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: “Claytoon of the Day: Jr.

You anonymous tRumpies should identify yourselves with your real names. But, it isn't surprising that people who support tRump don't want anyone to know who they are.

67 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 05/14/2019 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Danehy

CW13, Lute Olson that's Olson with an "O", not an "E" has one national championship. ONE! Coach Candrea has eight national championships. EIGHT. OCHO! No question that Candrea is THE best coach the UofA has ever had, no matter what Olson might say.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 05/05/2019 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Danehy

The softball team is doing GREAT!
Coach Candrea is THE best coach the UofA has ever had.
I hope the live streaming TV coverage of the Lady Cats improves next season, because that coverage has been horrible.
Maybe the Pac 12 Network can broadcast the softball games live, instead of showing ten year old football re-runs?

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 05/02/2019 at 4:56 AM

Re: “Danehy

Great column. Perceptive. Important for everyone who loves the United States to read and heed.

76 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 04/18/2019 at 3:49 AM

Re: “Arizona Softball Ranked Seventh in Preseason Polls

Oregon at #25 is a mistake. The Ducks have a new head coach and just about all of the top players left the team, when Mike White left to coach at Texas. There have been a series of articles in the Oregon newspapers that detail the deterioration of the Oregon softball program. No way is a #25 ranking correct.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 01/30/2019 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Nancy Boy

There is no middle with tRump's idiotic governance. The only solution is to lop off his head.

60 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 01/30/2019 at 4:33 AM

Re: “Interstate 10: A Personal History

This is the 2nd time I've read Tom Zoellner. The first was a book about that shooting at the Safeway on the SE corner of Ina and Oracle Roads Gabby Giffords. Mr. Zoellner is a true wordsmith. Captivating writing rhythm that is easy to read.
The memories brought back about the I-10 stretch between El Kapital and the Old Pueblo are a mixed bag. I had to make this trip once a month, when I worked for the University of Arizona Alumni Association and went to the Phoenix Alumni Club night meetings. That requirement was one of the reasons I quit that job after a couple of years.
Now, when my wife and I drive to Tucson from Oregon's Willamette Valley for part of the winter, we merge onto I-10 from I-8. We avoid driving through El Kapital due to the always present traffic jams. On I-8, ten to fifteen miles east of that intersection, we can see the distant outline of the Catalina Mtns. That always delights. Almost back home: TUCSON!
Reading this memory was wonderful. Thanks, Mr. Zoellner.

40 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 01/10/2019 at 7:20 AM

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