Tag Archives: arizona

Dust In The Wind

My family moved from Utah to Arizona the summer I was six years old. In the weeks before we left, somebody gave me a cheap plastic pinwheel, the kind that looks like a shiny flower on a stick and spins … Continue reading

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Out Of Place

The Paul Bunyan I know lives on the corner of Glenn and Stone in Tucson, Arizona, just a few miles north of campus. He was only short walk from my third home in Tucson, a small square house on Blacklidge … Continue reading

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Losing My Faith (Government Edition)

The other day Robert walked into the bathroom while I was getting ready for work. Hey. I want you to come watch this Daily Show clip before you leave. I hesitated, wary. Will it make me angry?  Robert answered right away. It’s … Continue reading

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Love Letter To Tucson

One year ago today, I woke up early and tore down the I-10 from Phoenix to Tucson with my parents and siblings in tow. One year ago today, my mom and sister dropped me off on the corner of 4th … Continue reading

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The first time I went to Tucson I was 16 years old. I went with High School Best Friend and her parents. We figured we were going to end up at the U of A for college, and our parents … Continue reading

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Breakfast For Dinner – Part I

The first diner Husband and I frequented was the Waffle House just off the interstate in Tucson, Arizona. It was greasy and grimy and to this day the only food we’ll eat there are the hash browns (scattered, covered, smothered, … Continue reading

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While I’m Away

Work’s picked up a bit. I work ten-hour days instead of eight-hour days. And this weekend was busy with a friend from college in town and a trip to the vet. And yesterday we celebrated pi day homemade chicken pot … Continue reading

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“As Long As It’s Talking With You, Talk Of The Weather Will Do”

Today, when I stepped off the bus the air in the loop hit me in a different way: it was cool, but not cold, the wind brisk, but not blowing. It’s downright balmy, I thought. And then I caught a … Continue reading

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An Effort To Put Into Words How I Feel About What Happened In Tucson

I’m sure you heard. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot at a campaign meet-and-greet for her constituents in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday morning. Husband and I were driving through rural Indiana, so I didn’t see the news until I used my … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Temple

This is a complicated post for me to write. A little background information: I am LDS and Husband is not. One of the essential ordinances in the LDS faith is marriage in a temple. [An ordinance, by the way, is … Continue reading

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