Wildlife out to get you

My good friend, Rich Marin, wrote recently in his daily newsletter about concerns he and his neighbors have regarding the wildlife with which they co-exist in the canyons around Escondido, CA.  His fear centers most on packs of coyotes attacking pets, but includes mountain lions, rattlesnakes, deer, and gophers. Our… Continue reading

Not an ordinary gift

This past year (2021) one of our special days was at Christmas when a significant percentage of our relatives on Maggie’s side of the family spent the day at our house.  After my nephew Robert (Diana’s oldest) moved to Tucson and married Anya, these holiday gatherings have morphed into an… Continue reading

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

One significant misperception shared by many family and friends about us is that “Steve is the writer.” The truth is when we met, my writing skills were non-existent while Maggie had been employed as a professional writer for over seven years, having graduated near the top of her class at… Continue reading

HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM PHOENIX

We love getting the annual newsletters updating us on the lives of so many friends.  This year I thought I’d take a crack at it myself, especially since this newsletter format makes it so easy. Here’s the 2021 Steve Larsen Holiday Newsletter: I know you need to start by talking… Continue reading

Confessions of a Republican Political Operative

In Dubai last month I met the principals of an exciting Tempe, AZ start-up company, ZEV. The CEO, Carolyn Maury, and her co-founders were all at GITEX Global. ZEV converts fleets of gas-powered vans into electric vehicles quickly and at a low cost.  What they’re doing is brilliant.  As they… Continue reading