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Book Review: High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson Kingsolver, Barbara Harper Collins, 1995 It’s hard to go wrong with a collection of essays from a favorite author centering on transitions and outlooks during a period of one’s own transitions, particularly when there is clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Kingsolver, Barbara 2007, Harper Collins I continue to be amazed by Barbara Kingsolver’s span as a writer and a person.  Whether the realm is fiction, non-fiction, essays, or anything else she generates, her basic model of mixing … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 1: Background Information

When I was living in Germany in the early and mid 1990’s renewable energy was just beginning it’s rise into a commercially viable option, and the German economy was a guiding force in that direction. I specifically recall the enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Book Review – Gardens of New Spain

Gardens of New Spain Dunmire, William University of Texas Press, Austin, 2004 This book jumped out at me in the giftshop of the Tucamacori National Historic Park near Tubac, Arizona after I had been meandering through the garden and orchard. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Enduring Seeds

Enduring Seeds Nabhan, Gary Paul University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1989 There is a non-profit seed store in Tucson, the retail arm of the Native Seeds/SEARCH organization, and having stumbled into it I found I really liked their approach and … Continue reading

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Through the camera – Monsoon Lightning

A 6 second exposure of lightning from a summer monsoon over Tucson.

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Tucson Travel – The Return of the Streetcar

After many years of watching the construction and training process, the latest version of Tucson’s streetcar history officially began operations today. Like many cities, Tucson had a system of streetcars and local trains prior to the rise of the automobile … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Ramsey Canyon

Not being a birder, I was unaware of the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve until I was talking to someone about places to go take the camera on a walk and they recommended it. It was a good recommendation. The … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Casa Grande Ruins

Around an hour north of Tucson, near the town of Coolidge, Arizona, a giant steel roof on pillars rises above the surrounding desert. Underneath, the ruins of a 4 story building form the basis of Casa Grande National Monument. The … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Chiricahua National Monument

Every once in a while you you see a roadsign that attracts your interest and decide to make a detour to see it. I had never heard of Chiricahua National Monument until I saw the brown sign on the side … Continue reading

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