Category Archives: Ethics and Morals

Prop 205–Marijuana: No Fun In Arizona

Who Wrote Arizona’s Initiative to Legalize Recreational Marijuana? It wasn’t anyone who cares about children, society, employers, or highway safety to name a few. If you think well-intended policy makers at the Arizona State Capitol wrote the 19 pages known … Continue reading

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Confession Beyond the Car Wash

As a realtor, I feel that keeping my car clean is a necessity. The 2004 Honda Accord that I drove home from the dealership in that same year is still rolling along…sometimes a little dusty, but not rusty like the … Continue reading

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Business Ethics 101

“The real estate business has a lot of unethical people in it,” I said to my broker recently. “There’s a lot of unethical people in the world,” he corrected me by expanding on my complaint. Now I understand why some large … Continue reading

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Got Manners?

What do you have when you combine a Bavarian china tea set, mother,  grandmother (“Bubbe”), and twin girls? Sounds like a tea party to me. Add manners and you’ve got the perfect social event, lessons and laughter. Once I offered … Continue reading

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Broken Glass~~Broken People

During  research for my latest novel, Empty Frames, I found a story about Jewish children in an orphanage on the “Night of Broken Glass,” November 9, 1938.  In Germany and throughout Europe, it looked and sounded more like a bad dream than … Continue reading

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Do What You Want…Until

My motto is simple: “Do what you want, until someone tells you that you can’t.” Even then, you can “do what you want.” I credit my first-born son with that quote. It’s distorted a little, but then, I’m just following my … Continue reading

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And All That Jazz!

I can still hear my mother’s voice when she expressed a strong opposing opinion. Always, Thelma Groves ended her comments with, “And all that jazz!” Mother could have continued her thoughts on any given subject, but she knew when to … Continue reading

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