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Mindfulness and the First Celebrity Chef

May 28th, 2017 · No Comments

I bet St. Lawrence was full of wonder at the inside of an orange pepper, the beauty of a purple eggplant or the splendor of an orange pumpkin with beautiful yellow ribs. As sensitive and sweet as he was, I bet he felt bad about taking the life of any vegetable. No doubt he’d apologize to a cabbage before he cut into it.

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Just Wild About the Tucson Jaguar

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

I watch his beautiful glowing eyes and his muscular tawny body, and something about the Tucson jaguar is bright and burning. The Aztecs, who had elite Jaguar Knights, believed something similar about the jaguar too. They believed the jaguar gave fire to humankind.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Tucson · Uncategorized

Tucson’s Tale of Oleander and Boy Scouts

July 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

This week I tried to find the oleander and Boy Scouts story in old newspapers. I couldn’t find it. That bothered me because I had by now heard this story many times over the years. The storyteller always told it with great drama and a catch in their voice.

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Happy Trails to You! At Old Tucson Studios

May 9th, 2015 · No Comments

As you walk around Old Tucson, you get deja vue because you have indeed seen this landscape and these buildings all before – in productions like Tombstone, Hombre, Bonanza, Gunfight at OK Corral, and many more.

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · Old Tucson · Tucson · Tucson Tourism · Uncategorized

Butterflies For A Zen Day

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

I love the way butterflies slit themselves up into little black lines and then flash! –Open up those beautiful wide wings! One poet compared their wings to parasols opening,

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Tucson · Uncategorized

Drip Drip Drop Little Desert Wash ……. .. Stay With Your Beautiful Sound

February 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Soon it was warm and dry again so that the sound of rushing water in our desert wash became a memory, and so that all that’s left for the javelina and quail and other desert animals to do is to wait for the next rain.

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Feliz Navidad! It’s An Arizona Christmas!

December 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Like all Americans, we in Arizona light up Christmas trees. Okay, we light up cactus. We have to make do with the whole snowman thing. Jingle bells. Jingle bells.

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events · Uncategorized

Go, Big O! Arizona’s Great Ostrich Race!

March 17th, 2014 · No Comments

So far there are still more cowboys than ostrich-boys in Arizona, and more people still go to rodeo than to the Ostrich Races, but give ‘er time, as the ostrich-boys say. One of these days Arizona will be the home of ostriches everywhere! Go Big O, we love you!

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Southwest Doors, Doors of the Southwest .. 1.2.3. Magic

August 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Doors of the Southwest are unlike doors anywhere else. They can have wild colors so that you notice them. They can be in hiding so you have to discover them. Doors are powerful and mystical. If there were no doors, everything would be a hallway. The meaning of a door, Christopher Morley said, is to hide what lies inside.

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