Monthly Archives: March 2010

The case of the belligerent bike boy

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, here comes belligerent bike boy. Belligerent bike boy is this college-student-looking dude who cruises around the neighborhood “at a high rate of speed” with his dog leashed to his bicycle. … Continue reading

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Dumped dogs get second chance

One local guy who dumped his two dogs in a parking lot early Saturday morning evidently didn’t care if they died – and one nearly did. In fact, the pit bull, now named Bear, would definitely be dead if two … Continue reading

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Murphy laws cover rain, taxes, death

People know when to die. Or at least six of them do. Six folks died this past week – as many as in the previous three weeks – because I was on furlough. This means I would not get to … Continue reading

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Furloughs and other crummy economic fads

This economic depression that some still insist is not a depression has led to a number of really crummy fads. We’ll call them fads since that sounds a lot nicer than “necessary tactics to stay alive.” We love euphemisms. We … Continue reading

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Tales from the posse: humor, horror and rescue from the Pima County Sheriff Posse

Just like Arizona has a stupid motorists law – which makes stupid people pay for their own rescue – the state should consider a stupid hiker law. This way the Pima County Sheriff’s Posse could really rake in some cash. … Continue reading

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Signs of spring in Tucson and beyond

We may not have robins and melting snow, but Tucson has a gorgeous array of signs that tell us spring has sprung. Spring has always been my favorite season, when a dull dead Earth comes back to life – just … Continue reading

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St. Pat is dandy but what about the others?

St. Patrick is dandy. He gives us a great excuse to eat corned beef, wear that green dress that’s been moldering in our closet and get drunk on tinted-green beer. In this politically correct world, however, it seems he’s getting … Continue reading

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