Category Archives: For Love of History

Best Sabino Canyon walk ever! Balancing encroaching fascism!

I made it to the top and back, 7.4 miles. Overcast. Lovely. Cool raindrops. A salve to the constant news of America going down, down, down. Assigning myself the end-of-birthday week challenge to make it to the top did me … Continue reading

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Synonym for the n-word: criminal

Hating is the in-thing. Hell, the hater-in-chief roams the White House, tweeting his daily venom across the globe. How much hatred is codified into law? “Three strikes and you’re out,” a signature part of  the 1994 Crime Act touted by … Continue reading

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The South is full of Surprises, part 2

I can’t help it. I think of the Deep South as backward. I’ve driven across southern Mississippi without an Easy Rider moment. I’ve munched on fried pickles. I love shrimp and grits. I try to not to wear my bias on my … Continue reading

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RBG takes precedence over the South!

A serious person with a great sense of humor. A powerful advocate for women’s rights. A stalwart believer in the 14th Amendment. A tenacious and focused speaker with a strong bullshit detector. Who else could this be but Ruth Bader Ginsburg? … Continue reading

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The South is full of surprises, part 1

Growing up in New England, the South was the bad guy. Those bad, bad slaveholders, which they were, who pilfered the lives of other human beings. I never thought about my historic New England neighbors who made the masts and … 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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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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