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Tuesday Bag o’ the Grumps

It’s day five of a painful sore throat, the kind where 1) you dread having to swallow and 2) you have to swallow constantly. I stopped at the corner CVS yesterday to get something for it, and, since there wasn’t anyone in line, visited the “minute clinic.” The five-minute strep test was negative; the PA […]

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See You in Hell, Haters

That’s my latest Facebook cover photo, which a friend (thank you, Pat Shields!) helped colorize in honor of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. After I put it up on my Facebook page, another friend told me she didn’t get it.

What’s not to get? The right says everyone in favor […]

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Thursday Bag o’ Nukes

It’s been extremely hot in southern Arizona. Every day we hear about electric power outages in different sections of Tucson. Are these intentional rolling blackouts? Sure looks like it. So far no power interruptions in our hood, but since our air conditioner crapped out last week and we had to spend a night and a […]

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The Elusive Telescoping Steering Wheel

Remember the steering wheels Immortan Joe hands out to his War Boys just before they take off after Imperator Furiosa’s War Rig in Mad Max: Fury Road? Well, you can bet the very best wheel was reserved for Immortan Joe himself.

I wasn’t thinking about steering wheels when Donna said we could go looking for […]

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Trans-Achievementism

When the Rachel Dolezal story came to my attention, one of my first thoughts was, “I know people like that.” I bet you do, too. There probably aren’t many white people claiming to be black, but there are plenty of white Americans who claim Native American blood, and we all know people who have invented […]

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Let Us Do the Driving

Now I are a tram tour driver and docent at the Pima Air & Space Museum. Over the past two weeks, I:

1) Rode along on a few tours to see how other driver/docents handled the job and to listen to what they had to say about outdoor aircraft on display.

2) Wrote up an […]

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More Friday Slackness

Whoa, two posts in one day. Guess I wasn’t done earlier.

I’m back from my dry run at the museum. I borrowed the volunteer golf cart and drove the tram tour route, talking about all the aircraft I plan to cover on live tours with visitors once I certify. If anyone saw me putting around, […]

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Friday Bag o’ Slack

Poor Paul’s Thing. If I told you it only looks like I’ve been slacking, would you believe me? I know you won’t, but I’ll try to justify myself anyway.

I’m transitioning from the walking tour docent team at the Pima Air & Space Museum to the tram docent team. In my new role, I’ll be […]

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