A most wonderful time to have been in Tucson. The Talent and Creativity seemed to have exploded raining down and enriching the parched palette of the Pueblo Viejo. Reading the quote from Becky "Bebe" sparked a memory of her contagious soul filled laugh unlike no other. The contributions of Bloat and it's Artists may be unknown to many but for those who were graced with the enjoyment of their Art realize they received a special gift.....
Rita, 8th paragraph, last sentence.
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Unrelated to the subject of the post, I can't help but comment. I worked at the UofA for 16 years and remember planting the the seasonal flowerbeds around the fountain for many of those years analyzing the soil ph, amending as necessary, carefully laying out the planting design and maintaining during each plantings season. . I noticed in the photo supporting this article the beds appear to have been filled and sealed. The fountain that greets people through the main gate now has the appearance of a huge urinal. Unbelievable what government places value on. I'm so glad I left before I had to witness this "Progress" in person. I can only wonder of the fate of Dr Forbes original Olive trees that I helped move to their new home on Speedway south of the so important parking garage. Our connection to nature is what makes us human, we become less human each day.....
The ignorance expressed by individuals relating rodeo to "Farm Animals" and "Dogs" obviously are expressing an opinion with absolutely NO clue as to what the rodeo represents or exhibits. They are people drawn to the "OLD WEST" but who then want to change it in to not what created it but what they want to believe it should have been. The events challenge individuals to compete in a test of skill that was and is still required to provide sustenance to the masses. I liken opponents to the history of what created Tucson to ISIS who believe in the erasure of historic elements of the past. EXTREMISTS who should move to Alaska and protest the Iditarod, Oh Yea it's much more comfortable to fuck with Tucson Tradition. I lived in Tucson 20 years, I'm in Chicago now where 500 kids get shot every year if you really want to save humanity come on up and join me!!!
They are not students because they are intelligent they are there to obtain knowledge and hopefully become intelligent. It is the citizenry's responsibility to assist them in this journey. Tolerance equals acceptance. Protect the image of the Old Pueblo by standing up against this type of bigotry.
Its been over 20 years since I've been in The Runway but this story makes it feel like yesterday. I can smell the place while reading it. Thank You.....
Thank You Mr. Ptacek
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