Tucson, President Obama, and the Political Discourse

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  And he gave a healing sermon-like talk that was truly dedicated to the victims of the Tucson massacre, that celebrated their lives and uniqueness, and that reminded us all of the best that is in us even as we were contemplating the worst.      The Internet gives everyone a voice, and that is a good thing – up to a point.  Two nights ago, President Obama did something extraordinary. 

Landlord Nation - Rent for Studio Apartment in Vista Montana Complex, Tucson, AZ Starts at $560

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Take the Vista Montana complex of about 100 units in Tucson, Arizona. The burden is on us to hunt, ask questions, knock on residents' doors and listen to what their renting experience has been, read the reviews, check what folks are saying on the complex's Facebook site, and retrieve on the internet statistics about crime.  As more rent instead of buy, it's increasingly Landlord Nation.

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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.    On the Internet I am keying in cities in Maine and other less heat-oppressed areas of the U.S. 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.

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Internet Marketing Company Student Experts Offering $20 for 1000 Words - It's Come To This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Okay, internet marketing company Student Experts is based in Tucson, Arizona, not the Big Apple. But still, for copywriting, not straight editorial, $20 for 1000 words still seems quite insulting to content providers. The help-wanted in Craigslist reads: "Student Experts. is currently looking for freelance writers to create blogs and other SEO-optimized content for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada."

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Ecuador's Earthquake - Sobering reality for Americans considering living abroad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through a college acquaintance, Tucson, Arizona, came up on the radar. One day when my business was slow, the temperature was in the single digits, the dog had no place to poop in the four-foot snow, I got on the Internet. I keyed in "Tucson, Arizona - Apartments for rent." Ironically, during my first few months here on the north side of Tucson, there was an earthquake. A

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Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I would add that through the internet we can find an apartment or house to rent, shop for all kinds of insurances, verify crime rates, and assess if the public schools are okay. Before the Internet, we either had to have friends or relatives in the new location to clue us in or invest the time and money to do our "due diligence" about all the details. Thanks to the internet I could relocate to low-cost-of-living Tucson, Arizona cold. Tucson fit the bill.

Before Keying in Negative Review - The Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Pew Research , 82% of folks using the internet pay attention to them. With so much choice available, would anyone check out an apartment in Tucson, Arizona that, two online reviews claim, is the hangout for cockroaches? On the internet the activity they involve will be there for the world to keep visiting.   Recently, I had one of those with a internet commerce payment processing firm. Of course, those online reviews have power.

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Goldilocks Syndrome - Writers Have To Find Right Ambiance For Creativity, Pitching

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona, it turned out to be. Over the Internet I found a rental about half the price I was ponying up in New Haven. So, how did Tucson work out? See, the ambiance in Tucson is southern-laid back. Here in low-cost-of-living Tucson, I don't even have to think about money. The co-op I had purchased on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was jinxed. I couldn't produce one smackdown for any client.

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Getting "Yelped" - VA Supreme Court Looking At This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Internet leaders like Google, Facebook and Twitter submitted amicus (friend of the court) briefs contending that forcing the identity issue conflicts with freedom of speech. For example, a useful placement would be Tucson Weekly. Both Big Business and Small Business are getting "yelped." " Without providing their identity consumers can post negative reviews on that online site.

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New American Dream - Replicating The Old Neighborhood, As Renters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I hunted for my new "home" via the Internet. After ruling out Dallas, Texas and Barcelona, Spain, I surfed the apartment listing in Tucson, Arizona. Theft, although high in Tucson, is low at Vista Montana. We have become a nation of renters. And depending on which personal-finance expert is doing the math, that's smart.

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HEAT WAVE - The 114 Degrees Stops Human/Animal Activity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

in Tucson, Arizona. But, the rest of the afternoon I plopped down on the internet. When I traded off four seasons a year in the Northeast back in April 2014 for the two seasons of Tucson (very hot and not so hot) in order to radically reduce fixed costs, I figured I knew what I was doing. The Weather Channel confirmed it was 114 degrees just before 1 P.M. For blocks and blocks, the city looked like a ghost town.

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FedEx - New Best Friend Of Small Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, as a rebrand my communications boutique as a West Coast firm, here in Tucson, Arizona, I am clinging to FedEx. Needing business cards to be printed and more, I searched on the Internet for an alternate to Staples. When I first hung out my shingle at the end of the 1980s in Stamford, Connecticut, I clung to Staples. I had been laid off at Kraft. All of a sudden, I had to figure out the right formula for marketing via snail mail.

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Middle Class Economics - Rebrand That As Affording A Satisfying Lifestyle, Safe Community

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, come to think of it, a microcosm of that is available in parts of Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday I had my hair restyled at Mil's Haircuts, 3997 East Grant Road, Tucson, for $18. I research everything for the breed on the Internet. The political meme, transmitted directly from the White House as well as Campaign 2015, is middle class economics. But that isn't resonating. The concept of "middle class" is both too abstract and too subjective.

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Over-50 in Post-COVID-19 New World Order: The Moving Van Shows Up, Probably Multiple Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I chose Tucson, Arizona. Huebner was the only person I knew in the Tucson metro area. Internet research turned up that I could get back to 4 seasons at an affordable price (and leave the ghost of Huebner behind) in Youngstown, Ohio. Even more affordable than Tucson and Youngstown, with a world-class museum, several top universities within an hour, and people so much like the ones I had to leave in 2014.

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Paradise Found - Entrepreneurs Looking to Lower Cost of Doing Business, Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No fool, I was researching the internet about where I could relocate. The first summer in Tucson, AZ was hot. Tucson, AZ was too hot. "It's a dry heat." " That's what residents of southwestern Arizona informed me. I was saddled with way too much for rent, car insurance and uninsured dental expenses in the New York Metro area. The specific location, as long as the cost of living was lower than where I was, was almost irrelevant.

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Look, Grandkids: We're Carless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One is the internet. The internet confirmed that.  That can be as easy as retrieving on the internet the contact information for small local businesses. The cities with excellent public transportation, for instance, include Pittsburgh and Tucson, Arizona. Relocation for retirement/semiretirement used to be relatively simple.    On the check list had been:  Cost of living.  Medical facilities.

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Cincinnati, OH - Homelessness Against the Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It includes pragmatic advice about applying totally online for work that can be done from anywhere where there is access to the internet. In April 2014, for example, an efficiency apartment in Vista Montana, Tucson, AZ went for $400 a month. And those near retirement are told that Tucson is Paradise for fixed incomes.  In Cincinnati, Ohio, the local judge ruled the homeless encampments illegal - three times.

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"Red Hot Planet" Is How WaPo Describes Summer of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Before I migrated to Tucson, Arizona, from the New York Metro area, in April 2014, of course, I did my due diligence about the climate conditions. My internet research and interviews with residents already in that area indicated that there were a few months of elevated temperatures in the afternoon. It was a summer much like this one that riots broke out in urban areas like Detroit and Newark. That was 1967.

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The Public Library - Building Community, One Special Event At A Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, I attended a guided group meditation session at the Woods Public Librar y, here in Tucson, Arizona. Use the computers or just the Internet access (When my new systems were being set up, I kept begging for more computer time.) It was conducted by Bev Paul. For the first time since beginning to meditate five years ago, I went into a trance. Yeah, Paul was that  gifted.    Like all library special events, it was free.

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Now that No One Goes Out Any More on Weekends.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, there could be dark revenue days ahead for restaurants/bars, live entertainment and businesses which have nothing to do with the Internet.   In the 100-unit complex where I live in Tucson, Arizona, no one pulls out for a weekend away. Sure, food delivery services, Netflix and WiFi providers are profiting as we stay in on weekends. Also, is it possible to renew ourselves after a week of work without embracing new kinds of experiences?

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Location-First Movers - How to Outsmart Ageism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economies of cities such as Phoenix and Tucson are doing well. She arranged both through the internet. In Bloomberg , Justin Fox points out there are two kinds of movers focused on work. There is the job-first relocation type. That person already has a job offer and is moving to accept it. Good for them.    Then there is the relocation-first type. That man or woman hopes that the new location will bring better luck on the job front.

Households Heading into Retirement - Be Prepared to Spend Average of $3,800 Monthly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What's posted on the internet is usually a teaser rate. In supposed retirees' paradise - Tucson, Arizona - a 100-unit usually jacked up the rent $50 a month annually. In addition, the record heat in Tucson mandated the air conditioner be on a lot. Tucson had that going for it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household headed by those 65 or older spends about $3800 a month. That's only $1,000 less than the average of all U.S.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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. Regarding the latter, yes, Tucson has a winter. Again, I went back to the internet to research where I could land the best deal. Arizona  was  cheap. There was also an added $30 a month for the dog rental.

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Over-60, Maybe Still Working - But Can't Afford NY Metro or CA Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But $520 might have been even lower had Gordon made it her business to research on the internet locations in the U.S. For example, a studio apartment in Tucson, Arizona can be found and rented via an internet transaction for about $400.   By early 2014, I was doing searches on the internet about where my passive and earned income would provide me with a comfortable lifestyle - again.

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Connected Devices - Just About Everyone In This City In Desert Uses One Or More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Her husband tells me she mostly plays games on the Internet. The streets of this city, Tucson, Arizona, have no lights. This is the desert. Yet the pull force is not toward quenching thirst or seeking the shade. It's all about connected devices - smartphones, laptops and tablets. 24/7 Asians sit within the WiFi signal from the leasing office at our small residential complex. That's how they talk with their relatives in countries like China.

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Becoming an Expatriate - Financial Necessity, Not Adventure for Aging Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, careful research, which can be done primarily on the internet, will also inform those fearful of running out of money how they can manage to make ends meet in the U.S.    For example, parts of Arizona, such as Tucson and Phoenix, are low-cost and age-neutral. English majors (yes, at one time there were plenty of those) associate becoming an expatriate with adventure. And exotic career paths.

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Inflation: Going Back to Drawing Board on Retirement/Semi-Retirement Planning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  An efficiency apartment at Vista Montana in Tucson, AZ which went for $400 monthly, plus utilities, in April 2014, now is priced between $535 to $845 monthly, plus utilities. That information is available on the internet. Internet research will turn up the cities in which one-bedroom apartments can be rented for less than $400 and houses can be purchased for under $100,000.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In April 2014, I was among the Equity Refugees, migrating from the New York Metro area to Tucson, AZ. Internet which costs about $40 per month.  So, of course, after the first boost in rent I hit the internet doing due diligence about the cost of living in other parts of America as well as overseas. They even have a label: equity refugees. They are the New Aging who are determined not to outlive their money.

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GhostWriters & New Business Development: Consider Change of Time Zone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Over the Internet I leased an apartment in Tucson, Arizona. One prospect gave it to me straight: He didn't select me to ghostwrite his financial communications because of the difference in time zones. He was based on the west coast. I was on the East. That's when my intuitive hunch that I could break into the growing markets in the West only if I relocated there shifted into the decision phase. For several months that was all I thought about.

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55+ - Getting Unstuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not so fast, with all the folks from California migrating there to escape the impossible cost of living, everything is going up in parts of AZ such as Tucson. The how-to of meditation is available free all over the internet.  The Baby Boomer generation might be the last one in the U.S. for whom professional success and personal bonding were easy.

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Buddha and Cleveland Clinic Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included in the car while driving (on my cross country trip from Tucson, Arizona to Austintown, Ohio, when I got in a huge traffic jam in Arkansas I kept repeating the mantra: Setback. Then, I struck gold on the internet. Mindfulness  has been encouraged for stressed professionals. Research and experience show that the process of regular meditation can rewire the brain. However, research and experience also show that other tools can be as effective. One is running.

Public Speaking Business Marketing - Leased Access TV

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Even though I don’t live there I ran my first show in Phoenix/Tucson for $117.00 You can see the Internet MarketingTraining Center show on Youtube: [link] I went out to Palm Springs to CBS studios, which is the same place they shoot the evening news. Leased Access TV Did you know that you can buy a half hour of air time on a cable station for as little as $15.00? This is not pie in the sky or hocus pocus. This is “leased access” TV.

My Blog = My Global In-Real-Time Portfolio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They surf the internet. A small business such as a Mom & Pop pizza outlet in Tucson, Arizona might roll its eyes when it hears "blog." The debate rages: Is the Return on Investment (ROI) adequate for a small business to set up and maintain a blog? The answer remains: That depends. For small businesses, like mine, the ROI has been and continues to be extraordinary. That's because my enterprise is global. The blog features the kind of work I do in real time.

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