Reducing the risk of being road pizza is a good reason to live in a rural place

I’ve mentioned before why I prefer living in smaller towns. While there are certain advantages to being in a bigger city, there are also some shortcomings to live in metropolitan areas. A trip to one such place reminded me of why it’s a good idea to live in wide open spaces.My roommate and I traveled …

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Not a magazine cover model and don’t care that I’m not

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the beholder’s standards are a tad high for most to accomplish these days. Just take a look at most magazine covers, where you see paper-thin waifs with pouty lips looking at you and telepathically asking, “Why can’t you be like me?”Of course, we’re seeing in the …

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Walmart in Chino Valley? Don’t go there!

My hometown of Chino Valley has seen a lot of growth over the years. Going from about 1,000 people in the 1980s to more than 8,000 when I worked for the Chino Valley Review in 2000 to more than 12,000 people today, it is no longer a small farming community.In that time, we’ve had a …

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