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Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

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

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Thank you so much for sharing. My daughter and I have wondered about his life story and his well being. We are all in such a routine in our lives that when we see someone just standing still, watching time pass by, we are either curios or suspicious. Some of us are sincerely concerned. God Bless Arthur! A simple man just listening and watching as the rest of us rush and chase the all mighty dollar and what we perceive to be the dream. Im sure he could teach us all things from his years of watching us! Who is really watching whom?
Im sure many have asked... how can we help? Food? Clothes? Blankets? Mattresses? Anything. He appears to be a humble man but the cold takes a beating on the body. Please let us know if we can help him and his roommates?
Hope to hear a response,
Sincerely, Starr

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Posted by Estrella Aguilar Martinez on 11/17/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Thank you for this heartfelt article. I used to live in the neighborhood and see Arthur everyday. I worried when he would stand for hours in the hot sun and wondered if he had sunscreen for his bald head. Drove by and gave him some one day and wondered if he used it. The only times I felt sorry for Arthur is when I saw him standing in the rain. It's nice to hear he is being well taken care of. Thank you Brian for curing our curiosity.

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Posted by Valerie Stanley on 11/17/2017 at 10:27 PM

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Wonderful to know more about this gentleman. My husband and I see him daily and when I don't see him out there I worry. I'm also very happy to finally know his name. Always wondering if he's ok and now I know he's simply enjoying life in his own way. Thank you!

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Posted by Marisela Dominguez-Govan on 11/17/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

I've seen this fellow standing, looking at traffic on Swan many times. I've been tempted to stop and talk to him. I'm glad you did.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 11/17/2017 at 9:01 PM

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Thank you for this story! Arthur is a part of our daily commute. I am so glad to know he is taken care of. We often see him with a snack while watching traffic like many watch tv in the afternoon, now I know we are his curiosity as much as he is ours.

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Posted by VLAZARO on 11/17/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

He lives near my parents. Ive seen cops pulling up and harassing him on a couple different occasions. Dude is chill. He doesnt want any problems. Just wants to do his thing.

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Posted by Doug Dilly on 11/17/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Arthur used to live near my work.My friend and I were so worried when we didn't see him.Then one day, driving down 5th, there he stood...like Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty.I was so excited, I called up my friend and shared the good news.There is something foreign to those with special needs to the rest of us.But, God is in those details of our misunderstandung.Arthur just brings me joy.He stands through noise and hurriedness, still and serene.If only.....

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Posted by Kathy Hill Nye on 11/17/2017 at 6:00 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Actually, retrorv, I took it from Huckelberry's memo, not Supervisor Miller's website. It seems they agree on the amount, just not what was done with it. Check it for yourself on the Pima County website.

If the Board of Supervisors is the County Administrator's employer, and it is, how does the employee get to trash one of his employers with such impunity? I was a union rep for 21 years and could never have won such a clear-cut case of gross insubordination. Even with the active help of Mr. Nintzel.

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Posted by AVL on 11/17/2017 at 5:56 PM

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Thanks for the article! I see him often and have always wanted to know his story. Glad he enjoys the simple things in life. <3

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Posted by Rebecca Morrison on 11/17/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “The Skinny

AVL-You got the $61, 872, 366 from Ally's website. I didn't notice any proof on there either. But we'd all be happy to see your's.

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Posted by retrorv on 11/17/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Joe Biden is supposed to resign from what?

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Posted by retrorv on 11/17/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Clinton and Sanders campaigns both took advantage of young women. Some believe they attract them because they believe they are young and ignorant. Which one of us will say "enough?" They are destroying our government with their criminality. Get out!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/clint…

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/17/2017 at 4:35 PM

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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: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

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

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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: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

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

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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.

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

Re: “Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

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

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