Tag Archives: Arizona

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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I Loathe to Go A-Wandering


My family has always enjoyed hiking. We began when our children were very small, taking them on various trails in the deserts and mountains around our hometown of Tucson, Arizona. If you love the outdoors, it’s hard to beat this … Continue reading

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Serenity Now


I enjoy writing this blog; it’s been a nice release for me, and it’s also been a joy to see my writing reach literally tensĀ of people around the world. Lately, things have gotten a little crazy for me and I … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Guide to La Jolla, CA


This past week my wife and I went on our daughter’s senior class trip as driver/chaperones. The destination was La Jolla, California; from my memory of the Spanish language, this means, literally, “The Jolla.” (Fortunately, the school’s Spanish teacher was … Continue reading

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Ten Signs I’m Getting Old


It’s my birthday this week. Whatever. I used to enjoy birthdays as much as anyone. What’s not to like? Everyone’s nice to you for a day, they give you stuff, and you can get away with more things than usual … Continue reading

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The Struggler’s Guide to Golf – Part II


Well, it’s happened again. I’m vexed. I picked up the Bible last Friday and did some reading; a girl on my middle school basketball team had done her devotion earlier that day, and I felt that what she said had … Continue reading

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Water in the Desert


We tend to take a geat deal for granted in our lives. We get pretty busy sometimes, and the things around us, though often beautiful, go unnoticed. Usually it’s because we’re used to them; here in Tucson, we take the … Continue reading

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