Ah, summer -- everywhere else in the country, it's the sweet season of iced tea and bikinis and electric floor fans. But in central Arizona, iced tea is perennial, bikinis equal melanoma and electric floor fans are roughly as effective as they would be on the equator of the planet Mercury. While everybody elsewhere comes stumbling out from their interminable arctic hibernation, blinking in the unaccustomed light, for a time of festive outdoor play, here in the Valley it's time for us to withdraw inside like lizards... More >>>