Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lupines, please wait for me!

In Arizona they’re called Texas bluebonnets. To me they’re lupines. They grow in the Tucson mountains, much smaller than in Maine. Yup, was I surprised yesterday when I came across Maine-sized purple blossoms at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. … Continue reading

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She remembered me. I commended her.

I never voted for her, but former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) is a sensible Mainer. ¬†It’s appalling how far from sensible Congress is these days. In 2012, Snowe announced she wouldn’t run for a fourth term, refusing to subject … Continue reading

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Tucson hipsters on a rainy day

Not us, that’s for sure. I’m a former pseudo-hippy, which is different from a hipster. I’ve wanted to try Five Points Market for breakfast. So we went there. Maybe a rainy day — so unusual in Tucson — invites trying … Continue reading

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