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2012 Stories by Craig Smith

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  • All in the FMLY

    published December 27, 2012

    Millions of Phoenicians cover this 400-plus square mile slab of real estate we call the Valley of the Sun. Competition looms heavily as... More >>

  • Go to The Light

    published December 20, 2012

    For more than three hundred years the New Mexican tradition of making lights out of easily obtained sand and paper bags has brought a peaceful... More >>

  • Tempe Storm

    published November 29, 2012

    While 70 percent of the country preps for deep freeze, we Arizonans and a million part-time residents (and professional traffic stoppers) are... More >>

  • Billogy

    published November 22, 2012

    Over recent years our fair city has become a catalyst for free expression. Locals and tourists alike gather to witness creations that feed... More >>

  • Irrigateway

    published November 8, 2012

    There's an endless list of reasons to be thankful for the canal system that runs through the Valley. For one, it supports our livelihood and... More >>

  • Viva La Muerte

    published November 1, 2012

    Hustle and bustle often leaves us looking forward to our imminent needs and desires. We rarely find time to stop and reflect on how we've made... More >>

  • Big Strange

    published October 25, 2012

    There are some out there convinced that life as we know it was created a mere 9000 years ago (if not sooner) by the Almighty. A sea was parted... More >>

  • Rainbow Connection

    published October 18, 2012

    The last 30 years have seen drastic social changes. Telephones now meet our every whim. Medical procedures are accomplished with lasers and... More >>

  • Fair Enough

    published October 4, 2012

    As far as we can tell, organized barter and sale has been a part of society since hairy knuckles and protruding foreheads. You could wander... More >>

  • Beer Advocate

    published September 27, 2012

    There are few pastimes that don't go well with a nice stout brew -- but there's always been a frontrunner. Sure you've got your ball games,... More >>

  • Freeze Or Burn

    published September 13, 2012

    Often we take for granted all the practical items that are born from melting sand. From visual aids to automotive protection keeping bugs from... More >>

  • Pep Boys

    published September 6, 2012

    Wash away the beer, sweat, and other mystery stains from your ASU gear. It's time for another pregame celebration. Leave the brats and DJ... More >>

  • Mesa-Zoics

    published August 23, 2012

    Imagine combining our modern day lives with those of earth-dwellers from 100 million years past. The clash of technology, ego, survival... More >>

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