Saguaro Harvest Memories

Moxie Cosmos Says…

It’s 104 degrees F in Tucson today — but, as they say, “it’s a dry heat.”

We took a visitor from Cuiliacan, Mexico, to the Arizona Desert Museum last Saturday night, one of the summer evening openings this institution has to allow human beings to view their non-human neighbors who come out

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Down-sizing in America may be bad news for kids.

Everyone remembers different things.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . . .

McMansions are out, tiny houses are in. So I bet you think I’m going to say that crowding a family of four into a two bathroom, one living-room home is going to damage little psyches. Where will they play with Wii? Will they need larger earphones? And does

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Three Degrees of Separation in Tucson

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

Tucsonans often remark how small it is, even after growing from 250,000 in 1970 to a metro million today.  We also find we have ongoing connections with certain cities — like Denver and Durango in Colorado, Eugene in Oregon, and, traditionally, as a summer getaway, San Diego.  Last year

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Doctors’ orders can be confusing.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

The man who came out of my doctor’s consulting room was white-haired and unsteady on his feet. I was standing at the reception desk, beside the tabletop fountain, and caught the alarmed expression of the young woman who works there.

“Is all that confusing?” she asked this man. He

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My library was a school of fish.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

In the acknowledgement pages of SOPHIE REDESIGNED I pay tribute to librarians.  This is not to win favor so they put my book on their shelves; it is to point out the virtues of what sometimes seems like an endangered institution.

When I worked alongside Tucson’s librarians in the 1970s, their biggest

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