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    The Amazing Life of John D. Walker

    July 15th, 2016

    Even historians agree that history is skewed.  The most famous battles are often those with the best eyewitness accounts.  The […]

    Coyote Birth Control

    April 13th, 2016

    This is an old story I sold many times many years ago, including to the joke page of Arizona Highways […]

    Jaguars and Star Wars

    February 11th, 2016

    The Navajo poet guns the engine of her jaguar, engine roaring and purring.  The tail of the jaguar is adorned […]

    Climbing Picacho Peak

    January 7th, 2016

    Special to Copper Area News

    Picacho Peak towers above I-10 about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson.  The black mountain shoots up out of the flat desert earth, a steep

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    The Man Who Killed Santa Claus

    December 9th, 2015

    Santa Claus was killed in 1932 in Mesa, Arizona. Naturally this tragic event took place during the Great Depression.

    Wandering the General Crook Trail Without a Camera

    November 25th, 2015

    I was blissfully unaware there was a problem.  I stopped my automobile to photograph a stand of wildflowers beside the road.  It was a cluster of small white flowers

    Gillespie Dam Petroglyphs

    October 26th, 2015

    Working geology for Mr. Acorn took me to Gila Bend, Arizona.  Gila Bend in the summertime hardly conjures up visions of paradise but it turned out to be one of my

    The Wizard Crystal Fart Meets Cactus Ed

    August 11th, 2015

    A beautiful woman strolled into the Oracle Inn bar. She was a total bombshell. She was long and lean with […]