We remember seeing Lowenthal a beloved and longtime ASU law professor (and all-suffering Sun Devils basketball fan) tooling around campus on his one-speed bicycle, hurrying back home from teaching a constitutional law class to play with his young daughter, Angela.
And we remember Cedar, a devoted teacher and counselor who ran the beloved Family School for years, leaving it in capable hands that will miss her sorely.
These two have spent their lives doing for others. Now, as they sidle into well-deserved retirements (well, not quite they already have more on their collective plates than most folks who haven't hit 40 yet), we applaud their new life, but just selfishly wish more than a little bit that they hadn't known the way to Santa Fe.
We recommend you take in a puppet show all the details of the current season are posted on the theater's Web site but if you don't have time for that, you should really pop your head in sometime. The decorative ceiling panels in the Spanish colonial revival style, almost completely ruined by leaks and lack of maintenance, were restored by a muralist/scene painter (those puppeteers have good connections), and the entire complex has the kind of 1930s throwback vibe you feel all the time in southern California and so rarely here in Phoenix.