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NoArizona On YouTube


A Blog about why you should not live in ArizonaNoArizona has started a YouTube channel! Stop by, and let us know what you think! Below is our premiere video, with more on the way.

 

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Debunked: The Top Reasons to Move to Arizona


Arizona PostcardMany people who now live in Arizona were lured in by promises of paradise. Some of those people came to realize Arizona isn’t quite normal and a difficult place to live.

This article focuses on the most common lines used to convince you to move to Arizona, and a rebuttal to each one. Enjoy!

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Sad Tales of the Desert: A Poem By Edelmann & Vetterli


Serpent Moves

I’m moving, I’m changing
I might find myself
Out in the desert’s land
Raise the moon
Call the dead
Touch the sky
Curse the sand

I might
Leave myself
Out in
The desert’s land
Like the serpent
Glides from its skin
With gentle moves
On floors of sin

– Chris Vetterli & Marky Edelmann

Living In Arizona Is Depressing

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Sad Tales of the Desert: A Poem By Jeff Martin


A Line in the Sand

Tell me what would you do
If I told you the truth
And I took you by the hand
To see the dust swirl in pools 
And a dark desert cool
In an empty wasted land

Tell me, what would you do
If this happened to you
Would it help you now
To understand
There’s a line in the sand, a line in the sand
It’ll keep you from the promised land
It’s just a line in the sand

And what would you say
If I told you today
That your mother won’t hold your hand anymore
She’s broken and tired
She’s inflamed with desire 
To turn her head and walk away 
From the line in the sand, the line in the sand
It’ll keep you from the promised land
It’s just a line in the sand
It’s gonna keep you from the promised land 

The refineries burn
And your mother she turns
To watch you stumble into the night
She’s run out of tears
Have you run out of fear
Or is your candle still burning bright
You’ve crossed the line in the sand, the line in the sand
It’s gonna keep you from the promised land
It’s just a line in the sand

Living In Arizona Is Depressing

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Sad Tales of the Desert: A Poem By Nesima Aberra


Summer heat blows

Biting at my neck and face

No hand, no shade relieves

Living In Arizona Is DepressingFor more from this author, refer to the Young and Writerly blog.

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Automobile Maintenance for the Desert


Car Care in the desert

Help Your Car Survive the Arizona Summer Heat

The extreme high temperatures in Arizona take a toll on your vehicle, making automobile maintenance a high priority if you want it to last. We’ll take a look at the most important things to check up on to keep you in the driver’s seat during the hot summer.

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State of the Air 2012: Phoenix is the 7th Most Polluted City


Phoenix ranked 7th most polluted city

What the Arizona Office of Tourism Won’t Tell You

According to the American Lung Association State of the Air report (PDF), Phoenix was ranked 7th most polluted city for ozone levels and 6th for particle pollution. The ALA report ranked cities by particle pollution, both short-term and year-round, as well as by ozone levels.

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You’ve Lived In Arizona If…


You’ve Lived In Arizona If…


Why Is It So Hot In Arizona?

You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water.

You discover, in July it only takes two fingers to drive your car, because your steering wheel is so hot.

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Quick Facts About Arizona Valley Fever


Coccidoides

With the monsoon season quickly approaching and as a valley fever survivor, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share a quick list of facts about the disease.

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How Much Water Do You Need To Drink In Arizona?


How much water do you need to drink in Arizona to survive?

Staying hydrated in the Arizona desert is sometimes a challenge, but a necessity. The sun here will literally suck the moisture from your body. You can feel dehydration take hold when you start experiencing a headache, lightheadedness, weakness and a racing heart. Continue reading

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