- Your Voice
Arizona has long had an outsized spot on the national political stage, and that will likely put our next governor right smack in the middle of a pretty big spotlight.
If it were me, I’d be ashamed. If a judge told me I had cheated children out of money I owed them, that I had violated the law by giving them less money than I was legally bound to give, I would hang my head in shame, and I’d ask the judge, “How much do I owe?”
What’s going on? It seems like it was only last week that I was watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, now I’m hearing a perpetual stream of TV commercials about income tax preparation.
I’m teaching my daughter to drive. Again. And no, it’s not a remedial driving course because the first lessons didn’t take. Rather, we’re starting all over with a second daughter—my newly-permitted driver. She just got her permit this week and I’ve allowed her to take the driver’s seat twice, which equates to about two times too many.
After 14-year-old Austin Thacker, of Legacy Traditional School , was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Diffused Mature B Cell Lymphoma, fellow students and the community have come together to make things a little easier on the family.
Tim Kreider, an Opinion writer for the New York Times, recently tackled the topic of how busy we are. The topic caught my attention because, frankly, it fits way too much of my own life.
March is Women’s History Month. I recently asked my teenage daughter if she knew why it was important? She said no. I asked her if she knew when women got the right to vote. She said no. I asked her if she knew what flappers were? She crinkled her nose, gave me a strange look, and acted as though I had just pulled a made-up word out of thin air.
Mexican food is a defining part of Tucson culture. Various recipes have been developing here for hundreds of years and it arguably exists as a dominant food genre for restaurants. My family and I have been going to a little place on 4th Avenue since I was a little girl, and it continues to be a local favorite. If you haven’t heard of Mi Nidito, you probably shouldn’t consider yourself a true Tucsonan.
We all have our own memories of Stephanie Elizabeth Anderson Larson Sellers. When Stephanie asked me to speak at her memorial service, which ultimately took place last weekend, I was honored by the request but taken aback – why me, I asked? She said, “Because you and I have grown up together, had our kids, shared families, helped with our business and been a friend. I trust you.”
Principles of church, state remain constant
When Bill Williams returned from Korea in April 1951, people asked him why he had on a uniform. He hadn't fought in World War II, had he?
As I write this column, our legislature just adjourned. In the closing hours of the session, Republicans experienced a rare moment of sanity and reversed some of their worst, most ideologically driven decisions.
As kids, many of us often heard our moms sternly deliver the phrase, "Go to your room;" boys heard it often.
Letters to the editor for June 4.