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C.J. Shane
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Our lovely monsoon season captured so well by +Daniel Plumer........... I saw this from afar yesterday just after sunset. And yes, the colors are very accurate, very like what we see...no Photoshop needed.
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Absolutely spectacular thank you
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This article has some really great comments about what works so well on G+ like "For those of us who do remain on Google+, the service is one of the last quiet and civil corners of an increasingly contentious Internet."  Apparently G+ is being disconnected from YouTube and other Google products. No problem!  I'm here for the long-haul and deeply appreciate the folks I've met on G+ from all across the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Greece, the UK, Iran, Australia, China, Japan.  I'm not going back to Facebook. 
Though it’s been declared over more times than we can count, it looks like Google’s social network is finally on death’s door.
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+Terrill Welch I admire how much thought you've put into the whole picture of what you're doing. And it's great to hear Canadians are your best collectors.  I'm trying to remember to not whine. A friend reminded me that I have a very joyful way of making a living even if I'm not making a lot.
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This is so cool!  Thanks to +Matt Harmon we see a live broadcast of a hummer in her nest. She's there right this minute so take a look!
 
A hummingbird has taken up residence conveniently in front of a building cam in the University of Arizona campus.
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Eggs hatched. TWO BABIES!!
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More of my desert flora ...hope those Phoenicians like them!
 
These four mixed media works are on their way to Phoenix to the Shemer Art Center. 
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CJ your work is fabulous, congratulations 
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This is my new post-only writings and art G+ page.  Everything will stay the same here on this page which I started in 2011.
 
Book Review: The Quiet Streets of Winslow by Judy Troy.

When 14-year old Travis Aspenall and his little brother Damien find the body of a murdered young woman “tossed away” in a wash near their home in northern Arizona, their discovery sets in motion an investigation to find her killer. From the first page, the reader has to adjust to a story written in the first person, but from three different first-person perspectives.

There’s Travis, the young teen who finds Jody’s body. Next is Nate, Travis’s much older brother, who is in love and lust with Jody. Finally, we meet Sam Rush, the deputy sheriff and friend of the Aspenall family who investigates the crime. There’s also a cast of minor characters who bring depth to the novel.  It is to the author’s credit that shifting first-person perspectives in every chapter works well and adds to psychological insight.   
 
This carefully constructed novel is far more character-driven than the typical novel labeled “mystery.”   As the story unfolds in a sparse, tight prose that is both revealing and full of mystery, we learn much about the effects of loneliness, of yearning for love, and of severe social alienation bordering on mental illness (possibly crossing that border). Although we never meet her in life, we’re left with an overwhelming sense that the dead woman Jody has very consistently made numerous self-destructive decisions in her life that contributed to her death. The attempt to deal with sexuality by three males at different stages in their lives is one theme of this novel. Other themes include loyalty, especially loyalty within families; what love is and what it is not; the effects that damaged parents have on young children; and the connections and disconnections among people in small towns. Underlying this all is the awareness of life in a quiet Arizona town where nothing ever happens and nothing ever changes….until it does.
 
Sam and the county prosecutor decide to not bring a case due to lack of sufficient evidence although they both agree that circumstantial evidence points strongly, very strongly, to one person. There is another suspect, though, and they know a defense attorney will jump on that fact in court. So Sam and the prosecutor wait for more evidence to turn up so they can pin down their case.  More evidence does turn up, but only one character knows about it. He then has to make a difficult decision. The final pages leave us with a sure knowledge of who the murderer is, but no sure knowledge of what the outcome of the murder investigation will be.  
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popup art show in Tucson
 
The first ever Pop-up Summer Show at downtown's Artful Living Gallery and Studio will be held on July 11! This exhibition will showcase the work of some very talented local artists including Tom Buchanan, Sheryl Holland, Rob Waters, Eric Jabloner and Jeff Ferst. For more information - http://bit.ly/1IRu2sX #FreeYourself
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+Peg Wilmore here's the info and a link to Jeff's website. Event Location: 1 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701
Venue: Artful Living by Jeff Ferst
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phone: 520-203-7004
http://jeffferst.com/
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Contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang works with fire as his medium. Title:  Sky Ladder 
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Neat stuff
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Margaret Atwood is an excellent writer and she's written a piece here that is beyond excellent...with superb illustrations. Please read and share and act on this in large and small ways. As she says, it's everything change.
Oil! Our secret god, fulfiller of our every desire. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. But it’s on everyone’s mi…
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If you bicycle in and around Tucson, or if you are a fan of Biosphere,  or both,  you'll be interested in this.  The video is very interesting. Please sign the petition. I did.
To: Arizona Department of Transportation, Tucson District            The tragic death of The University of Arizona Biosphere-2 scientist Rafe Sagarin the evening of May 28 in a car-bike collision on Arizona highway 77 sent the whole University of Arizona community, bikers and non-bikers alike into shock. It not only brought heartbreak to our community, but stole one of our brightest minds.              Rafe was an unorthodox scientist who tra...
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+Gustafsson Eric Yikes!     Too much tequila?
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Thank you Hedi, Bonnie, Ke, Lorenzo, Betty, Andy........
 
For all those art teachers out there, we love you!!
For nearly a quarter century, Mathias Schergen taught in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods. Now, he's moving on.
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Monsoon 2015. Clouds start forming around mid-day. If we're lucky, the rain will come our way late in the afternoon and early evening. 
Photos taken just off Orange Grove Road, northwest Tucson, looking toward the Santa Catalina Mountains
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The weather! so often influences our moods for the day. It can be a major blessing, or a cause of pain!
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Happy Birthday, America the Beautiful!
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Happy July 4th :)!
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