Monthly Archives: September 2009

Meet five folks who inspire the heck out of us

Not one – but five – amazing folks are set to receive this year’s Daniel Moreno Recovery Award for their successful efforts in coping with mental illness. The award is named after the son of Susan Moreno, development director, educator/presenter … Continue reading

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Banning books is alive and and well in America – and Arizona

Some Arizona parents had a problem. They didn’t want their kids reading a cartoon book about a sperm named Willy. These parents, in Chandler, asked that Nicholas Allan’s book “Where Willy Went” be moved to a restricted area of the … Continue reading

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Talking Tucson trash – and those who help clean it up

While we may occasionally run across a used diaper in the supermarket parking lot or a wayward plastic bag billowing from a cactus, Tucson is overall pretty clean. Sure, the city has its stenches – especially that garbage can by … Continue reading

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Ryn: Tucson’s five worst driving habits drive us crazy

Working from home has a bazillion perks – from lounging around in pajamas to bouncing ideas off your dogs. But the biggest perk, by far, is not having to deal with Tucson traffic. The few times I do have to … Continue reading

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Don't fear the scarecrow – unless you're a crow – UPDATE: Scarecrow contest still accepting entries

Just because scarecrows come alive and kill people in really bad horror flicks doesn’t mean we should fear them. These fascinating beings have been an integral part of many cultures, or at least those cultures that like to eat instead … Continue reading

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Tattoos in Tucson – slide show and poll

Spiders and snakes weren’t the only thing on display at this past weekend’s Tucson Reptile Show – we also got an eyeful of some terrific tattoos. We are not sure why many folks who dig reptiles are also into body … Continue reading

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Odd Pueblo: Snappy or Crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy? The last snappy or crappy, vanity license plates, got several snappy votes, but others were mixed, … Continue reading

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