Archive - Jan 2008

January 28th

Another oblivious sight-seer

This man was too engrossed in his book to see what was in front of him. Always be alert! Especially in canyons following rains. Good grief, people.

Rains unleash wall of water

Two women are oblivious to the wall of water in Sabino Canyon today after heavy rains in the area yesterday. I snapped the picture with the telephoto before running the other way. No word on the women's fate. That's what they get for gabbing.

January 27th

Santana hunch

Although the press is saying Santana will be traded within 10 days, I still think the Twins might sign him. They really aren't that far apart. The difference looks big, but I think it could be bridged, especially when one considers what they gave Morneau and Cuddyer. Both the Yankees and Red Sox have backed off, as is only sensible, and the Mets, the only other team serious, can't seem to pile the minor leaguers high enough to tempt the Twins.

South Carolina

Wow. Obama blew Clinton and Edwards out of the water in South Carolina last night. Then he gave a knockout speech.

January 25th


After two cloudy, drizzly and cool days in Tucson, the sun shone today so it was time to get outside. I always like to drive southeast of Tucson down Highway 83, through Sonoita to the scruffy little town of Patagonia. The scenery between I-10 and Sonoita, above, is at times enchanting. 

January 24th


The Catalina mountains become much more dramatic when there is cloud cover interspersed with sunshine. To my prairie eye, the clouds finally give the mountains dimension.

Bill's old roomate chimes in

Robert Reich, as much of a Clinton ally as you will ever find, scolds the former president in no uncertain terms.

Meanwhile, on the other side...

John McCain gets an endorsement of sorts from the wicked witch of the right. At least I would consider it a compliment. This woman is just plain mean. Belittling John McCain's five-plus years of imprisonment and torture shows what she is made of. That's right, if he doesn't support torture, he's a wimp, no matter what he went through that she could never begin to understand.


The roundups of the headlines this morning (I get my roundup of editorial content at Real Clear Politics) shows an interesting trend. Bill Clinton is making people mad. People are finally saying it out loud: He is lying about Obama. So is Hillary, and so are the Clinton campaign's ads. The Washington Post has finally placed blame for the bickering where it belongs, at the feet of the Clintons. Obama did not need to bring up the Wal-mart board of directors stuff, but he's in a quandry.

January 23rd


One of the joys of going to Arizona is time to read. Today, which dawned cloudy and cool, was an ideal day to stay inside and read. In the past day, I read Frankie Schaeffer's Crazy for God, which was an unexpected page-turner. Also working on Robert Thurman's Inner Revolution.