Category Archives: Travel

Fishing For Trouble – Part II


I haven’t gone on a fishing trip in a long time. I used to love everything about it: sitting in a boat, fishing from just before dawn until deep into the night, with a cooler full of ice-cold, frosty malt beverages and a … Continue reading

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By the Time I Get to Phoenix, I’ll Be Writhing


As most of you now know, my daughter is getting married in June. She lives in Colorado now, but she’s getting married here in Tucson where she was born and raised. She came home for a few days from her … Continue reading

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Fishing For Trouble – Part 1


I like to fish. Actually, to be more accurate, I used to like to fish. As I’ve broadened my horizons and become wiser (gotten fatter and older), it’s become apparent to me that fishing, particularly in Arizona, is often a hemorrhoidal experience. … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Hate About You (and Your Driving)


I may complain, from time to time, about things that bother me (ask my family and they’ll tell you that “time to time” means dawn to bedtime). Today I want to talk about drivers in my hometown of Tucson. They suck, but in … Continue reading

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Dr. Josef Mengele, D.D.S. – Part I


For most of my forty plus years in Tucson I went to the same dentist, along with the rest of my family. He was, until my mid thirties, the only dentist I had ever been to; I saw him faithfully twice  … Continue reading

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A Retraction (Of Sorts)


I will, on occasion, go back and read some of my posts (someone has to) from time to time. It’s weird, but my perspective can change within a matter of days; I will read something and think That was a weird … Continue reading

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God, Don’t Let Me Die in Louisiana – Part III


As I mentioned before (part I), whenever we visited my father’s family in Deridder, Louisiana, we stayed at my grandfather’s house. It was a small, white, two bedroom, wooden home located just outside of town. Papa was a simple man, with simple … Continue reading

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God, Don’t Let Me Die in Louisiana – Part II


Not actual Family Members (Far as I Know)   After a couple of days, I had recovered sufficiently from the horrors of swamp fishing (Part I) with my grandfather. My cousin, let’s call him J.D. (everyone else does), asked if … Continue reading

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God, Don’t Let Me Die in Louisiana – Part I


Whenever my family and I would visit DeRidder, Louisiana, we would stay with my dad’s father, Charles A. Peddy. To me, he was Papa (pronounced “Paw-Paw”; no doubt a function of dialect). Papa was a small man, maybe 5’5″ tall, and one … Continue reading

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Driving West Texas: A State Colo-rectal Exam


During high school and college, I would on occasion and at the behest of my father, go along on road trips from Tucson to DeRidder, Louisiana to see his family. Either my older brother, sister or both would come as well. The trip … Continue reading

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