From the monthly archives:

December 2008

My Very First Meme / 7 Things About Me

by D. Patrick Lewis on December 31, 2008 · 7 comments

I was recently ‘tagged’ for a Meme twice in the past three days by my friends Justin McHood and Calie Waterhouse. As you probably already know a Meme is a blog post that usually tells others several things about you on a personal level that they probably don’t already know. Then, at the end of [...]


Merry Christmas!

by D. Patrick Lewis on December 25, 2008 · 1 comment

I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, please remember what this holiday time is all about, family, giving, caring and sharing. Not just this time of year but all year round. If you are reading this, chances are you are [...]

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Around Scottsdale: Camelback Park

by D. Patrick Lewis on December 19, 2008 · 3 comments

This past week the City of Scottsdale dedicated one of its newest additions to the parks system, Camelback Park.  This beautiful 37 acre park is located between Camelback and Chaparral Roads and east of Hayden Road in Scottsdale.  Some residents remember that location was home to the Villa Monterey Golf Course that went out of [...]


Something Cool

by D. Patrick Lewis on December 18, 2008 · 1 comment

I just wanted to share a quick story with you. Two weeks ago my wife and I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens Chihuly Glass Exhibit, which was blogged about on this site last week, and I took some pretty good pictures.  Shortly after I got the pictures uploaded to my Flickr page I received [...]

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Around Scottsdale: The DBG and Chihuly at night.

by D. Patrick Lewis on December 12, 2008 · 3 comments

The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix are a spectacular site almost year round and most often seen in the daytime.  Now the Gardens are open in the evening on certain dates until December 23, 2008 and the Chihuly glass exhibit is lit beautifully and provides a wonderful accent to the Gardens.  In addition to the [...]


Tech Tidbit: Free Photoshop Alternatives

by D. Patrick Lewis on December 12, 2008 · 1 comment

As a Professional REALTOR® I spend a lot of time editing and retouching photos. Therefore, one would naturally assume that I use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements but one would be incorrect in assuming that.  Don’t get me wrong both products are outstanding at what they do, but they are very robust and very [...]

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