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Dreams – Thug

“Dear Claire, For as long as I can remember, I have had this one bad dream. In the dream, I am with a friend or friends. Suddenly, this big dude with a wrinkly face and a gray hood attacks me and whoever is with me. He shows up in the dream...

Christmas in Germany!

The Christmas holiday in Germany begins December 24th and ends on the 26th. On the 24th (Christmas Eve), most Germans work a half day and shops are open until the early afternoon. Gifts are usually opened on the evening of the 24th. Christmas...

The Three “C’s of Bra Fit – “Cut...

“The Cut” –  Certain cuts and styles of bras fit different body types.  If your straps always slip, find one with center set straps.  If you’re tall and lean, a long-line bra may work for you.  If you’re wider, try a bra with...

Construction Zone: Year in Review

Our wonderful community continues to grow. Here’s a quick look back at major store openings in 2017! January: TMC One Rincon Health Campus opened. El Coronado’s has moved from the Safeway Shopping Center to the old Buddy’s Grill...

An Interview With Nicos Frenkel

Nicos Frenkel is the sweetest exchange student at Cienega who came to us all the way from a small town outside of Cologne, Germany. Nicos is fifteen years old and he’s a junior; sadly, he is only here for the duration of the school year. I...

‘Tis the Season for Pet Safety

The holidays are the time of year when we get together with friends and family to celebrate the season. It is also a time to make sure our pets stay safe. Some of the most common reasons for veterinary visits are foreign body ingestion...

The Navajo Pot Carrier

When I saw the beetle pictured below on a mountain bike ride in northern New Mexico this past fall, I knew for certain that there had to be something really interesting in this insect’s history to give it such a profound appearance. The...

Abandoned Carts

It isn’t unusual to discover shopping carts scattered far away from the store to which they belong. Oftentimes the carts are found collecting around bus stops, neighborhood entrances, and sometimes even pushed into washes. It is assumed the...

Sales Tax Advisory Committee Sets Public...

The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee has scheduled seven public meetings around the county in December and January to the give the public a chance to provide feedback on whether the board of supervisors should adopt a countywide sales...