We share so much with our neighbor to the west. In fact Tucson is so like us in many ways it is considered something of a sister city. Yet here we are...our very real differences as people revealed by the actions of the Governor of Arizona, the Sheriff of Maricopa County, and now the Tucson School Board. What…Continue
This poem is about Chicago. Ever wondered what living in a big city is like? Read on. Carl Sandburg absolutely loved Chicago. To me, living there is one of those experiences remembered more fondly with 40 years of hindsight.
Chicago has several subway/elevated lines. I used to ride the…
Have you been to Acequia Books on 4th St.? This poem is so firmly rooted in that great place I can almost smell the books. It is owned by Gary Wilkie, husband of our Sunday poet. Not only that, today's poem pays tribute to…Continue
Last year, Arizona passed the controversial H.B. 2281, a bill banning school curriculum “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.” Along with the bill, a number of ethnic studies books have been removed from school district shelves. Some of those book are…Continue