Bad Girl, Good Business

The Settler Who Refused to Settle

And so begins the second quarter gold rush… If you’re reading this, you may be following along on my “pioneer” journey to the Southwest (Phoenix area, to be specific) that began in the fourth quarter of last year. The purpose of this serial blog (for those of you who are new readers) is to share […]


Swilling & Settling & Sherpas: The New Kid at 90 Days

Jack Swilling is my new hero. A musician, dance hall owner, canal-builder, and prospector, he was one of the first settlers and founders of Phoenix. Sadly, he was a bit too much of a party boy and died due to the effects of drugs and booze. But he was a risk-taker and pioneer. As I […]