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Re: “Tucson Salvage

Really enjoyed this article. Arthur used to be in our neighborhood and it gave me a smile to see him again near Rincon. Makes my heart happy knowing he has people looking out for him and his needs.

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Posted by Casey on 11/17/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I have seen him so many times, my kids wave hi and he has smiled once our way... This is a great story and I'd love to see if he opens up more, I bet he has an amazing story. Thank you for sharing

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Posted by Jeanine Marie on 11/17/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

For years, since his time in the Golf Links Pantano area, I too, wondered what Mr. Conlee's story might be. I thought he might be an old friend from high school and wanted so much to know , so thank you. I do worry about him when he's out in 110 degree heat wearing a sweater but he seems to be living his life just the way he wants to.

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Posted by Loraine on 11/17/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you for writing this story. I hope that it will help people be less uncomfortable around him and more generous. From an observational standpoint, I think that you missed talking about his military bearing during his long watch or the exotic nature of his phenotype. He looks like an Ethiopian prince or at least a palace guard. I rarely see as disheveled as he is portrayed but perhaps that is just my romantic view. In any case, I hope you will continue to maintain contact with the Seer of 5th St. You are his family now.

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Posted by Sherry Ivesyer on 11/17/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I live in the neighborhood and see Arthur everyday. On nightly walks, my husband and I have approached him and said, "hi," we never get too much response. It is amazing to read a piece on someone so many of us have wondered about.

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Posted by Megan Rice on 11/17/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

I waste too much time too, even without a computer at home. The one enjoyable thing about facebook is contact with decades old friends from my childhood, & posts from cousins I rarely see.

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Posted by MMP on 11/17/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I have always been curious about this man. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story about his life.

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Posted by Samantha Bossert on 11/17/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

Another drug-addict bites the dust. Been happening forever. Poppin' pills, drinking, and all that won't fix your problems.

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Posted by bslap on 11/17/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I'm so happy to know about Arthur's story, I too have seen him over the years. For about 4 or 5 years he lived near my neighborhood around Golf Links and Kolb and I would see him observing life. He disappeared and then a year later I saw him in his new neighborhood, it brought me happiness to see he was still safe.

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Posted by Carolyn on 11/17/2017 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Wow Brian. I loved reading this article. I feel a bit of jealously at his simple life. Could I live like that? Maybe? Anyways, thank you my friend.

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Posted by Sherrie McLaughlin Kelly on 11/16/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Wow, STILL no condemnation of Al Franken by Raul Grijalva. https://grijalva.house.gov/

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Posted by Nathan K on 11/16/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you & God bless you for sharing this most heart-touching story about Arthur. I cannot but wish I could meet him. I think of something my mama would tell us. She would say "Always be nice to everyone, cause you never know if they are one of God's Angels on earth. Is Arthur one of God's Angels? God Bless & Take Care of Him...

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Posted by Gloria on 11/16/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

i wanted to see him last night too. fucking sucks

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Posted by Palisades on 11/16/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

https://everipedia.org/wiki/mariah-bons/
This girl was allegedly involved in giving him the laced Xanax.

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Posted by travismo123 on 11/16/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Facebook-Free everyday!

The BIGGEST waste of time on this planet is facebook. I have WAY better activities to waste time with. I don't have an account and I never will.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/16/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thanks for the article! I live in Poet's Square and see him almost daily. On one particular occasion I got up the nerve to try and talk to him. It was in the evening and he was watching kids play soccer across the street at Rincon High School. As I walked toward him I noticed him looking at me out of the corner of his eye. I asked him, "Do you know who's winning?" He responded with a low, guttural, "No." I was too nervous to continue and didn't want to bother him so I told him to have a nice night and walked away. I too have developed a fascination with him and love that you took the time to give us a beautiful piece on a beautiful human being.

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Posted by Clint on 11/16/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What's the big deal? Does every issue REQUIRE a response from a politician or other public figure? I personally wish some of these learned "public figures" would be as mum as Congresswoman McSally but then we wouldn't have such silly articles.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 11/16/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “NAFTA Nuances

NAFTA sure didn't benefit me or the 200+ others that were laid off from the company (that already had DEEP pockets) which we were employed by. All NAFTA ever did for anyone was make the rich already richer and make it so they have an easier way to pay next to nothing for foreign labour.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/16/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

It was a dark and stormy night...

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Posted by MarkB.Evans on 11/16/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

What a great piece of writing. Thank you so much for writing about Arthur Conlee. For the last two years, I've passed him nearly daily standing -- leaning into traffic -- on Fifth Street between Swan and Columbus. I've always wondered what his story was and have often felt compelled to stop to see if he may need anything, but he seemed fine and as if he didn't want to be bothered. I also see him in a form of meditation when he's out there. He always seemed such a mystery and I thought I'd never know anything about him. I'm grateful for just the pinch of who he is and find it satisfying.

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Posted by Janneyrose on 11/16/2017 at 1:15 PM

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