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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Book Feature

Re: “A Damaged Landscape

[i]"Before I go any further, I want to say something to any climate-change deniers out there: Please, for the sake of the rest of us (not to mention the planet), pull your heads out of your ponderous asses. There is no doubt that climate change is happening. It is directly tied to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, an earthshaking development in human history that led directly to a massive increase in the combustion of fossil fuels and thus their combustion products. It is supported by an irrefutable body of scientific facts. Not believing in climate change is like not believing in gravity, or not believing that the Earth is round."[/i]

To start an article out with a pointed insult to those who don't believe in many things, is not a way to win over any reader, whether they be liberal or not. Climate change has been happening to the planet for thousands and millions of years you 'ponderous ass'. (example; the coming and going of the ice age) It was only thanks to man and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, that the process was sped up ten fold. The planet will change (as everything does) and all we can do is adapt and help slow the process, by taking more care into how we do things.

Ultimately, climate change will happen whether you like it or not.

I will read this book as I do wish to read into another person's view on how the world is changing through their eyes.

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Posted by Keitaro Urashima on 03/02/2012 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Invaders vs. Neighbors

On a recent swing through San Diego, Lane Van Ham was a guest of our organization, Jubilee Economics, for a presentation and a podcast. For those interested, the presentation, addressing a number of border-minded activists, clergy, and educators, is on YouTube at (Apologies that it's rather plain a presentation. We didn't get the room we planned on.) And the podcast, A Common Humanity, can be heard at (bottommost link in the article).

There's plenty of information to enhance the reading of the book itself.

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Posted by Jubilee Economics on 02/16/2012 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Deposited by Angels

I went to the mission with my boys in 2000 and had very strange experiences. Staying a a neaby hotel I had dreams abour a priest and how a women feel in love with him and he refused her love because she had an affair.. Then when I went there I went to the hill nearby where the gate is and saw and felt such terror, fear and destruction. It was like people were being massacred all around. Then when I went to go in the church it was hard fir ne. I just wanted to cry and my boys had to kead me in. Looking around I felt so much pain and couldn't even look at anything without feeling so strange. It was kike I had to get out of there and once I got outside I could breath. Even looking at pictures now I just see glowing and someting I don't understand. I saw so many strange visions there and don't really understand them.
Thank you Michele Skillett Lincoln Nebraska

Posted by Michele Cederdahl Skillett on 01/27/2012 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Nude Awakening

Jock Sturges is an AMAZING photographer. Keep up the excellent work Jock!!! Mark Montgomery NYC, NY

Posted by Mark Montgomery on 01/06/2012 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Phoenix's Future

Thanks for the insightful review, Tim. Back in early November, the Pinal County Greens recommended this book:…

I hope it's okay that I just posted an update linking to your review. Thanks again!

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 12/22/2011 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Picking on Papa

Re: Jarret Keene review of Hemingway: A Desperate Life by David Ray

Keene is quite entitled to his opinion of David Ray’s opinion of Hemingway, but Ray’s book is no more a critique of Hemingway’s writing than Keene’s review is of Ray’s. Other than a general dismissal of Ray’s book, Keene has ignored Ray’s poetry, so I guess we can justifiably ignore Keenes’s review. Read Ray’s book and decide for yourself: poet’s revenge or a scholar and admirer of Hemingway’s work who is able to separate the man from his writing?

Peter Lowenthal

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Posted by I. Lowenthal on 10/26/2011 at 5:51 AM

Re: “The Cowboy Way

Jon Shumaker is a class act. Tucson Weekly's brand is counterculture, we're for the underdog, but you are the very establishment the anti-Wall Street is protesting. “Man the fuck up,” (thanks Zel) and either pay him what he's worth, or fire his ass so he’ll write the Tom Wolfe novel burning inside of him you lame ducks have been too arrogant and self-absorbed all these years to recognize. Your pittance reminds one of what Godfather author Mario Puzo was variously quoted as saying, "If you want to get paid from a publisher, go in with a mask and a gun." Shame on the fish wrapper Tucson Weekly! The Big Dog

Posted by Alex Aribba on 10/25/2011 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Borders and Bridges

I believe the fence, unlike the Berlin Wall, is to keep Aliens out not to keep U.S. Citizens in!

Posted by ebb on 10/18/2011 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Cult Concerns

Darrell James has written an wonderful book. I just finished reading this book and stay up past my bedtime doing it, but it was such a good storyline that it was worth it. I cannot waite to see where Darrell takes Del in the next installment.

Posted by nece on 10/16/2011 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Teacher's Pedagogy

This review was absolutely scintillating and the book even more. Also, I found that he has a website at which other readers may enjoy as a biographical companion.

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Posted by Casual Reader on 08/11/2011 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Teacher's Pedagogy

Thank you for the wonderful, insightful review so richly deserved by this moving book.

Posted by Anne C. Petty on 07/28/2011 at 4:44 PM

Re: “A Glorified Nobody

I had the pleasure of attending Jeff Guinn's discussions at the Festival of Books the last two years. Very interesting guy, as were the other panelists. They seems to be a group of modern historians writing in a "Stephen Ambrose-esque" style. That is, writing a story of history in an eminently readable way yet backing that story with major research. Have been looking forward to this book coming out and will be at the book signing.

Posted by Wise-Guy on 05/19/2011 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Shifts in Story

Hear Susan Cummins Miller read at Other Voices Reading Series this Friday, Apr 8th at 7:30 p.m., at Antigone Books. More info:…

Posted by Lizaporter1 on 04/06/2011 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Media Matters

My new novel "The Miraculous Plot of Leiter & Lott" is now available in all ebook formats, and is set in Tucson and Dubai. --Jonathan Lowe

Posted by audiobookreviewer on 04/02/2011 at 7:11 AM

Re: “In-Between

I ran into Jim Kristofic's "Navajos Wear Nikes" while searching for basketball references for a book I am writing on hoops. While Kristofic's book mentions basketball only in passing, I was not disappointed with the content. It is exciting to read. I was most impressed with the interplay of languages (Navajo, English) and the fun Jim and his schoolmates had communicating. It's an outstanding book from a great publisher, University of New Mexico Press. The book should do well in New Mexico because a good part of the Rez is in the state and the basketball teams dominate the state tournament in Albuquerque every year in several small to middle-sized school divisions.

Posted by Ben Moffett on 03/18/2011 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Reading Tucson

All of us brothers and sisters, inheritors, of the one God!

Posted by flashBb on 03/12/2011 at 3:00 AM

Re: “Reading Tucson

Micky, while I see where you're coming from, the fact is that words are living objects, and their meanings change. Anglo, according to Webster's, means "a white inhabitant of the United States of non-Hispanic descent."…

Posted by Jimmy Boegle on 03/11/2011 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Reading Tucson

I havn't read the whole article, but I intend to. Just reading the first paragraphs, I notice the word anglos. I have to inform, that just because we're white, doesn't mean we're anglos. Some of us are Gaelic, Slavic, Gaulic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Spanish, and so on. Tucson expatriate, Micky Smythe

Posted by Micky Smythe on 03/11/2011 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Reading Tucson

Thanks for the great reveiws. Some subjects for an enterprising Chattaqua actor here.

Posted by souls2feet on 03/10/2011 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Tour Brochure?

Students, scholars and other Cimarron Sea wayfarers should include on their book shelves:
•The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck and E.F. Ricketts, New York: Penguin, 1941, a perennial favorite read of mine. The literary giant was the first to sound the alarm of industrial fishing in the Sea of Cortez during his coastal hugging cruise with biologist Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to the Upper Gulf.
•Tales from Tiburon: An Anthology of Adventures in Seriland, Neil B. Carmony and David E. Brown, eds. Phoenix: Southwest Natural History Association, 1983, another perennial favorite. Seasoned editors of the Southwest, Carmony and Brown present an intriguing anthology of Tiburon Island’s adventures, disasters, and ethnology.
•People of the Desert and the Sea: Ethnobotany of the Seri Indians by Richard Stephen Felger and Mary Beck Moser, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1985, is the go-to, must have reference of the Comcáac, (Seri people), their arts, language, traditions, and the biogeography of the Sea of Cortez and the sear reaches of the midriff islands and the gulf coast desert.
John Annerino

Posted by John Annerino on 03/09/2011 at 5:13 PM

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