Three Poems

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN     CATDANCING Executing a Nijinsky-like leap our tom Captain Jack today clears the laundry basket rim makes his imperious way out the room I am no more than envious onlooker feet forever rooted in this narrow earth   THE FALLING LIGHT This morning seeing our neighborhood tom eating (we call him […]

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Sign in Tucson marking a "Tow Away Zone" and "Restricted Parking"

Holding Cars for Ransom

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Towing companies are criminally holding vehicles for ransom.1 In violation of Arizona Statutes, they are doing this repeatedly and with impunity. Towing truck companies can tow your car and charge you a fee, but they are breaking the law when they hold your car until you pay up. People who don’t know […]

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Announcing the Lambda Lamb Academy of Acting Administrators

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN As a service to Tucson-area residents who are looking for career opportunities, especially given the continuing administrative turmoil at our beloved Pima Community College, we are passing on the following announcement—Ed You like the prestige and respect that comes with administrative jobs at institutions of higher learning, yet you fear you cannot […]

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Polar Bear

Snowpiercer and Earthmasters: Complementary Views of Geoengineering

OTHER HOMES AND GARDENS Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s film Snowpiercer is an allegorical — and sometimes phantasmagorical — science fiction thriller about a geoengineering climate fix that goes terribly wrong. When the film opens, we see planes releasing something called CW7 into the upper atmosphere to help cool a warming planet. As a result Earth freezes catastrophically, killing everyone except the few hundred people who have bought […]

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