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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Tucson Salvage

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Thank you for that. I've always admired him in his stone-like stance. I figured he is probably from an Aboriginal background, and maybe he cam male sense of this world we've created. I love the visual of him beaming away, but I love even more the sense of musical traffic. I've always wanted to go stand by him and see if he can help me see what he sees. He's a beautiful figure.

Posted by Joe Cain on 11/21/2017 at 9:34 AM

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Thank you for this article!!! I used to see Arthur everyday at the corner of Golf Links & Marc St when I was taking my son to school or picking him up from school. I hadn't seen him in such a long time and think about him every time I pass that corner. I always think I hope nothing has happened to him. And now I know.

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Posted by Margie Herreras on 11/20/2017 at 1:03 PM

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The writer is remarkably gifted. It is one of the most compelling pieces I have ever read. Pure poetry and at the same time introducing us to a fascinating human being whom our hearts go out to. I am drawn to Arthur even though I dont live in Arizona and I have never seen nor heard of him. Thank you for enlarging my knowledge of the human condition. It is a lovely piece.

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Posted by Bernadine Schockmel on 11/20/2017 at 7:24 AM

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Thank you for taking the time to try and get to know him. He used to live near Pantano and Golflinks off of Mark Street. He stood there every day and my husband and I would be talking and say hey! There's Marcus!!! (That is the name we gave him) We questioned his situation but didn't want to intrude. One day we did not see him and then the next and for a few days we didn't we knew that either something happened to him and we prayed he was ok or he moved. A few weeks ago I was driving past Rincon and was sooo happy to see "Marcus". We always saw him as being kind, maybe slow, maybe like Lenny from of Mice and Men. But kind. Again, thank you for taking the time to talk to him.

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Posted by Susan Martinez-Nagele on 11/19/2017 at 8:48 PM

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Ive seen him many times and have always wondered about him. Thank you for this great article.

Posted by Samantha Joy Braiterman on 11/19/2017 at 6:52 PM

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I pass him a number of times each week, usually standing near the Quick mart in our neighborhood. Always I wave and smile, just to show a friendly face. I talked to the Quick mart employees once about him, worried the first time I saw him a few days in a row standing in the heat of summer. They said he's always quiet, didn't like it when people got too close to him, and that he lived nearby in a good place. People set water bottles near him, too; it seems he's known all around. Thank you for his story.

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Posted by Nora Brown Haile on 11/19/2017 at 2:07 PM

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What a great piece. I've often seen this guy and wondered about his story, and it's admirable someone took the time to find out and share. We need more writing like this in the world!

Posted by Matt Mann on 11/19/2017 at 12:50 PM

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Your writing is beautiful and your reporting is important. You are helping to build community. Thank you.

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Posted by Moxie Cosmos on 11/19/2017 at 10:44 AM

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There is honor in the strangest of places. Thanks for a story that brings awareness to the other side of Tucson.

Posted by memaw on 11/19/2017 at 7:23 AM

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I see him alot and wondered about him, now i know thank you

Posted by Kathy Siegrist on 11/19/2017 at 4:16 AM

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What a beautiful story. My mother is Ruth Dempsey and shes dedicated so much of herself to her residence and to read this puts better perspective in her purpose . The amount of love she shares is beyond me. Arthur sounds like an amazing man, his views on the world is touching and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

Posted by MicheleDempsey on 11/18/2017 at 10:05 PM

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Wish there was a fund-raising page for him for some grocery and things.

Posted by Allison Fletcher on 11/18/2017 at 7:42 PM

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I pass him every day too. Glad to hear that he is alright and taken care of. I have waved and made eye contact with him. What a wonderful soul. Thank you for telling us his story.

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Posted by Natalie Nannette Broadhead on 11/18/2017 at 3:09 PM

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Thank you so much for sharing. Im So glad to hear that he opened up more to you than we were able to get out of him. My husband worked around the area where Arthur stands and Ive always been fascinated and curious to why and how he could just stand there staring for hours. On one cold winter night as we were driving by after grabbing dinner we saw Arthur doing what he always does, but he had no jacket on and hands in pocket as if he was cold. So we drove past him to the Walgreens on the corner and bought him a jacket and a beanie and came back to were he was standing and tried to talk to him but he kept walking further away as we got closer so I told him that we had a jacket for him that it was too cold for him to be out here in just a T-shirt but as I got down to give it to him he kept telling me no thank you! no thank you! as he kept walking. I didnt want to persue it, but I did tell him we had some food and then he stopped. I said are you hungry? and he shook his head yes! We gladly handed him our food left from dinner. I told him to have a good night and as we drove off I saw him open the box and start eating it as he kept walking. Our encounter with him was very humbling and beautiful. I always look forward to seeing Arthur standing on the corner, it always puts a smile on my face.

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Posted by Yvette Redondo Lazos on 11/18/2017 at 12:53 PM

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I've seen him around town for years as I'm driving home from work each day, and have always wondered and worried about him. I'm glad that he's okay and has care. Thanks so much for this article -- beautiful work.

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Posted by Whitney Weldon on 11/18/2017 at 11:17 AM

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I'm very emotional right now god bless Arthur he was at golf links road before hadn't seen him for about a year. Glad to see him ill stop by not much he will say but glad too hear is ok .

Posted by Albert Pacheco on 11/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

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Arthur is certainly a gatekeeper between worlds. How he sees life and the beauty in simple things is awesome. Reminds me that I need to smell the roses in my own life. Good piece of journalism here. Tired of hate and crime. Humanity is precious.

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Posted by R. Smythington III on 11/18/2017 at 9:29 AM

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Thanks for this! I see Arthur almost every day and every time I drive by Swan / 5th I look for him and wonder about his story. Glad to put a name to the face.

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Posted by Ari William Lieberman on 11/18/2017 at 8:55 AM

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Beautiful. I often wondered. I will say hello next time.

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Posted by azlover on 11/18/2017 at 7:48 AM

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Always look forward to Tucson Salvage and this is one of my very favorites. How much better would the world be if we set aside our own narrative and just listened - to the wind, to the traffic, to each other. Thank you, Brian, for reminding us all of the beauty and wisdom that awaits when we close our mouths and open our ears.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 11/18/2017 at 1:25 AM

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