Monthly Archives: July 2011

Monsoon in Full Swing

Ask most Arizonans what their favorite time of year is and you’re bound to hear from most of them that it is the summer monsoon season, the so-called second spring.  It really does bring the deserts to life, creating an … Continue reading

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Last of the Curlews

Back in 1972 around my ninth birthday, I saw this ABC Afterschool Special based on Fred Bodsworth’s book Last of the Curlews.  A real tear-jerker, it opened my eyes to the world of conservation and the plight of endangered species, … Continue reading

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The end of an era

Well, let’s see.  Back on April 10, 1981, I got up really early in the morning so I could watch CNN’s coverage of the very first flight of the space shuttle Columbia.  After waiting anxiously for hours, the launch was scrubbed … Continue reading

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From falling rain to falling stars

Today I discovered a fun graphic music app in the iTunes Store.  It’s a free thing called Falling Stars.  You draw lines, squiggles, whatever, and control the flow of falling stars down on to them, and voila, music.  It’s pretty … Continue reading

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The First Rains Arrive in Tucson

Well, after the prolonged drought that southeast Arizona and much of the southwest have been suffering through, it was a welcome relief to experience the first rains of the 2011 monsoon season.  The rain came rolling in to my neighborhood … Continue reading

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