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About Gerre

I am a person in transition. Sold my NJ home and heading for my new place in AZ. My "do over" as my friend Dee calls it. Life is about transitions. This is my latest.

Living In The Green Zone …

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(Photo:- Misty Morn. Arizona Rt. 10) That zone on the dashboard, thermometer dial, vertically divided into half moons; green zone to left, red zone to right; green backdrop to the cool degrees set between -20˚F and 70˚F and mirror contrasting the … Continue reading

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“There is always a device” … or “Put The Candle Back”

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A three-day weekend visit in Phoenix by my Auntie Eileen so that she could purchase an iPad2 at the Scottsdale Quarter Apple Store and thus finally enter the 21st Century, often reminded me of the Gene Wilder movie, “Young Frankenstein,” … Continue reading

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Upside Down … or … Your Winter is Our Summer …

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“I’m assuming that if you are selling annuals and perennial right now that this is the correct planting season, right?” A questioned poised to the gardening cashier at Home Depot on a hot October afternoon surrounded by a season of … Continue reading

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Twisted Twenties …

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(Piestewa Peak at Dusk) Not sure whether it’s the growing gap of time and years between myself and the so-called Twenty-somethings that I am less and less able to understand their behavior or that they are just simply anti-everyone-else-social? Uncomfortable … Continue reading

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A Place in the Sun …

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“The hottest Arizona August on record” … from records that they started keeping only a few years ago. I began to wonder what if the press didn’t march up to arriving passengers at Sky Harbor Airport, thrust a microphone under their chin and … Continue reading

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“Mr Dior, We Abhor” … or a Tale of Two Johns …

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John Galliano, ex Christian Dior designer, was convicted today in a Paris court for two racist and antisemitic rants with a suspended fine sentence. I was on my Road Trip with Dee when this incident happen back in March. Not … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation …

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“What do you mean you don’t speak Spanish?” A sudden question poised in, of all places, a Mexican restaurant, Lindo Michoacan, Las Vegas, and inspired by the mute response from my “Mexican” colleague to a flood of Spanish questions concerning drinks, … Continue reading

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Monsoon, Nonsoon, Too Soon …

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The first thing that one realizes about finally living in real Summer, desert heat which hovers constantly between 106˚F and 112˚F, is that life goes on as normal. You don’t sudden disappear in a puff of smoke as predicted, melt nor … Continue reading

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You Know You Are Not In New Jersey any more …

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You know you are not in New Jersey any more … When you see Bill Boards that say “Learn to Shoot Straight“. When you see road signs such as “Bloody Basin Rd“, “Dead Man’s Gorge, Horse Thief Basin“. When someone … Continue reading

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Mountain Time …

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What is it about mountains that are so appealing and draw you in? Defines your borders and perimeters your outlook? What is it about miles of open, undulating grasslands, framed up rugged mountains that grabs at your heart, quietens your … Continue reading

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