Tag Archives: Gabrielle Giffords

“Next to Normal”

A rock musical about bipolar disorder? “Next To Normal” roared into Tucson to the Arizona Theatre Company last night. It’s worth seeing. For me, which is more compelling — politics and President Obama’s re-election or helping to reduce the stigma … Continue reading

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No more crapola

Last year’s birthday present to myself was a MacBook Air. I had lusted after one since they first came out — the sleekness, the silverness, the speed. Dan only had to watch me with my new toy for a day … Continue reading

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Go Barack! Thank you Gabby!

Distant, standoffish, that’s how Barack Obama is often described. Not true. He doesn’t bawl or scream but why does that make him unemotional? Did you see the way he hugged Gabby last night before the State of the Union address? … Continue reading

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Big sigh of relief

It’s been a busy and difficult week. Gabby has opened both eyes and even given her husband, Mark Kelly, a back rub or a neck rub, depending on whether you believe the New York Times or the Arizona Daily Star. … Continue reading

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Healing, bumper stickers and mental illness

I’m still heartbroken. I’m also emotionally exhausted. I won’t talk too much. This morning I attended a healing service at Congregation Chaverim for Gabby Giffords and the other shooting victims. More than 150 people were there, around eight police cars … Continue reading

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Time to take a stand

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is alive after being shot in the head this morning outside of the Safeway at Ina and Oracle in northwest Tucson. Gabby, as anyone who’s met the Congresswoman calls her, had made her weekly trip from Washington, … Continue reading

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A swath of blue

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords thanked her volunteers this morning after declaring victory in her congressional race — no, the delusional contest — with Tea Party incompetent Jesse Kelly. “You all set an example for the entire country, you really did,” Gabby … Continue reading

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Another pseudo political debate

Phew, I’m sure glad that I didn’t stroll over to the University of Arizona student union last night to watch the Congressional “debate” with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Jesse Kelly, her loudmouth challenger and Steve the libertarian, who had no … Continue reading

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