Category Archives: Tucson

Jury Doody


Recently I answered the call, as a good and patriotic American, to serve my country and its legal system as a prospective juror.  I have served in this capacity a number of times – seemingly every year (honestly, by what … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a Wide Christmas (in Tucson)


Christmas in Tucson is a bit different from much of the rest of the country. Sure, there’s the same toxic tendency toward materialistic frenzy; the areas around the major retail centers are a nightmare from Thanksgiving forward. Already teetering on the … Continue reading

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A Trip to Arizona Whine Country


My wife and I have resolved, in response to a mass evacuation of our children from our home and the black hole of emptiness created in their wake, to take some day trips around Arizona. Recently we drove down from … Continue reading

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Tucson, You’re My Town


I suppose it’s not unusual for people to be proud of where they’re from. I’m sure there’s a few people from Grand Forks, North Dakota who think they live in earth’s Eden. I lived there for a year as a … Continue reading

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How I Became #15 on the “Save in Case of Fire List” – Part III


In a prior post in this series (see Part II), I mentioned the uninvited dogs who have invaded my once peaceful abode and since rendered it and my existence only marginally livable. As much as these loud, obnoxious, ever-ravenous and … Continue reading

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Blue Moon


I was outside last Friday evening, conducting my nightly search for monsoon chances (yes, I am a partying fool), when I saw this freakishly bright moon. I ran, or more accurately waddled, back inside for my camera, pausing to audibly exclaim … Continue reading

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Monsooner Than Later


It’s monsoon season here in Southern Arizona. From July through mid-September, moisture is pulled up from Mexico and, when conditions are right, thunderstorms develop, often violently. Hot air rises quickly from the desert floor up into higher, colder air, creating … Continue reading

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