Category Archives: Bopping Around Tucson

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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Walking Weather in Tucson

If it’s under 80 degrees by 8 a.m., I’m out the door. Friday is Sabino Canyon day. All the recent rain popped circles of orange blossoms atop barrel cacti. Ocotillo branches are leafing out again. The verdant Catalinas harbor happy … Continue reading

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Registering people to vote

Yesterday was a long, tiring day at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.  Watching lines of young swimmers smiling by our table, severely disabled kids in wheelchairs, and exercisers of all ages, my book club pals and I registered only three … Continue reading

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Destroying AZ Public Schools: NYET!

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey hobnobs with the billionaire ultra-right-wing Koch brothers, his biggest fans.   Destroying public education is one of their foremost goals. They thought Arizona would be an easy mark.   The state — hanging by a thread … Continue reading

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A possible haiku, mostly flowers

Sunny yellow Tucson hides shadows.  Darkness exists but mustn’t dominate. A tangled web of desert lavender. Inhale beauty, for peace sake.    

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Noam Chomsky: The 89-year-old Rock Star of smarts!

More than five hundred students, old folks, scruffy types, and members of the Tucson intelligentsia listened intently to Noam Chomsky. Sitting on folding chairs in front of the downtown Joel Valdez main library, you could hear a pin drop. Speaking … Continue reading

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