The DitchRider's Blog – March 2012 Archive (4)

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt... Love Letter to the Teachers of Arizona

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…


Added by The DitchRider on March 25, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver... Damen Stop

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…


Added by The DitchRider on March 18, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Marilyn Stablein... The Poet's Couch

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…


Added by The DitchRider on March 11, 2012 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Canary in the Mine 1

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…


Added by The DitchRider on March 4, 2012 at 8:01am — 4 Comments

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