Archive - Jan 7, 2006

Gate's Pass



Tucson is surrounded by four mountain ranges. On the west are the purplish-brown Tucson mountains. If you go west on Tucson's main drag, Speedway Avenue, you end up at the top of the range at Gate's Pass. From there, I got out and took some pictures looking northwest. I love the velvety desert vegetation which gives the mountains the look of being draped in an old velour towel.

Undomestic disturbances

Thanks to the scourge of cell phones, a person out in public will inevitably be privy to one end of a domestic argument every now and then. Just now, while outside walking, I couldn't help but hear a man who was loading things in the back of his pickup say, "Just let me talk! I know you don't believe me, but...will you just shut up for a second so I can talk?"

Sirius

When I was four years old, Mom and Dad frequently read to us out of a small storybook about the New Testament. One of the pictures from that book which sticks in my head is of a starry sky over Lake Galilee. The stars in the picture, contrary to my experience at the time, were multi-colored--like a sky full of Fruit Loops. Although that would have been my preferred experience of the sky, I knew it was false, and I probably asked Mom and Dad endless questions about why the stars over Galilee were colored while ours were a bland white.