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Jonathan Dalton
REALTOR
ePro, SFR
602-502-9693

Ramblings

Alvin Gentry, the Suns, Real Estate and the Blame Game

There’s an ancient maxim in sports that you can’t fire the players so you’ve got to fire the coach/manager. (Unless you’re Connie Mack and you happen to own the club.) Yesterday morning, the Phoenix Suns “parted ways” with their coach of the past four years, Alvin Gentry. For those not paying attention, the Suns have been abysmal this season – 13 losses in their past 15 games, one of the worst defenses in the league and a spot in the basement of the Western Conference. Yet it’s hard to blame Gentry, who is working with a roster containing nine new […]

Again We’re Taught, There’s Nothing New Under the Sun

At the moment, I’m reading “Before the Storm – Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus,” my first foray into the life of Barry Goldwater. The closest I ever game to the legend himself was seeing the back of his head as he spoke to a classroom of journalism students when I was at Arizona State (he and Walter Cronkite, for whom the school is named, were near-annual visitors.) For all the humor that now seems to be associated with our fair state, courtesy of our governor and sheriff here in Maricopa County, Arizona at one time spawned […]

A Week of Anniversaries Commences Today

Today I had lunch at Pei Wei only because Pick Up Stix no longer is in business. And the meal I had at Pick Up Stix two years ago today was significant because it vaguely held the possibility of being my own personal Last Supper. Two years ago a this time, I was checking into Arrowhead Hospital’s cardiac unit in preparation for valve repair surgery the following day. After spending two months with congestive heart failure, pride had taken a back seat to practicality and I sat in the entirely too small wheelchair (CHF makes you bloat and I wasn’t […]

Moving Again, For the Last Time I Hope

What to say, what to say … One of the reasons I have remained in real estate through thick and thin the past several years is the notion of autonomy – the ability to run my business as a business and, so long as I remain within the guidelines of state statute, the NAR Code of Ethics, and Arizona commissioner’s standards, to run in it any manner that I see fit. What I do in terms of marketing, in terms of advertising, in terms of attracting buyers and sellers and in terms of working to get my listings sold is […]

Bachelor Pad, Or How Zillow Made Every Homeowner Mental

I’m going to admit up front, I have absolutely no rationalization for this. This is not like suffering through The Bachelor/The Bachelorette or Dancing With the Stars in the misguided hope that I will be currying favor with my spouse. This is not like watching America’s Got Talent with the family as we dull our minds en masse. Simply put, there is no even slightly redeeming reason to watch the train wreck that is Bachelor Pad. And yet I do, ever since the first episode aired while I was in CVICU and I postponed my nightly rehab walk to see […]

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