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A Walk On the Wild Side

You would think a brisk morning walk in a western suburban town would be an invigorating and pleasant way to spend a few hours. WRONG! Here it is 2019 and a stroll can become as challenging as a hike through … Continue reading

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How green is my Palo Verde?

Contary to what most people believe the desert does have a lot of color besides beige, and a lot of flora besides cacti. My favorite is the Palo Verde tree. Green from its roots to its leaves during the spring, … Continue reading

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What Are Big Girls Made of?

What Are Big Girls Made of? The ubiquitous “they” say little girls are made of sugar and spice. But, what about big girls? seems like something happens between birth and the age of 18. I guess all the sugary and … Continue reading

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Sandy…The Monsoon Dog!

Sandy the Monsoon Puppy There was something brown bobbing around the wash swollen by the monsoon rains, pulled along by the swift, vicious current.  Leo Stanton Worthington knew it wasn’t a bunch of rags, or a pile of twigs, and … Continue reading

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Got the Hots? Cool it!

If you have not noticed it is hop then you are probably not in Tucson Arizona, where we are ‘enjoying’ temperatures over 100 degrees. It is so hot that my rear view mirror slide down my front window. Think Beach. … Continue reading

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