Wonderful article celebrating what's best in life: friendship, loving, giving. Thanks Evan!
Beautifully done! Pellegrino captures the breadth and the sad early ending of Lynne's writing life as well as her friends' loving determination to fulfill her destiny.
Once you become acquainted with Ms. Gunn's protagonists and assorted side characters you'll come back again and again. Liz cut her writing teeth with Jake Hines, but hits full stride with Sarah Burke. If you're a Tucsonan, you'll enjoy how it's treated.
Once you've read one of Gunn's books, you'll want to return again and again. She cut her writing teeth with her Jake Hines' character, but has hit full stride with Sarah Burke. Enjoy meeting both protagonists, and the slew of minor characters Ms. Gunn dreams up.
Thanks for continuing to let readers know about local authors' works!
That's amazing to see Atlas Shrugged, a book published in 1947, in the top ten best selling list 62 years later. I hope it stays there, too, because it explains so many important ideas that are relevant to what's going on today. It's the most life-changing book I've read, and I cannot recommend it strongly enough.
The term is "misandry," and it's pretty much everywhere you look these days.
Your glib comment about those delusional Minutemen being overgrown Boy Scouts who view Mexicans as ..."invaders with an insidious plan to take back the Gadsden Purchase through baby-making." is quite interesting. History is replete with civilizations who sit back on their heels while geopolitical forces are reshaping societies and borders.
Charles Truxillo is a professor of Chicano Studies at the University of New Mexico. He has explicitly stated and believes that the Republica del Norte (what we now know as Arizona, New Mexico, southern Colorado California and Texas) will be a reality in the near future.
Truxillo has said the new country belongs to Mexico since the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ceded this territory is invalid.
He has also been quoted as saying "We will one day be a majority and reclaim our birthright by any means necessary -- and we shouldn't shy away." Sounds a bit like a plan to reclaim the territory through illegal immigration and baby-making to me...
She is just another pro-illegal goon spewing her rhetoric. If she wanted to really do her homework she would know that the Minuteman Civil Defence Corp. has a Search and rescue team that saves the live of illegals left in the desert then we do whats right and call Border Patrol, not harbor and transport illegals to safe houses. The group she is giving proceeds to have been criminally charged for transporting illegals in the past. Similar groups are responsible for killing cattle and other livestock by leaving trash behind in the desert. The Minutemen I know have saved over 400 lives in the short time they have had the search and rescue team. Keep in mind these are poeple that leave the comforts of thier homes and family to save LIVES.
Do we carry guns, HELL YEA we do, with the number of groups carry drugs into our country every day you would be stupid not to.
No one in the movement is anti-immigrant, WE ARE ANTI-ILLEGAL.
I would like to see her do a story about all of the American who have been killed by the illegals, its in the ballpark of 67,000.
One more note, people like to call us racist, if that were the case, I belive we would have only "white" members. We have people from all over the world who are minutemen.
So the race card is a old tactic that doesnt stick.
Splc ,POTOK IS A TOTAL PHONIE HE TAKES EVERYTHING FROM INTERNET AND PRINTS IT ,,,HE NEVER GOES OUT AND DOES HIS HOME WORK,,
How anyone can seriously praise the SPLC and its spurious fund raising propaganda as factual is beyond me.
Of the 926 "hate groups" listed on their "Hate Map," 127 are not affiliated with any location and not one single group is documented in any way.
These groups exist simply because the SPLC says they do, and if only their largely elderly donor base would send just a little more money, Mo Dees could "fight hate" all the better.
In the meantime, the SPLC sits atop a $200 MILLION donor dollar "Endowment Fund," but the calls go out every month for more donations.
Just this month, the SPLC's PR guru, Mark Potok, admitted that his "Intelligence Report," the keystone of all SPLC fund raising propaganda, "...relies on media, citizen and law enforcement reports, and does not include original reporting by SLPC staff.”
Some experts. And for running this glorified news clipping service, Potok, who has no legal or law enforcement background, is compensated more than $143,000 donor dollars a year.
A "hate group" doesn't even have to be a group to add its mite to the fund raising scare tactics.
“Potok says inclusion on the list might come from a minor presence, such as a post office box.”
Boy, you can't beat hardcore crime fighting like that.
"Keeping America safe from PO boxes for almost 40 years!"
It's easy enough to kick groups like the Minutemen when they insist that existing US laws be enforced, but why not engage in some REAL journalism and take ten minutes to visit the SPLC's web site and take a serious look at the information they produce and then follow the money trail.
You won't do it, but you're not alone. Almost nobody else in the "media" has the journalistic qualities to take a hard look at these fear-mongering race-baiters either.
Great review! Even better book!
This was an excellent book and a thought provoking insight into the prison system. It saddens me to think the people working in the prisons have such little concern for the inmates and treat them so poorly. This is the second book I have read by Ken Lamberton. He has a great gift for seeing nature and describing it so eloquently.
The book is available and the exhibition "Ritual Beauty" is still on view at The University of Arizona Museum of Art.
Don't miss this terrific opportunity to see
Pre-Columbian Art in Tucson!
Signed: UA MUSEUM OF ART
I just finished the John Allen book. It is a great testimony of an extraordinary man, and as such it was really worth being written, for the rest of us. I agree though, that this book doesn't provide any light on what really happened at Biosphere 2. John Allen actually admits it himself in the last chapter of the book. He says that the book is more a tribute to all of these that have participated in making biospherics science possible and he clearly says that the book is in no way objective.
I have been doing a lot of research on Biosphere 2 failure, meeting with key people around the project, and I'll soon write this on my blog (in French unfortunately). Basically and to summarize, Biosphere 2 would never have existed without John Allen, but it seems that his personality and attitude toward outsiders was not the right one to make this a success. He is a dreamer with many skills but he was missing a few ones. Maybe he wanted his dream to stay a dream.
Now that biosphere 2 is there and biospherics is there, I'm sure others will continue the work. The testimony will (hopefully) serve to initiate new researchs. We have to thank John a lot for this.
Anyway, there is one book that you may not have heard off, that gives an extraordinary description of what happened there. It was written in 2005 by Jane Poynter, one the 8 biospherians. I found this book fascinating. It is a good place to start.
What on earth is Tim Hull's problem? Mr. Hull alternately gushes (over friends) and spews (at imagined enemies) in his book reviews. His current review (of "Me and the Biospheres") sounds more like a personal polemic against the author than a genuine reading review of the book. I have also read this book and did not find it "unfocused" at all. The author has led a colorful life -- perhaps Mr. Hull suffers from jealousy???
"... a dismal cast of porn stars, useless debutantes and attention junkies." Let's here it for unfounded generalizations!
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