Ricardo Small 
Member since Aug 2, 2009

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Updated on January 14, 2010 at 8:12 AM


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Born in Barranquilla, Colombia in Dec, 1946. Tucson resident from 1959 to 2009. Now living in Oregon's Willamette Valley seven months (Apr > Nov) and in Tucson for five months (Nov > Apr). Married. Wildlife biologist by eduction. Retired real estate appraiser. Volunteer photographer for Oregon Parks & Recreation and non-profit organizations. Dislike religious fundamentalists. Love dogs, cats, books, hiking, kayaking, Grand Canyon and other national and state parks & forests. Favorite authors: Tom Robbins, Cormac McCarthy, Pete Dexter, Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Re: “Guest Opinion

Thank you, Pam Simon, for writing an outstanding column. Last March, during my winter visit to Tucson, I stopped by the shrine at the Safeway shopping center, where Mrs. Simon was shot. There's a photograph of little Christina-Taylor Green there. Nine years old. She was killed. A couple of years before that, my wife Mary and I hiked from the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead to Cienega Creek. Mr. Zimmerman was killed, too. Those are two of our fellow Tucsonans no longer with us. There are so many more ... tens of thousands around the United States ... who are no longer here, because the NRA enslaved our politicians to worship guns. I hope as you read Pam Simon's words, my amigo, that you will devote just a little bit of time and maybe some money to help pass effective gun laws that will stop this carnage.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 03/03/2018 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

This edition of the Tucson Weekly catapulted my interest with the Jack Dykinga piece and the one about the Ironwood National Monument. Great content! Thanks. Jack Dykinga is one of my all time heroes.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/29/2017 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

What has been abused is our public land! Extraction corporations ... livestock grazers, miners, loggers ... take, take, take to the detriment of wildlife and wise use for long term benefits. We need more national monuments, more wilderness areas, more national parks NOT less. tRump and his oligarchs are destroying our public land heritage.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/29/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Danehy

Allen P ... the former family members and ex-friends turned on me, when they voted for tRump, who is methodically destroying much of what is very important to me. Bolstering the 'for profit' health care industry, liquidating public land, reversing environmental protection, cutting public school funding, and a long list of other attacks on government policies that help people. Government is not bad. There are many policies that benefit the majority of people in the United States. tRump is the one who fooled voters. His lies are legion. Our children should note just how devious this sonofabitch is and how he has destroyed the United States standing in the world.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/22/2017 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Danehy

Mr. Danehy wrote another outstanding column. I agree 100% about talking to the fools who voted for tRump. In fact, I disowned family members who did and withdrew from friendships, some decades long, with idiots who voted for the rotten sonofabitch tRump. The cult of ignorance leads to completely mistaken opinions and votes that are so far fetched, only the ignorant could possibly believe them ... like thinking tRump is going to help anyone other than the rich get richer, particularly himself and his spawn.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/22/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “RIP, Author and Activist Kathryn Ferguson

The disrespect toward Kathryn Ferguson exhibited by some of these comments is disgusting. She is a wonderful author who contributed greatly to humanity.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 04/12/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “RIP, Author and Activist Kathryn Ferguson

Sad, sad news. I met Kathryn Ferguson for the first time at the Tucson Herpetological Society booth at the Tucson Festival of Books last month. She autographed a copy of The Haunting of the Mexican Border for me. This is a major loss for everyone who loves La Frontera.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 04/12/2017 at 5:35 AM

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