Category: Features

Excitement in the Glass Lab

Otto Rath One would think that the concerns at the glass lab would be injury from glass. This could be scratches or cuts or perhaps glass fragments from the glass grinder. These things are very rare because of good equipment and the instructors have safety instructions that are carefully monitored. So what has been a recent…

Tucson Jazz Institute Concert Oct. 22

Nancy Planck, Member Services Ellington Big Band Youth Jazz Concert is coming to the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 21. A cash bar will open at 5 p.m. with showtime at 6 p.m. (Please note the start time!) Tickets are $29. The show is produced by Khris Dodge Entertainment. The Tucson Jazz Institute…

Word of the Month: Percipient

David Zapatka Friend, fellow bridge enthusiast and reader, Maria Davis, wrote, “I enjoyed your article on thraldom. It’s easier to spot the etymology when the alternative spelling thralldom is used. I have seen thrall and enthralled but thral(l)dom is a word that I had not encountered previously. I came across an interesting word today—percipient. It…

Now Enhance Your Home Decor with a One-of-a-Kind Touch

David Taylor Quail Creek homes are exquisitely designed providing a lavish resort lifestyle environment to enjoy living. Why not further enhance your abode with a one-of-a-kind, high-quality, exquisitely designed rug from Karimi Rugs, Tucson’s premier rug provider? Choose from a large inventory selection of handwoven Persian tapestries that will enhance and beautify your home. In all…

Where in the World Is the Crossing?

Joan and Wayne Sorlie went to Yellowstone National Park and found themselves at the Continental Divide. Water on Joan’s side flows east and ends up in the Atlantic Ocean; on Wayne’s side, it flows west and ends up in the Pacific. Jerry Gardner This is Jerry Gardner and Troy Thrall at the Dynjandi Waterfall in…

Happy Birthday!

Sunshine Quote: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies, were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” —Carl Sagan Need to contact Quail Creek Sunshine?…

Treat Your Landscape as Artwork

Bonnie Nowicki Fellow gardeners, have you ever considered, as you look out your home window, that your yard is so lovely, it’s like a painting? If not, let’s deliberately frame our gardens to be inspiring artwork. Start with a decent-size glass window, without drapery and uninterrupted vistas. As you view your garden from this window,…

U.S. Military History: U.S. Army—Flag, Song, Motto, and Oath

Ross Dunfee Flag—The Army Seal was used originally during the American Revolution to authenticate documents. It displayed the designation “War Office,” which was synonymous with Headquarters of the Army, and the Roman year MDCCLXXVIII (1778), the first time it was used. It remained unchanged until 1947, when the War Office banner was replaced with “Department…