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

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

Re: “Best Reggae

We've been patrons for 20+ years Neon Prophet was the defining factor when making our decision to move to Tucson. Met those guys at Kontiki in early 1994 during our first trip to Tucson to look at homes prior to the relocation of 5000 employees and families from California with then Hughes Missile Systems. Upon reaching the hotel room after seeing them perform, my husband said to me, "Honey, we can move to Tucson. They got Neon Prophet." The rest is history!!!

Posted by Francesca Samuel on 11/19/2017 at 2:11 PM

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Re: “A Box Full of Trouble

So like Leo... picture of an Airstream ... Leo sees a double wide. Kind of like how he sees the borderlands...

Posted by Cascabel on 11/19/2017 at 12:02 AM

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

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

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

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

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

You originally said, Buffett "hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune." Now you say he paid $1.85 million in 2015 and extrapolated his entire tax payments over 40 years, though how you can do that is a mystery to me, and you called the $74 million you say he paid "a rounding error." To recap, first he paid nothing, then he paid $74 million, which is the same as nothing. I have to say, your ability to admit you were wrong and say you weren't wrong astounds me.


You are joing right? Really, really joking? You find out that Warren Buffett hasn't paid one penny on the dollar, not even 1/10 of a penny on the dollar of his fortune while every year advocating for more taxes and small businesses that compete with his businesses and you defend him?


Not one penny on the dollar. That's what he has paid. Can you do math? Can you multiply by 40 working years. Can you divide by 81,000,000,000, as in $81 billion dollars?

He is in the zero tax bracket advocating for more taxes on people paying:

28% federal + 12.4% Social Security + 2.9% Medicare + 5% state + 5% sales + 10% regulatory load

Pretty pathetic David.

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Posted by on 11/18/2017 at 4:11 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Amen, AZ/DC. Amen.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/18/2017 at 10:56 AM

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

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

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

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.

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

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Dave, in your first paragraph your description of what you like about Facebook fits how I see and use Facebook. Then you go into a rant about Zuckerberg and attack his character because Facebook is in business to make a buck. That's capitalism and entrepreneurism, from which we, at least most of us humans, have greatly benefited. Facebook is less than perfect, but what would be perfect for you, would not necessarily be perfect for me. To totally personalize Facebook would require a very complex algorithm, probably not worth the cost to develop. I don't have problem with Facebook as it is, particularly since it's free and optional, i.e., not required viewing. And if one anticipates propaganda and misinformation, and deals with it accordingly, what's problem.

Regarding "Biggest waste of time on this planet is Facebook", no, vacuuming the carpet is the biggest waste of time; it just gets dirty again.

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Posted by DennyG on 11/18/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Typical over-reaction by pro-abortion responders. Why don't you care more for your fellow women, why do you keep resisting any attempt to make it rare?

I am not against birth control, except when you want to use abortion, or the morning after pill, which in the case of abortion actually kills a human being oh, the majority of which are women, and then the case of the morning after pill which doesn't always prevent pregnancy but May kill an implanted unique human being in its mother's uterus.

I am not trying to control women. I'm trying to get them to reconsider their point of view on abortion and to control themselves. you claim to want abortion to be safe and rare? what are you actually doing to make that happen? most abortions are not necessary. They are convenience or imposed by force by parents or peer pressure. why won't you acknowledge that if you care about women? why won't you actively work to cut back on the number of abortions? if you have a right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, why don't the children you conceive have the same rights?

the founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist according to her own words. She believed that white races were Superior to others. the number one killer of black people is abortion. how many people have been killed in the womb who might have lived 2 come up with answers to our real problems? how many aborted children would have had a life such as the one you are currently enjoying?

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Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/18/2017 at 9:09 AM

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

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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