semitism Lite - I Was Taken for Jewish in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then, I emigrated from the New York Metro area to Tucson, Arizona. Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S. Yesterday, there were 11 bomb threats targeted at Jewish Community Centers (JCC) reported. The U.S. had provided the opportunity for so many Eastern Europeans to begin a life of religious freedom and economic opportunity back in the early 20th century. My relatives were among them. My mother's maiden name was "Miksza."

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The End Is Near - Or, Maybe Just for The Seeming Smugs in Oro Valley, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They include The Seeming Smugs in locations like Oro Valley, in southwestern Arizona. "RED OCTOBER: Amazon, Google, and Snap are plunging and taking global stocks down with them."  "  That's the headline this morning in BusinessInsider. Here is the article. Meanwhile, at 9:55 A.M. New York time, the Dow is down 244.46.    Of course, many in the U.S. are spooked. However, only some believe The End Is Near.

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Famous Speech Friday: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's SB1062 veto

The Eloquent Woman

In February, the Arizona legislature passed the controversial SB 1062 bill, an expansion of a 1999 Arizona law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. By the time the bill reached Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for her signature or veto, the debate over the bill had gone national and become increasingly vitriolic. Brewer is a polarizing political figure in Arizona and throughout the U.S. (It''s

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No Retirees Live Here - The Universal Hustle for Work (even in designated retirement paradises like Arizona)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is the Tucson, Arizona Metro area. In the book being released this Tuesday, we finally have the statistics and first-person narratives documenting what we have been observing: The dream of retirement has been replaced with the non-stop hustle for income from work - full time, part time, gig, and through self-employment. That book is "Downhill from Here" by Katherine Newman. Here it can be ordered from Amazon.

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East Coast Schadenfreude: Three-digit-degree Heat in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, they have been contacting me with great glee about the supposed unbearable heat in Arizona. As  a writer I continue to spend the lion's share of my time indoors in Arizona. Along the Northeast Corridor they pay triple what I do for rent.  Double what I do for car insurance.  And at least 60-cents more for a gallon of gasoline.

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Arizona Daily Star's Phil Villarreal: Out of job, benefits, desk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One-time film critic (remember when such a job description existed) at the Arizona Star Daily, Phil Villarreal smoothly transitioned to a regular reporter there in 2009.  Way back when he had started at ASD as a freelance sports reporter. This year, I had relocated to Tucson, AZ in time to enjoy his coverage. I was impressed. Now, John Schuster tells us in "Media Watch" at the Tucson Weekly, ASD had laid off Villarreal.  That was after 17 years of service.

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New Aging - "Equity Refugees" Migrate to Arizona (and some soon come to regret it)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So they migrate from high cost of living locations such as Orange County, California, to more affordable ones like Phoenix, Arizona. What might be thought of as  Arizona Dreamin'  takes on the characteristics of a kind of Paradise Lost. They even have a label: equity refugees. They are the New Aging who are determined not to outlive their money.

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Arizona Dreaming & Other Myths about Cheap Locations for Semi-Retirement/Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Arizona  was  cheap. In April 2014, I pulled up my little but pricey life in the New York Metro area and journeyed to Tucson, AZ.    Through the internet I had rented an efficiency for $400 a month. There was also an added $30 a month for the dog rental. In addition, once I arrived in what would be Paradise Found for getting my finances in order, I signed up for the electricity for air-conditioning and heat. Regarding the latter, yes, Tucson has a winter.

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Kevin Galvin: PR Director for Harvard to Arizona State University

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, as  Greg Hazley reports in Odwyerpr.com, Harvard's senior communications director Kevin Galvin is taking the top communications post at Arizona State University in Tempe. Is there a sign of a trend: The shift of extreme talent from the Northeast Corridor to the Southwest? Time will tell.

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If Mitt Romney’s Voice Were Music to My Ears: A Vocal Impact Analysis of the Candidates

Kate's Voice

communication Speaking vocal image analysis of presidential candidates Arizona debate delivery Mitt Romney Mitt Romney's voice Newt Gingrich Presidential debates Rick Santorum Ron PaulWhat if you could step back from the rhetoric of the debates and hear the candidates differently? What if there were hints about who they are hiding in plain site? Well, there are. That’s not to say that I can tell you who is the best candidate, but I can tell you what their vocal [.].

129+ Degrees in Locations in Kuwait, Iraq - Not Much Cooler in Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in less-exotic Tucson, Arizona, the temperature this summer has reached more than 117 degrees.  It's the heat. And we human beings are totally undone. It's amazing more of us are not being shot in road-rage incidents. Yesterday, after the driver in back of me honked, once we stopped at a light I struggled for control. What I wanted to do was get out of my car, walk to his, and announce that I didn't have a gun but that I wished that I had had one.

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Small Talk - Why So Much Of It In Fry's Supermarket, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger, Tucson, Arizona, I don't scan the lines to see which one is the shortest. In Fry's Supermarket, on First & E. After shopping there for 16 months, I know to estimate which one has the most small talkers. They come in both sexes, all generations, and convinced the events of their daily lives are interesting to the check-out clerk. Of course, that holds up the line. One middle-aged man explained in detail how his thumb became injury.

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Arizona White Mountains Region: PR Agencies Can Submit RFPs for Tourism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Arizona is God's country. Greg Hazley at Odwyerpr.com reports, "A consortium to promote tourism to Arizona's White Mountains region is on the hunt for agency support of its tourism PR efforts.  That's why I relocated my executive communications boutique here three weeks ago. But, obviously, not enough people around the world know this state as Eden, at least not yet. They will soon.

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Arctic Chill Hammers Arizona - Santa Baby, Don't Send Us Snow, Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But here in Arizona we're struggling with an arctic-like blast of freeze. The power brokers in Paris might have saved planet earth from global warming. The palpable fear: We will have a very unwelcome white Christmas. The scene has become New England. Cars have to be warmed up before heading out for work. Walking our four-footer children is an ordeal we hate. Three times a day.

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Nick Wiltgen At Weather Channel, Student At University Of Arizona - Suicide's Six Degrees Of Separation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, the death of a male student has also been declared a suicide. At the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, Nick Wiltgen's death has been ruled a suicide. The six degrees of separation for suicide has become all too familiar. The common thread might be a lack of hope. The reality of what is actually going on in a life doesn't really matter all that much. An

2016 43

Polar Vortex Returning: Arizona Relocation put on ice (power of conversation v web research)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Without skipping a beat, I slid right into my grand plan to relocate my business to Arizona.  "Arizona?"   Through that conversation I shelved the Arizona relocation which had been my Plan A. Over the weekend, we all bellied up to the car wash and had the salt removed from the undercarriage.  The autos shined.  Then this afternoon in our 1,400 unit residential complex a few dropped the PV phrase: Polar Vortex.

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Jersey City Italian Girl Relocates to Arizona - Bitten in Butt with Anti-semitism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, I wouldn't have had the ah-ha moment that people in Tucson, Arizona, assumed I was Jewish had not a neighbor gotten very drunk. Disbelief. That's why it took about 10 months to connect the dots. "Did any of your family die in concentration camps?" " That's what he asked. "No. We're not Jewish." " That's what I answered. Puzzled. He was equally puzzled. He told me that I talk like I am Jewish.

2016 43

In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. More heat is on the way for both places. And clearly we are a society on the edge. The massacre in Nice, France, amps up the tension. In Phoenix, police say there could be a serial killer. Not even back in the summer of 1967, when cities went up in flames, had I been this wary.

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"Go Set a Watchman" By Harper Lee - I'm 500th On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona, I am 500th on the waiting list. The frenzy to gain access to "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee documents that the book business is not dead. According to Bloomberg , there have been 2 million copies pre-ordered on Amazon.com. For weeks, influential legal media such as Abovelaw.com have been discussing the implications of publishing the book none of the players had even read yet.

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Tucson, Arizona - No, Seekers of Inner Peace, Affordable Living, Low Crime and Good Weather, It's Not Necessarily The Promised Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona was presented to me as Paradise: Low cost of living, great weather nine months out of the year and scenic beauty.    But the elephant in the room on that one turned out to be the crime. Tucson is about a 90-minute drive from the border of Mexico. Police sirens are continual background noise. Murders, probably related to drugs, occurred in residential complexes near mine. My car was broken into. Items from the glove compartment were thrown around.

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4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama's Speech

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About 4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech January 20, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments On January 11 th , president Obama addressed a congregation in Tucson Arizona in the wake of the tragic shootings.

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Is drawing a blank that bad? What to learn from the Arizona governor's speechless moment

The Eloquent Woman

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in the only debate in the state's current election campaign, went blank for several seconds during her opening statement last week--a moment when no one was going to interrupt her--and the coverage created a small firestorm of attention. This women is the Arizona state Governor and is in charge of the Arizona National Guard, etc.

Obama and Arizona governor have tense exchange: How respected is President Obama?

TJ Walker Interactive

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Steven Jones - Yes, In Our Backyard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, we in Arizona wake up and find out they are in our backyard. At Northern Arizona University , Steven Jones is suspected of killing one student and injuring several others. Those campus massacres seemed so far away. This shouldn't be a surprise because residents in this state make it their business to know how to use guns. When I relocated here from the East Coast in 2014, neighbors were very open about having guns - and taking them everywhere with them.

2015 50

A Woman On $10-Bill In 2020 - Come On

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Already in the cafeteria at EGS, Tucson, Arizona, there are few cash payments and vouchers can be used in the vending machines. Cute. A woman is to appear on the $10-bill in 2020. By then the digital wallet will be long over. Instead we will be paying for whatever with brain waves projected onto a kiosk. Current Affairs

2015 47

The Death of a Salesman - Even of Supposedly Worthy Causes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That gangbanger response could be especially prevalent in Arizona, which is so close to California, a hotbed of coronavirus cases. As the panic escalates, anyone knocking on doors risks being shot. Yes, gun sales as well as purchases of ammo are up amid rising number of cases of COVID-19.  Yet, there really is a help-wanted on Craigslist - AZ section , dated March 12 (not that back in time) that is recruiting paid workers for old-line grassroots door-knocking. 

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Linguist/Activist Noam Chomsky Goes to U of AZ, Leaves MIT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The University of Arizona knows how to get its name in the news.    That institution of higher education, based in Tucson, Arizona, was the first to allow applicants to its law school to take GRE, instead of the LSAT. Now, it is announcing that iconic linguist-turned-activ ist Noam Chomsky is joining the university. He will be leaving MIT where he has had emeritus status. In 2002, he had officially retired from MIT.

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Alfonso Salazar - Miscarriage of Justice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, it's come to this: 12 News reports that inmate in the Florence, Arizona facility for those on death row has died of the virus. You don't have be a Nobel Prize winning scientist to anticipate that inmates in America's prison system are sitting ducks for COVID-19. He is Alfonso Salazar, in his 50s. He had been hospitalized for COVID-19 since April 21st. Four other inmates housed on Florence's death row have also tested positive for COVID-19. There is a fifth possibility.

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Prices - Overdue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, at Fry's, E. It's news (LOL) that Saudi Arabia cut its oil price. Roger and First, I filled up my gas tank for the least amount I have spent since I relocated here in April 2014. After applying my Fry's loyalty points, each gallon cost me $1.73. If I had waited until next week to get gas, I have a hunch it would be even less expensive. Current Affairs Personal Musings Travel

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Attend Presentation Summit 2012–Here’s what you’ll get

PowerPoint Tips

Place: Scottsdale, Arizona. Every year, I attend the Presentation Summit , organized and hosted by Rick Altman. And I always recommend that presenters try to make this valuable conference. Here’s what you’ll get: Great PowerPoint tips from PowerPoint MVPs. Design advice from top designers. Time to sit down with PowerPoint MVPs (including me) and ask any question you want. Delivery strategies and techniques.

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