Category Archives: For Love of History

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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“I am leaving, I am leaving but the fighter still remains…”

So sang Joan Baez last night at the Tucson leg of her one-year farewell tour. We need dynamic social justice fighters. And Joan Baez? Who has been more of a stellar role model spanning her fifty-year career? “It’s been a … Continue reading

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Truth Rejected: What Susan Collins omits

Sen. Susan Collins is a right-wing Republican tool, not a moderate. Her Oct. 5 Senate speech, which explained her “Yes” vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, reveals truth rejected rather than reasoned support of the nominee’s judicial judgement.  I’ve lived … Continue reading

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Susan Collins, hurry next door for a chat with Patrick Leahy…

Vermont’s two longtime senators, in my view, are the best of the lot. Patrick Leahy exudes integrity. Bernie Sanders is, well, Bernie, a man of the people, a true believer, a good socialist. It was 1974 when I taught American … 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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There are places I remember…

Our July road trip started out right with us collaborating to become the Alpine, Arizona, trivia champions. For one night. I knew that Thomas Jefferson was an architect. Dan’s  logic brought the win home. A free dinner was ours. Following … Continue reading

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A little knowledge can’t hurt…

Wyoming and the deep South are home to the most ardent DT supporters (check out  Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com chart, state by state. What do they put in their drinking water? I’m happy to report that Hawaii’s residents are the most … Continue reading

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