Category Archives: Bopping Around Tucson

One Man’s Quest to Save Us from Gloom

Jogging up Sabino Canyon a middle-aged African-American man wearing an MLK T-shirt calls out to me, “Hey kiddo, nice to see you today!” “How are you doing?” I ask. “Outstanding! Have I told you this one: Why did the raisin … Continue reading

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Helping Migrants Seeking Asylum

Enter the monastery. My shift was from noon to 3 p.m.; folding clothes would be my bag. The well-organized, super well-stocked free-clothing shop welcomed migrants already approved for political asylum: “Born to be UA Wildcat” onesies for newborns; jeans for … Continue reading

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Immigration Insanity, and one Saudi woman

Isn’t it ironic that more people were stopped at our northern border (91), entering the United States from Canada (October to March, 2018) for their “terrorist” leanings, than at our southern border (6)? Guess that doesn’t matter. Brown-skinned people are … Continue reading

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Voter Suppression in Arizona?

Really? The Arizona GOP files suit in court tomorrow to stop the continued counting of early ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day. I don’t trust their motivation. Is any unconstitutional or corrupt  practice now acceptable in our … Continue reading

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Saturday morning in our hood; Tuesday morning at the polls

Strolling to Reid Park for the Firefighters Chili Cook-off Saturday morning, you wouldn’t know that demagoguery is at play across the land. Sampling tiny cups of chili I wonder which of the all-male chefs might agree with my progressive politics. … Continue reading

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Go Vote…like your life depends on it!

Sitting at the Red Garter bar alone on a Friday night, a perky young blond woman sips on her watered-down drink. I’m considering aloud which beer to order. Would I like the light, citrusy Barrio Brewery beer on tap? “Oh, … Continue reading

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Primary Work

Guessing each voter’s party affiliation is tiring. My job as the Opposing Party Judge at the August 28 Arizona Primary allowed me to ask each voter to choose a party ballot. She’s a Latina so she must be a Democrat, I … Continue reading

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