Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

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The Photographers

Peter and Alissa Cohen survived a trial by fire and then some. Fun fact: On Alissa and Peter Cohen’s first date, they both took their own cameras to capture the event. They’ve always been shutterbugs, just in their own unique ways. Peter was the technical one who understood the minutiae of how to take a…

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iPhone tech roundup

iPhone 5 $199-$399 with two-year contract Apple has been making beautiful devices for more than a decade, but with the iPhone 5, they just might have reached a new level of excellence. Between the flawless manufacturing tolerances to the stunning finish on both the black and white models, the new iPhone is really at the…

On the Run: Dr. Art Mollen is a busy guy

Walk into any grocery store around this time of year, and chances are pretty good that a Mollen Clinic is nearby. To most Arizonans, the name has become synonymous with the flu shots we get each year, usually in the middle of a shopping trip when it’s convenient and cheap. These clinics have turned the…

On the Hunt for Mr. Right

At a Shabbat dinner a few weeks back, someone asked me about my new friend, Josh. I wickedly responded, “Oh, we’ve been together for eight years.” Josh, whom I had only met for the second time, smiled at me and told the person, “Yes we met in taxidermy school.” Moments later, someone else asked us…

Too Much Bar and Not Enough Mitzvah

“The kids are all in there!” my oldest friend and college roommate shouted to my 12-year-old son Levi as she gently pushed him toward the foreboding ballroom. He tried to resist, but the element of surprise had slowed his reflexes a bit and he’d inadvertently staggered a few feet in the direction of the ominous…

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Mitzvah Projects

Ruff Love Haley and Jordan Kaplan both love animals of all kinds. But for the two of them, dogs have always held a special place in their hearts — except it’s for two completely different reasons. Haley’s story begins a few thousand miles away in Puerto Rico. Her father is from the island, and a…

Keeping it Simple

I saw the blinking light on my answering machine and listened to the frantic voice of my girlfriend, Debbie, as I put the groceries away. “Heeeeeelp! Jason says he doesn’t want to have a bar mitzvah anymore. What should I do? We’ve got the date and the place and I’ve hired a DJ already. He’s…

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