Our Bike to Beer Morning

Our friend Martha, a local bicycling and community activist, organizes an annual ride called Bike to Beer. The purpose of the ride is to cycle through parts of Tucson where residents are trying to build better neighborhoods, stopping to look at and discuss watershed management, urban farming, recycling, and traffic calming projects. The ride ends […]

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Photoblogging Maynards

We go walking in downtown Tucson every Monday night. The event is called Meet Me at Maynards, but I always think of it as “Meet Meat Maynards” since their web domain is meetmeatmaynards.com. It’s a kind of dyslexia, I think. The walks no longer start and end at Maynards but across the street at the […]

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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. Arizona Banned Chicano writers respond to the Tucson Unified School District book banning by publishing an anthology titled “Ban This!” What do you suppose the odds are it’ll be adopted by TUSD? The only thing better than having a locally […]

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Beware the Bees of Sunday

I am “kind and broad-minded.”  So says the fortune cookie that came with last night’s Thai takeout.  The provenance is shaky at best (Thai food & fortune cookies?), and it’s not really a fortune, but I’ll take the compliment and answer, “Thank you, I try to be.” I’m expecting a call from the Ducati dealer […]

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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books. Arizona: When I began following the Tucson Unified School District book banning story, I found one of the most interesting sources of behind-the-scenes reporting, both within TUSD classrooms and on its governing board, to be David Morales’ Three Sonorans Blog, […]

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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic roundup of news about banned and challenged books. I thought this article about the still-widespread opposition to ebooks was interesting, particularly this paragraph: Add to that the e-book’s ease of transport, its international vocation (could the Iron Curtain have kept out e-books?), its indestructibility (you can’t burn e-books), […]

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Rare Sunday Blogging

In an earlier post I mentioned making a determined effort to ride my bicycle more often.  This morning I took my bike downtown for a 7:00AM ride with a local club, the Doodahs.  This was my first Doodah ride, but it won’t be my last.  By the way, the ride started at Maynard’s, a restaurant […]

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