Category Archives: Bopping Around Tucson

How I love small world stories!

A few years ago, walking down 7th Street around the corner from my Tucson home, a car’s bumper sticker GotMainelobster.com jumped out at me. Whaaa? Not only was the man of the couple who lived there from Bar Harbor, Maine, … Continue reading

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My Amigas

Sometimes if I can’t fall asleep I count all my women friends, strong, independent, smart, funny friends, some of whom I’ve known for more than 40 years. One I’ve known since kindergarten. New amigas are precious too. I’ve enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Listening to dumb rules…

Or not. We go to the Reid Park zoo once a year. It’s a fun spring outing. Ride a bike, wear a helmet and you get in free. You also get a free ice cream cone. A win-win! Plus we … Continue reading

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A few flowery days

I’ve been searching out flowers. Thinking about luck and aging and history… My father was a florist in Waterbury, Connecticut, where I grew up in the 1950s. Most early mornings he headed to the wholesale market. Schmoozing while selecting fresh … Continue reading

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“Make new friends and keep the old…

One is silver and the other’s gold.” Little did I know at age 6 that belting out rounds of “Make New Friends…,”while on the school bus to girl scout camp, would foretell how essential dear friends would be 60 years … Continue reading

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Standing on the corner in Tucson, Arizona

Dreadlocks. A young guy holding a sign. Seeing him from across the street, I figured his sign said something like, “Need to get to Santa Fe by Christmas day.” I was wrong. Instead, drivers or walkers leaving the El Con … Continue reading

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Sitting in my car, listening to Barack Obama (*please read to the end.)

I had meant to go grocery shopping. As NPR came on the radio, I heard Barack Obama’s eloquent voice, and a realization struck me: This could be his last news conference as president. I started taking notes on my shopping … Continue reading

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