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.

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.

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. Here in Eastern Ohio, which is even more affordable than Tucson, I fit right in. Anti-Semitism seems to have returned to the supposed melting pot: the U.S.

Here's What's Happening In Tucson, Arizona: Snow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

First it was  cold.    Gloves, scarf, plus coat of course, cold. I thought to myself, "I moved across country from everything I knew on the East Coast for this kind of frigid weather!"  "  Then, tonight, a few hours before the end of 2014 the snow began.

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.

The Power to Hate - From Jersey City, NJ to Tucson, AZ, to Trumpville

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the wild west of Tucson, Arizona, I was taken for Jewish. On Abovethelaw , lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino updates us on hate crimes since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been 867 incidents in real life.

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Tucson, President Obama, and the Political Discourse

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  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.   Two nights ago, President Obama did something extraordinary.    He gave the best speech of his presidency to date.    He rose above the politics of the day and asked us all to do the same. 

Tucson: Black Swan for Conservatives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The rhetoric on which the Tea Party has been built might just be victim to the Black Swan or unexpected development of the Tucson shooting.  Savvy GOPers might be engaged in plenty of strategic thinking about how to position themselves and their message after Tucson.   So obvious is this that some conservatives are already toning down their public speaking. The power which conservatives picked back up in the 2010 midterms might quickly disappear. 

117 Degrees Predicted for 6/19/16 - Is that "just Tucson, AZ" or global warming?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tomorrow, weather experts predict, it will be 117 degrees here in Tucson, Arizona. But now I am finding out the current heat wave is not just part of the Tucson, AZ tradeoff. "It is no longer a question of whether 2016 will be the hottest on record, but by how much."

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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.  Tucson is about a 90-minute drive from the border of Mexico. My rent, car insurance and haircuts are less than they had been in Tucson.

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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.  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.

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World Market, Tucson Mall - ID Demanded For Credit-Card Use In Vintage Americana

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Tucson Mall in Arizona is one of those vestiges of Norman Rockwell times. Everyone is friendly. Prices are affordable. And most of the stores there welcome our four-footed children. Last Christmas I purchased all my gift cards there. 

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Ofelia Zepeda - Tribal Voice from Desert Overtakes Crowd at Woods Library, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

April is National Poetry Month and the Woods Library , based in Tucson, Arizona, hosted  this special event.  To a standing-room-only audience, Ofelia Zapeda leveraged the language of poetry to bring us calm. Angst about the economy and presidential election was lifted.

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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.

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Your House/Condo/Mobile Home In Tucson, AZ Will Likely Sell This Spring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, the temperature on Thanksgiving Day will be about 80 degrees. Not that we haven't had a few nippy days now and then since late October. Two days in a row I had to turn on the heat for several hours.

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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.

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Unusually Warm 2/16 in Tucson, AZ - I almost feel guilty not suffering New York Metro cold/snow/ice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At one point this afternoon, it got so warm in Tucson, Arizona, that my dog refused to walk. I had to carry him home and try again after it cooled down. That was unusual for this area in mid February. But not unwelcome.

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"Prayer Changes Something," The Rev. Vicki Hesse, St. Philip's in the Hills, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Philip's in the Hill Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona. What is the seeming strange power of prayer?   That's what we secular humanists, agnostics and atheists have been researching, perhaps all our lives. This morning, there were some answers.

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Art Cinema Theatres, Like The Loft, Tucson, AZ - Can They Survive Amidst Netflix et al.?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday I went to the Art Cinema Theatre - The Loft - in Tucson, Arizona. Just as I experienced at the art cinema theatres in Madison and New Haven, Connecticut, the audience was mostly Baby Boomers like myself. The film was the sci-fi "I Origins."

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Airbnb: Can it extend its brand to shared home-cooked meals? (I can live-blog that here in Tucson, AZ)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here in Tucson, Arizona, where there are so many newcomers such as myself, Airbnb could develop a brisk business. The restaurant industry is likely nervous.   Airbnb could disrupt it, just as it is doing in the lodging business.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  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. Recently, Chomsky had delivered speeches in Tucson about subjects such as privacy.

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Dan Gibson, Editor of Tuscon Weekly - Took a Full Page Explaining The Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"For some reason, there's been a rush of people calling and emailing to ask if they can write for the [Tucson] Weekly lately, something I appreciate because I guess that means we're something worth being a part of." 

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Cloudy, With Lots of Green - There's No Place Like Home

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My journey from Tucson, Arizona to my new home in Ohio near the Pennsylvania border was, well, to use that cliché, the perfect storm. One takeaway from my three years in Tucson: I am an east coast girl.

2016 56

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.

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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. 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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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

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Travel Industry - Time For Spiritual Tourism (retro Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tucson, Arizona could be branded as the Salem, Massachusetts of the Southwest.   Throughout Tucson are well-known as well as hidden venues for experiencing psychic phenomenon, off-beat spiritualism, healing circles, and even traditional religion.

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On The Road: Blogging won't be so prolific the rest of this week

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and I are heading out to Tucson, Arizona as our new home. My animal companion Lee K. He can't take the cold here along the Northeast Corridor. Neither can Mom.    Will be back to compulsive blogging asap. careers Current Affairs Travel

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Starbucks - That Free Coffee Didn't Last For Long

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My work buddy Eric and I enjoyed the freebie on the Eastside of Tucson, Arizona. Yes, the news report is true: On Friday evening, Starbucks had a major computer malfunction. Because it couldn't ring up sales, to preserve goodwill with customers, it gave out coffee free.

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New York Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The smartphone changed time zones as I keep heading away from New Haven, Connecticut to my new business address in Tucson, Arizona.  Yes, Tucson would be a great fit for me.   Tomorrow I will pull out of the motel for the next 12 hours of driving to Tucson.

Settling In - Not when making a good living requires non-stop pivots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was one such neighbor in Tucson, Arizona. I had left the East Coast for Tucson in early 2014. At the time, Tucson was a good choice. The cost of living is the same as Tucson's.

2016 56

The Stayin' Put Society - Not Gambling on Opportunity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The main drags in Tucson, Arizona, are lined with pawn shops and other symbols of low incomes. For 27 months I lived in Tucson. Surprisingly, rentals were just about as inexpensive as those in Tucson. The first lease I had signed in Tucson was for $400, plus utilities.

2017 56

The New Bohemians (Part 4) - Why We Mourn Vanishing World of Alt-Weeklies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, Tucson, Arizona, where I have relocated, still has the Tucson Weekly. At the Loft Cinema, an independent movie house, we read the Tucson Weekly in the dark before the coming attractions begin. Earlier this year, another alt-weekly died: the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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Snail Mail - Still Should Be Part Of Marketing Mix, Especially When Targeting Over-55

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mailer tends to get opened here in Tucson, Arizona. It was the flyer from a local furniture store arriving snail mail which triggered my buying a sofa bed from it when I moved to Tucson.

Lane Bryant Sales Rep - No Longer Qualified

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One has turned up there in Tucson. It's a three-minute drive from my residential complex, in the Tucson mall. In plus-sizes, Lane Bryant is a respected brand. From the get-go, when I needed quality fashions for work and casual wear I would zip by my local Lane Bryant store.

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Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side. I have never been in that store, at least not since I moved to Tucson in 2014. In the fitting rooms and checkout lines in Penney, shoppers wait patiently for service.

Gas Prices: So, How Can Everyman Plan?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Roger Road, Tucson, Arizona, within a week the price shot up from about $1.71 According to the Energy Information Administration, the price of gasoline is on the way back up. Everyman has noticed the same thing. Here at Fry's at East First Avenue and E.

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When your first public speech is in the service of others

The Presenter's Blog

The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote.”.

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Climate Change and Retirement/Semi-Retirement/Plain Cost Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The discomfort of extreme temperatures and the cost of the electricity for the air-conditioning to manage the heat should discourage retirees, those in semi-retirement, and the ones focused on cost control from relocating to Tucson, Arizona in Pima County.

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PetSmart, Thank You For Not Cross-Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Instead of asking around Tucson, Arizona about a "good" vet (i.e.  Unlike in New Haven, Connecticut, in Tucson it's full service.  No more Norman Rockwell ethos when we do business with an increasing number of vet services.

Panhandling - Growing Career Path

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Early every morning a neighbor in this apartment complex in Tucson, Arizona heads out, with a folding chair, a dog and a collection basket. A woman who bunks in a recovery half way house in Tucson essentially has the same schedule.

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Kroger - It's Like Facebook In That It Wants You Never To Leave

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, the Kroger subsidiary goes by the Fry's brand. As  As I was relocating from Connecticut to Tucson, the complex I am still living in was recommended to me because "You can walk to Fry's."

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