Monthly Archives: May 2010

Age anxiety anyone? Quelling fears of the big 40

Turning 20 was a discombobulated blur. Turning 30 was a miracle as folks had a running bet I’d never survive the discombobulated blur years. Now I’m turning 40. And it was freaking me the heck out. Yes, I know, age … Continue reading

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Birthday break

Ryn has the day off to celebrate her birthday. I’ve decided I like being a Gemini, as I can use it as an excuse for myriad things: limited attention span, split personality, zany ideas. I will return anon, definitely older … 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, giant, concrete balls, rolled in a full 50 percent of crappy … Continue reading

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It is tough to get shot by cops – unless you are in Detroit or wielding a large knife in Tucson

Police officers are trained to protect the general public – but sometimes that means shooting one of them to do so. And sometimes folks get shot on accident, like a 7-year-old girl who was killed by a police bullet May … Continue reading

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Vote for worst Tucson pothole – win a prize

Clueless drivers, mounds of construction and chunks of palm tree bark in the street aren’t the only roadway hazards in Tucson. Don’t forget the potholes. These treacherous driving distractions invite flat tires, scraped-up car bellies and random swerving motions that … Continue reading

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What we can learn from a homeless guy

The red sheath of fabric stuck to the chain link fence probably looked like trash to most folks. But not to Tucsonan Rick Falco. Falco, 53, was riding by on his bicycle when he spotted the fabric next to the … Continue reading

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Free ride can be deadly ride: Woman assaulted by driver, attacked by dogs

Killers have long taken the joy out of hitchhiking. But even getting a ride from someone we know can be a potentially lethal idea. One woman found that out when she accepted a ride home April 24 from an acquaintance … Continue reading

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