AUGUST SABBATICAL: Barring major war or an outbreak of good sense in Arizona, I must leave you to focus on the new David Mapstone Mystery. I'm pretty good at multi-tasking, but some things finally had to take a pause. There's still plenty to read:
• The Front Page (to your right) will continue to be updated.
• Browse the archives, including the ever-popular Phoenix history columns.
This post can be an open thread for your comments. See you again with all new columns in early September.