Category Archives: The Rest of the World

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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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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U.S. Causes Trouble in Mexico!

Driving to Nogales, Arizona, to see my dentist in Nogales, Sonora, I chuckle at giant signs near the U.S.-Mexico border: No weapons or munitions allowed. In Mexico, nearly 70 percent of the 106,000 guns recovered from 2011 to 2016 by the … 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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Angry at the New York Times

My DNA harbors waves of repressed anger. Sometimes it emerges without my authority. Sometimes it pops out long after any seeming cause, like this: “I’m still incensed by the ridiculous, CONTINUOUS front-page stories about Hillary’s emails during the 2016 presidential … Continue reading

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Mahalo Hawaii

A week on Hawaii’s Big Island was paradise: a perfect nonfiction writing workshop with compassionate and talented teachers; red-headed and yellow-bodied birds chirping their morning happiness, nightly stars popping out of the darkness. And new writing friends with stories that … Continue reading

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The next chapter…’Say yes to opportunities’

Who knew that people 82 to 85 score higher on happiness scales than millennials? I’m not there yet, but I am happy. My super adorable grandson Foss was born on Jan. 21 in Minneapolis. I’m in good health, as is … Continue reading

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