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: “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.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 01/10/2019 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Columnist Clapback

First, Hugo Montenegro, identify yourself. A real photo of yourself. I'm not responding to an anonymous troll, like you. That is a real photo of myself. My name is really Ricardo Small. You can find me on Facebook with public details about myself. Who are YOU really?

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/23/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Columnist Clapback

Sadly there is no subscription with the Tucson Weekly to cancel for publishing Hoffman's screed, like I did with when the Arizona Daily Star started published his crap. Don't get me wrong. I do NOT believe in censorship at all. Hoffman certainly is welcome to have his crap printed or shown on the 'Net. It's just that I won't ever pay a publication that publishes Hoffman's far right idiocy. Hoffman's opinions are as wrong as flat earthers. Factual information about our round earth does not deserve equal exposure as the superstitious flat earthers. That's just like Hoffman vs Danehy, pretend flat earth vs factual round earth.

42 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/23/2018 at 4:49 AM

Re: “Danehy

JCC, you make a great point about newspapers and are certainly welcome to keep paying ADS via a subscription. I won't ever again, because Hoffman represents a highly objectionable viewpoint that is grossly mistaken and does serious damage to our society. Giving him space in my home town's daily paper is an abhorrent editorial policy that I will NOT help pay for. He can write his crap on s**t house walls, not in any paper I will subscribe to.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/16/2018 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Danehy

Yes, you did, Hoffman. You wrote that desert bighorn sheep survived fine around open pit copper mines.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/16/2018 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tom Danehy's column is 100% correct about Jonathan Hoffman. I used to subscribe to the Arizona Daily Star. When I realized that the Star mistakenly publishes Hoffman's blathering right wing screeds, I cancelled my subscription and will never renew, as long as Hoffman's crap appears in the Star's pages. Years ago, before the Star lost their standards by including Hoffman's junk, I crossed swords with Hoffman over his idiotic opinion that desert bighorn sheep do well around open pit copper mines. He wrote that sheep were seen on mine tailings, so the giant chasms that go deeper than the water table must be okay and should not be limited by concern for the survival of desert bighorn sheep. Jonathan Hoffman is an idiot, just like Mr. Danehy's column clearly points out.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/16/2018 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Danehy

Okay, CW13. What is your real name? Come out from behind CW13. Or, are you too chicken? Where do you want to meet up for a little face to face discussion?

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 07/06/2018 at 7:34 AM

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