Index, 2010-2013

(In order:  Brief description, title, date published)
Through June 2013 with missing entries August-December 2012.
Academy Awards:  In 2010, `Academy Awards show:  Embarrassing amateur night,’  Reel Life, (Mar 8, 10).
Agave:  aka Century Plant.  “The killer stalk that kills itself,”  (April 28, 12).
Ali, Muhammad:  Former heavyweight boxing champion.  `Muhammad Ali and the real draft-dodgers — our fathers,’  (June 23, 11). “Ted Nugent, Muhammad Ali and Racism in America,” (April 28, 12).
Allen, Corey:  American actor who played Buzz Gunderson in `Rebel Without A Cause.’  `Corey Allen:  Two scenes and immortality,’ (June 30, 10)
Alleys:   See also Dog Alley.  
Amenano B&B:   Catania, Sicily.  `Travel aftermath:  Credit card mysteries,’ (Feb 22, 10)
Anderson, Derek:  Arizona Cardinals QB.  “Open up the offense:  It’s the only way out for the Cardinals now,” (Nov 15, 10).  `DA:  An eye on the hearse,’ (Nov 28, 10).  `The ugliest of games:  DA v. Troy Smith,’ (Nov 30, 10).  `The Whiz’s four biggest mistakes,’ Dec 6, 10.  `Cardinals low point:  The scape-goating of DA,’  (Dec 8, 10).  And Brady Quinn, `The far side of football,’  (Dec 16, 10).
Animals. See also Dog Alley, Greyhound racing.  Pigeons. `The Semi-Magnificent Pigeon,’ Animals, (Dec 22, 09). Cat-hoarding, `Horror, in `a nice neighborhood,’   (Jan 8, 10).  The Mallards:  At home in a shopping mall’s fountain, (Apr 1, 10). Photo story, `A blue-headed mallard told to shove off,’ (April 22, 10).
Arias, Jodi:  Convicted Arizona murderess in 2013.  ‘Jodi Arias verdict:  No winners here,’ (May 8, 13).
Arizona:  And violence of 2011 and nonviolent 1963 civil rights sit-in, `The Giffords Shootings and `L’affaire El Rey,’ Jan 18, 11.  “Arizona and federal dollars:  The truth no one wants to see,”  (Feb 13, 12).  “Arizona Centennial Day and ‘Vive Las Vegas,’ (Feb 14, 12).  “Arizona’s Centennial:  Putting the worst foot forward,” (Feb 17, 12). 
Arizona Capitol:  Building on 17th Ave in Phoenix.  “No Arizona copper in Copper State capitol’s dome?” (Feb 11, 12).
Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals inconsistency, `Same Old Cardinals . . .,’  SportsWorld, (Dec 15, 09). Last 2009 regular season game, `Cardinals Loss Puts Them in Seventh Heaven, as Usual.’  SportsWorld, (Jan 4, 10). Value of Kurt Warner, `The Warners, er, Cardinals,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 21,10) `For some fans, it’s about the player, the team be damned,’ (Aug 30, 10).  `The big good-bye to Leinart and his contract,’ (Aug 31, 10).  `The last sad pass for Matt Leinart,’ (Sep 3, 10).  `Leinart deserved every dollar,’ (Sep 4, 10).  `Leinart in Texas could have repercussions in Arizona,’ (Sep 6, 10).  `Honeymore at an end for the Whiz?’ (Sep 9, 10).  `Cardinals transition:  Kurt Warner to Beanie Wells?” (Sep 28, 10).  `What the Cardinals should do in San Diego,’ (Oct 2, 10).  `Scapegoats and story lines,’ (Oct 6,  10).   New quarterback, “Max Hall:  So what’s the big deal?” (Oct 19, 10). “The Whiz taking one for the Cardinals?” (Nov 13, 10).  “Open up the offense:  It’s the only way out for the Cardinals now,”  (Nov 15, 10).  `DA:  An eye on the hearse,’ (Nov 28, 10). `The ugliest of games:  DA v. Troy Smith,’ (Nov 30, 10).  The Cardinals in free fall.  `The Whiz’s four biggest mistakes,’ (Dec 6, 10).  `Cardinals low point:  The scape-goating of DA,’  (Dec 8, 10).  `The odd couple:  Tim Tebow and John Skelton,’ (Dec 12, 10).  `An astonishing victory with nothing good to come of it,’ (Dec 26, 10).  `Cardinals (yawn) hire a defensive coordinator,’ (Feb 9, 11). `A day in the life of Ray Horton,’ (Feb 11, 11).  2011 draft, `The arrival of Ryan Williams:  Good-bye, Beanie,’  (May 1, 11.)  `Jumping off the bandwagon,’ (May 4, 11).  “A voodoo football team too?” (Jan 3, 12). ‘Beleaguered is right,’ re the franchise’s history, (Jan 7, 13).  ‘The big blah:  The Cardinals name a GM,’ (Jan 9, 13).
Arizona Diamondbacks.  Baseball team.  `Dbacks last spring in Tucson — thank goodness,’ Sportsworld, (Mar 5, 10). `A cold farewell in Tucson,’  (Mar 31, 10).  Bad times, `No joy in UpTown,’  (July 6, 10).  `The Diamondbacks:  Slouching toward Pittsburgh,” (Oct 4, 10).  `The Diamondbacks:  What’s reality?” (June 9, 11).  `Arizona’s voodoo baseball team,’ (July 17, 11).  “When the magic died,” (Oct 14, 11).
Arpaio, Joe:  Maricopa County sheriff.  Mentioned re racial profiling, `Car profiling:  An Arizona case,’ (May 7, 10).  ‘The Arizona goose-step;  Not everyone does it,’ re art and politics, particularly Gov Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, (Mar 4, 13).
Art:  See also Photography.  ‘The Arizona goose-step;  Not everyone does it,’ re art and politics, particularly Gov Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, (Mar 4, 13).  ‘Art in the natural world,’ (Nov 27, 13).
Astronomy:  Discrepancy. `The missing blue moon,’  Sky Lights, (Dec 31, 09).
ASU:  Arizona State University.  Baseball troubles, `The Pat Murphy Departure,’ SportsWorld, (Dec 14, 09)
Automobiles: Driving. `War and Rage on 15th Ave,’  Among the Creosote, (Dec 29, 09).  Ban vehicles with automatic transmissions, (May 1, 12). 
Baker, Vera:  Obama campaign worker accused of 2004 affair.  `Obama affair:  A Non-Story,’ (May 6, 10).
Barbers:  `Barbers and the communications gap,’ Sep 22, 10.
Baseball, MLB: Steroids.  See Mark McGwire, Umpire Jim Joyce and pitcher Armando Galarraga. ‘An idol gone,’ re death of Stan Musial, (Jan 23, 13)..
Bees:  “When bees go haywire,” (May 6, 12).
Behavior:  `Little girls in the men’s room,’  (Jan 24, 10).  `Losing stuff:  The computer and the Bik,’ (Oct 8, 10).
Biltmore Fashion Park:  The dark side. `Christmas Shopping in the Bowels of the Biltmore,’ Among the Creosote, (Dec 24, 09).
Bin Laden, Osama:  Assassination of, `Here’s a flash:  It was George Bush, not Obama, who nailed Bin Laden,’ (May 2, 11). 
Birds:   `Counting birds in unison,’  (Feb 18, 10).  “And in this corner the champion mourning dove,” Arizona’s most visible bird, (Feb 24, 12.  “A woodpecker’s sweet tooth,” re a Gila woodpecker, (April 5, 12). “What the cormorant is trying to tells us,” (May 11, 12).
Birthers:  A movement starting during 2010 presidential election that questioned the U.S. birth of Democratic candidate Barrack Obama.  “Where are the birthers when you need them?” (May 11, 12). 
Bolano, Roberto:  Latino writer, poet.  “Darwin’s “Voyage” the best of a modest 2010 reading list,’ (Dec 30, 10). 
Books: See also Borders Boroks and Music.  The best book I read in 2009, The Sea and Sardinia, `Another Disappointing Reading List,’ Books Etc, (Dec 30, 09).  Review, `Slumming with Lee Child and “The Enemy,” (June 28, 10).  `Darwin’s “Voyage” the best of a modest 2010 reading list,’ (Dec 30, 10).  Review, Henning Mankell’s `The Troubled Man,’ (April 27, 11).  “My 2011 Reading List,” (Jan 1, 12). 
Borders Books and Music:  `No sobs here for the demise of Borders,’ re Phoenix closure of the Biltmore superstore, (Feb 18, 11).
Bosold, James C. :  Aka Jim.  `Jim Died,’ Among the Creosote, (Mar 10, 10), `Jim died:  Probable cause,’ (Apr 7, 10). 
Brewer, Jan:  Arizona governor, Republican.  “Is the tipping point near?” re GOP power grab on redistricting, (Nov 3, 11). ‘The Arizona goose-step;  Not everyone does it,’ re art and politics, particularly Gov Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, (Mar 4, 13).
Bush, George W. Love letters.. `W. and Condi: What a Scoop!’ Media Matters, (Jan 5, 10). Love letters. `Condi-Bush story: Rip-off journalism,’  Media Matters, (Jan 7, 10).  Divisiveness in America.  `America’s Invictus moment nowhere in sight,’ Political Stew and Reel Life, (Jan 18, 10).  Film review re Iraq war, “ `Green Zone::  Stalled in the red zone. (Apr 2, 10).  `Here’s a flash:  It was George Bush, not Obama, who nailed Bin Laden,’ (May 2, 11).
Cafes:  See Restaurants..
Cameras:  “Journal of a new Canon T3i, (Je 19, 13).
Cantor, Eric.  Republican Congressman.  `Cantor’s lie will last a long time,’ (Mar 26, 10)
Cars:  ‘The life and good times of a Honda Civic,’ record of my 2006 Civic, (Mar 15, 13)..
Cat-hoarding:  72 cats in one house. `Horror, in `a nice neighborhood,’  Animals, Jan 8, 10).
Cats:  ‘Cat wars and the Big Screen,’ re OB and Ares, w/photo, (Mar 10, 13)..
Catania, Sicily:   Lodging, `Travel aftermath:  Credit card mysteries,’ (Feb 22, 10).
Cataracts:  `A cataract-surgery journal:  Part I,” (April 19, 11).  `A cataract-surgery journal:  Part II,’ (April 21, 11). `A cataract surgery journal:  Part III,’  (May 3, 11).  Cataract surgery:  207 eye drops later,’ (May 28, 11).
‘Catcher in the Rye,:  J. D. Salinger book.  ‘Salinger: A legacy beyond reality, (Jan 29,10).
 Cats: See also Animals, Dec 22, 09. Cat hoarding. `Horror, in `a nice neighborhood,’  Animals, (Jan 8, 10).  `The death of not just any ol’ cat,’  (Sep 20, 10). 
Ceballos, Cedric:   Former Phoenix Suns player.  “Cedric Ceballos:  Another Example,” re heart attack, (Nov 23, 11).
Cellphones:  Including abuse and addiction, `An ear to a sorry future,’ (Apr 22, 10).  `Ban vehicles with automatic transmissions,’  (May 1, 12)
Cesmat, Brad:  Channel 3, sports.  Live broadcast of McGwire’s batting practice in 1998`McGuire Far from Superman of ’98 in Phoenix,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 13, 10).
Chappaquiddick:  Island in Atlantic Ocean where Senator Ted Kennedy had a tragic car accident.  “Chappaquiddick revisited,” (April 3, 12).

Channel Islands N.P.:  See also Journals, August 24, 11.

Child, Lee:  Pseudonym for the thriller writer Jim Grant, author of the Jack Reacher novels,.  `Slumming with Lee Child and “The Enemy,” (June 28, 10).
Child abuse:  “Sandusky’s ‘hush money,’ at Penn State, (Jly 13, 12).
Chile:  See also Mines and Mining, Roberto Bolano. 
Chomsky, Noam:  American philosopher.  ‘Catching up with Noam,’ Noam Chomsky views on Social Security and privatization,  (Jan 18, 13).
Christmas: See Biltmore Fashion Park 
Civil rights:  `The Giffords Shootings and `L’affaire El Rey,’ Jan 18, 11. 
Cochise:  (1810-1874) Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.  “A trip to the land of Cochise,” in southeastern Arizona, trip journal, (Nov 10, 11).
Cochise Stronghold:  in Dragoon Mountains, southeastern Arizona.  “A trip to the land of Cochise,” in southeastern Arizona, trip journal, (Nov 10, 11).
Columbia, Kentucky:  `Counting birds in unison,’ (Feb 18, 10).
Colvin, Marie:  Jounralist killed in Syria.  “The death of Marie Colvin,” (Feb 23, 12). 
Commemorations:  See also Observances.
Computers:  ‘Computer problems?  Try a toothpick or paperclip,’ Feb 14, 13.
Connors, Bill: The late sports editor at the Tulsa World.  `The Mick and me:  Lessons of a young sports writer.’  (Oct 21, 10)
Conservatism:  `The hypocrisy of conservatives,’  (Mar 11, 10), .`Cantor’s lie will last a long time,’ (Mar 26, 10). 
Corporations:  The real danger,  `One Man, One Vote:  What a Laugh,’ Political Scene, (Jan 22, 10).
Cooperstown, NY:  Home of Baseball of Fame.  “The Cooperstown blahs,” (Dec 3, 13)..
Coyotes:  The animal, not the hockey team.  ‘Four coyotes,’ re missed photo op in North Mountain Park, (Jan 30, 13).
Credit cards:   `Travel aftermath:  Credit card mysteries,’ (Feb 22, 10)
Creosote: Desert plant and category explanation re Among the Creosote, `Categorically Speaking,’  Blog Stuff, (Dec 23, 09).
Crime:  `A rape is a rape, is a rape,’  re powerful Frenchman Dominque Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid, (July 1, 11).  `Scammed by a bell-ringer,’ (July 7, 11).
 Darwin, Charles:  English naturalist, aka Father of Evolution.  “ `The Darwin Walk’ ” in Shrewsbury,’ (Aug 3, 10).  `Darwin and a fantasy of the trapped Chilean miners,’ (Oct 7, 10).  `Darwin’s “Voyage” the best of a modest 2010 reading list,’ (Dec 30, 10).
Dean, James:  Actor. See also Rebel Without A Cause.  `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).
Death:  “Memorial Day in the dust,” (May 28, 12).  ‘Natural Causes,’ April 27, 13).
Deaths, individuals:  James C. (Jim) Bosold.  `Jim died,’ (Mar 10, 10).  Personal list of 2010, `Death and David Nelson,’ (Jan 13, 11). “Early deaths of pro athletes:  What’s going on?” (Nov 5, 11).  “Those deaths of 2011 and Lee Roy Selmon,” (Jan 9, 12).  ‘My personal 2012 Death List,’ (Jan 25, 13).
Democracy:  On the ropes, `One Man, One Vote:  What a laugh!’ (Jann 22, 10).
Deer Valley Rock Art Center:  In Phoenix, Arizona.  “Along an ancient stream,” (May 7, 12).
Desert Botanical Garden:  Phoenix.  ‘An afternoon in the Garden,’ (Mar 2, 13). “The cactus sun dial,” (Je 20, 13).
Diamond Head:  Volcanic crater near Honolulu.  “Inside the crater, among the masses,” re hiking up to the summit, (Dec 28, 13).
Dieting:  “Fast or Not,” (Nov 26, 13).
Dog Alley:  An alley in Phoenix.   `Dog Alley:  Fear and pretentiousness in America,’ (Aug 26, 10). `Dog Alley No. 2:  A flowerbed of books,’ (Aug 28, 10).   `Dog Alley No. 3:  The book-arranger,’ (Sep 9, 10).  The homeless, `Dog Alley No. 4:  Not in America,’  (Sep 15, 10). ‘Dog Alley No. 5:  Not just any Bible,’ (Nov 23, 11).  ‘Dog Alley No. 6:  A Bible delivered,’ (Nov 29, 11).  ‘Dog Alley No. 7:  His name was Chaco,” (Nov 29, 11).  Mad Men:  Still standing after all these months,” re Ed Lane poster at the start of the alley, (Jly 31 , 12).
Dogs:  Dogs that run wild and kill.  `The death of not just any ol’ cat,’ (Sep 20, 10.)
Doomsday:  `The aliens on this planet,’  (May 21, 11).
Dos Cabezas Mountains:  Southeast of Willcox, AZ.  “A trip to the land of Cochise,” in southeastern Arizona, trip journal, (Nov 10, 11).
D V Nails:  At Colonnade Mall.  Personal adventure, `Pedicure, said I,’  (Jan 6, 10)
Dragoon Mountains:  Home of Cochise Stronghold.  “A trip to the land of Cochise,” in southeastern Arizona, trip journal, (Nov 10, 11).
El Rey Cafe:  Site of Arizona’s first civil rights sit-in in 1963.  `The Giffords Shootings and `L’affaire El Rey,’ Jan 18, 11.
Elections:  “Will the ’12 election turnout beat Reagan-Carter?” in Arizona, (April 29, 12).
England:  `Journal of Trip to England,’ (Jly 11-30, 10).  `England:  The best, the worst and other thoughts,’ (Aug 2, 10).
Equinox and Solstice:  Weather and sky conditions.  2009 Winter, (Dec 21, 09).  2010 Spring (Mar 20, 10).  `Summer Solstice,’ (June 21, 10).  Autumn’s equinox, 2010,’ (Sep 22, 10).  Winter solstice in Phoenix, 2010 (Dec 21, 10). `Summer Solstice, 2011,’  (June 21, 11).
Europcar:  Rental car agency.  See blog of Feb 22, 10.
Exercise:  See also Walking, `Dueling Pedometers, (Jan 15, 10).  Walking, `Taking Steps,(May 1, 10) Moderate steps, `Not all steps are equal,’ (May 28, 10). `Number of steps in a lifetime?’ (Je 4, 10).
Eye surgery:  See also Cataracts, Macular hole.  `Finally, driving again at night,’  (June 21, 11).
Family: “A father writes to his son:  War stories or revelations?” (Jan 1, 11). “Mother’s Day:  It can’t pass soon enough,”  (May 13, 12). 
Film:  See also `Rebel Without A Cause.’  `Dennis Hopper and the dwindling cast of ”Rebel,’ ”  (May 29, 10). The Wet Kiss revisited:  An Oahu experience, ,’  March 21, 11.  ‘Michelle and the Oscars,’ criticizing Michelle Obama appearance, (Feb 26, 13).  ‘Serious and making money, yet . . .,’ (Jan 11, 13).  “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” (Nov 26, 13).
Film reviews:  Invictus,  `America’s Invictus moment nowhere in sight,’ Political Stew and Reel Life, (Jan 18, 10).  Jounalists depicted in Crazy Heart and Mr. 3000, `Secondary roles, major flops,’ (Feb 28, 10). The anti-war Green Zone, (Apr 2, 10).   `Precious: That rare moment of clarity,’ (May 18, 10).  `War Dance:  The magic of music in a ravaged land,’ (Sep 18, 10). `Fair Game and a nose-dive into shallow waters,’ (Nov 28, 10).  .`Sick of those sappy film classics at Christmas?  Try the dark side,”  (Dec 27, 10).  “‘The Descendants’ as propaganda,” (Feb 6, 12).’Take This Waltz’:  On being semi-happy,” (Jly 15, 12).  “Michael Shannon:  Perfect face for ‘The Iceman,'” (Je 3, 13).
Finances, personal:  `After the dust cleared,’ (August 6, 11).
Flowers:  See also Desert Botainical Garden et al.  ‘Winter’s remnants,’ from my driveway garden, (Apr 22, 13). ‘The cactus sun dial,’ (Je 20, 13). 
Food:  Searching for the perfect buffet. `My kingdom for a good buffet,’ Among the Creosote,  (Jan 5, 10).  “Killing and
your food:  Chicken that is stress-free,” (Oct 22, 10).
Fort Bowie National Historic Site:  near Willcox, AZ.  “A trip to the land of Cochise,” in southeastern Arizona, trip journal, (Nov 10, 11).
From Here to Eternity:  The 1953 film classic.   The Wet Kiss revisited:  An Oahu experience, ,’  March 21, 11.
Galarraga, Armando:  MLB pitcher whose perfect game was ruined by umpire Jim Joyce, `Bang-bang at first base,’ (Je 2, 10).
Games:  See also Words With Friends.
Gardens: . See also Desert Botanical Garden.  ‘Frost Patrol:  Winners and Losers,’ (Jan 17, 13). ‘Winter’s remnants,’ from my driveway garden, (Apr 22, 13).  ‘Shuffling along on the first day of summer,’ (Je 21, 13).
Giffords, Gabrielle:  Arizona Congresswoman shot on January 8, 2011, in Tucson:  `The Giffords Shootings and `L’affaire El Rey,’ Jan 18, 11.  “If I were Gabby Giffords . . . ,” (Jan 10, 12)
Global warming:  “What the cormorant is telling us,” (May 11, 12)..
Government:  ‘Sometimes government needs to think like a juicer,’ spend to escape deficit, (May 4, 12). “Two hallowed ideas of conservatives aren’t working,” (May 12, 12). 
Great Backyard Bird Count:  `Counting in unison,’  (Feb 18, 10)
Greyhound racing:  End of an era, `The Last Greyhound Race,’ Animals and Among the Creosote, (Dec 20,09).
Gun Control:  “Had gun, didn’t help,’ re DA Mike McClelland of Kaufmann Co, TX, (Apr 1, 13).

Gunderson, Buzz:  Character in `Rebel Without A Cause.’  See Corey Allen, June 30, 10.

Hall, Max:  Cardinals rookie quarterback.  “Max Hall:  So what’s the big deal?” (Oct 19, 10). described, `DA:  An eye on the hearse,’ (Nov 28, 10).
Halloween:  “Our Halloween, 2010, (Nov 1, 10). “Scream Night, 2011,” (Nov 1, 11). 
Hannity, Sean:  See Politics, May 4.
Hawaii:  See also Oahu.
Hayes, Ira:  Pima Indian and WWII flag-raiser on Iwo Jima.  “The Chillean miners:  Heroes no more — just like Ira Hayes.”  (Oct 12, 11).
Hayworth, J. D.  Arizona Republican politician.  `Voter amnesia, voter stupidity,’ (Apr 8,  10)
Health:  “Early deaths of former pro athletes:  What’s going on?” (Nov 5, 11).  “Cedric Ceballos:  Another example, (Nov 23, 11).  “To fast or not,” (Nov 26, 13).
Healthcare:  Reform, `In a perfect world . . .’ (Mar 22, 10).
Hiking:  ` “Cholla” Mountain:  Our annual Thanksgiving Day hike, 2010,’ (Nov 26, 10).  “Lookout Mountain summit:  A small pleasure,” (April 10, 11.)  `A walk in the park, and the “lost” Japanese woman,’ (Oct 26, 11).  “A hiking journal:  January 2012,” (Jan 3, 12).  “A hiker’s journal: February 2012,” (Feb 1, 12).  “A hiker’s journal: March 2012,” “A hiker’s journal: April 2012.”  “A nice little death march,” re the Alta-Bajada trails, (April 30, 12).  ‘A hiker’s journal: May 2012,’ (May 3, 12).  “A hiker’s log:  June 2012,” (June 18, 12).  “A hiker’s jounral:  July 2012,” (Jly 29, 12).  ‘A hiker’s diary,’ (Jan 9, 13).   ‘A hiker’s diary, (Feb 5, 13).   A hiker’s diary: February 2013, (Mar 4, 13).
Hobbies:  `The joy of indexing,’  (July 19, 11). 
Hohokam:  Native people living in long ago Phoenix area.  “Along an ancient stream,” (May 7, 12).
Homelessness:  `Dog Alley No. 4:  Not in America,’  (Sep 15, 10).
Honda:  .’The life and good times of a Honda Civic,’ re my 2006 car, (Mar 15, 13). 
Hopper, Dennis:  Actor.  Death of, `Dennis Hopper and the dwindling cast of Rebel,’ (May 29, 10). 
Horton, Ray:  Cardinals defensive coordinator, 2011-.  `The Big Yawn:  The Cardinals hire a defensive coordinator,’  (Feb 9, 11).  `A day in the life of Ray Horton,’ (Feb 11, 11).
Human folly:  “What the cormorant is telling us,” re climate change, (May 11, 12) ‘Had gun, didn’t help,’ re Mike McLelland, Kaufamn Co., TX, DA, and gun control, (Apr 1, 13). ‘A slaughtering tribe,’ re whales, (May 11, 13) . ‘Cellphones as menace on the trail,’ (Mar 14, 13).  ‘Ralph was right,’ re corporationism and Ralph Nader, (Mar 3, 13).
Illegal Immigration:  `Profiling the car:  An Arizona case,’ (May 7, 10).
Insects:  See also Tarantula.
Indians:  American Indians.  ‘Another vanished tribe,’ re Prescott Culture nr Willow Lake, AZ, (Mar 18, 13).
Investing:  Personal annual review, `Taking Stock of the Market’ for 2009, Money Honey (Jan 1, 10).  “My stocks:  A relatively good 2011,” (Jan 4, 12). 
Iowa caucus:  An arcane presidential nomination process.  “The Iowa Caucus:  A-Paul-ing,” re candidate Ron Paul, (Jan 3, 12).
Jamal, Ahmad:  Jazz pianist, composer.  `Catching up with Ahmad,’ (Sep 26, 11). 
Jehovah’s Witnesses:  Religious sect.  “The God thing,” (May 30, 12).
Jezebel:  Our cat.  aka Jezzie, Jezz.  `The death of not just any ol’ cat,’ Sep 20, 10. 
Jobs:  A complete personal list.  `The Jobs I’ve Had, No One Wants,’ Among the Creosote, (Dec 25, 09). `A bridge over the River Kwai?  No, San Francisco Bay, (July  5, 11).
Journalism:  As depicted on film, `Secondary roles, major flops,’ (Feb 28, 10).  `Another layoff by Gannett:  30 Employees Axed at Republic,’ (June 21, 11).  `Gannett layoff underwhelms Wall Street,’  (June 22, 11).  “The death of Marie Colvin,” (Feb 23, 12). 
Journals:  `Oahu Journal:  A winter visit, 2011,’  (Jan 22-30, 11).  `A cataract-surgery journal:  Part I,” (April 19, 11).  `A cataract-surgery journal:  Part II,’ (April 21, 11). `A cataract surgery journal:  Part III,’  (May 3, 11).  `Macular hole surgery:  A journal,’ (June 1-20, 11).  `A California Journal,’  re Morro Bay, (August 13, 11), re Pismo Beach, (August 18, 11), re Channel Islands Nationa Park (August 24, 11), re Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, (August 29, 11).
Joyce, Jim:  Major League Baseball umpire.  `Bang-bang at first base,’ (Je 2, 10).
Juicing:  Mainlining fruits and vegetables via a juicer.  “An adventure in juicing,” (April 26, 12).  “Sometimes government needs to think like a juicer,” (May 4, 12).  “To fast or not,” (Nov 26, 13).
Kennedy, Ted:  The late senator from Massachusetts.  “Chappaquiddick revisited,” (April 3, 12). 
Kerouac, Jack:  American writer.  `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).
Kings Canyon N.P.:  In California.  See also Journals, August 29, 11.
Knox, Amanda:  American student freed by Italian court after serving time for murder.  “Amanda Knox:  Another disgusting American fairytale,” (Oct 4, 11).
Kopechne, Mary Jo:  Drowning victim at Chappaquiddick I. in 1979.  “Chappaquiddick revisited,” (April 3, 12).
Kush, Frank.  Former ASU football coach.  Coverups, `The Frank Kush link to  Mike Leach,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 2, 10).  `Humpty Dumpty put together again,’ (Oct 31, 11).
La Boheme:  Puccini opera.   “Opera and Monster Jams:  A Common Ground?” Among the Creosote, (Feb 2, 10).
Landfills:  See also Murders, landfills.
Laie:  Town on northeastern shore of Oahu.  “In Mormon-ville for the last supper,” (Dec 30, 13).
LaRussa, Tony: Manager, St. Louis Cardinals.  Mention re Mark McGuire. `McGwire’s Confession:  Much to Dislike.’  Sports World, (Jan 12, 10)
Lawrence, D. H.   English author.  See also Books, Dec 30, 09.
Lee, Harper:  Author of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’  “Harper Lee and that eternal question,” (Feb 7, 12).
Leinart, Matt:  Arizona Cardinals quarterback, 2006-2010, `For some fans, it’s about the player, the team be damned,’ (Aug 30, 10).  `The big good-bye to Leinart and his contract,’ (Aug 31, 10).  `The last sad pass for Matt Leinart,’ (Sep 3, 10).  `Leinart deserved every dollar,’ (Sep 4, 10).   `Leinart in Texas could have repercussions in Arizona,’ (Sep 6, 10)
London, Jack.  American writer.  `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).
Long Row:  A new look:  “Not always better, but a change,” re blog’s format, (Jan 1, 12). ‘A hiatus,’ re dry spell in publication, (Jan 4, 13).
Lookout Mountain:  Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  “Lookout Mountain summit:  A small pleasure,” (April 10, 11).
Love, Lisa:  ASU vice president/athletics.  Baseball woes, `The Pat Murphy Departure,’ SportsWorld, (Dec 14, 09).
Macular hole:  `Macular hole surgery:  A journal,’ (June 1, 11). 
Mandela, Nelson:  National unity, `America’s Invictus moment nowhere in sight,’ Political Stew and Reel Life, (Jan 18, 10) 
Mantle, Mickey: Former New York Yankees outfielder.  `The Mick and me:  Lessons of a young sports writer,’ (Oct 21, 10).
`Martin Eden:’  Book by Jack London.  `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).
McCain, John:  U.S. Senator from Arizona.  `Voter amnesia, voter stupidity,’ (Apr 8, 10).  “John McCain’s same old bull,” (Jan 4, 12).
McCovey, Willie:  Former Giants first baseman.  `The Mick and me:  Lessons of a young sports writer,’ (Oct 21, 10) 
McGwire, Mark.  Former MLB player.  Steroid use, `McGwire’s Confession:  Much to Dislike,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 12, 10).  His memorable ’98 batting practice in Phoenix, `McGwire Far From Superman of ’98 in Phoenix,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 13, 10)
Media:  See also Tabloids.and Newspapers.
Memorial Day:  See also Cemeteries.
Mesa Verde National Park:  2010 trip, `Trip to snowy Mesa Verde,’ (Mar 16, 10) 
Military:  `Muhammad Ali and the real draft-dodgers — our fathers, (June 23, 11)
Milvian Bridge:  Roman bridge across the Tiber.  Re photo caption for About, `Not the Milvian Bridge,’ Corrections, (Dec 26, 09).
Mines and Miners: `Darwin and a fantasy of the trapped Chilean miners,’ (Oct 7, 10).  “The Chillean miners:  Heroes no more — just like Ira Hayes,” (Oct 12, 11).
Miracle Mile Deli:  20th St and Camelback.  Discount card squeeze.  `My kingdom for a good buffet,’ Food Stuff, (Jan 5, 10).
Mitchell, Harry:  Arizona’s 5th District Congressman.  Re Healthcare vote.  `The Thank You Harry rally falls dark,’ (Mar 24, 10)
Money:  See also Investing.
Monster Jams:  “Opera and Monster Jams:  A Common Ground?” Among the Creosote, (Feb 2, 10).
Moore, Oklahoma:  See Weather, May 22, 13
Mormons:  Church of Latter Day Saints. “In Mormonville for the last supper,” re Temple and college at Laie, Oahu, (Dec 31, 13). 
Morro Bay, California:  Seaside city NW of San Luis Obispo.  See also Journals, August 13, 11.
Morro Rock:  In Sequoia N.P.  See also Journals, August 29, 11, re reaching the summit and vista points.
Mothers:  “Mother’s Day can’t pass soon enough,” (May 13, 12).
Mountain biking:  “Loneliness on a mountain bike,” review of documentary, Ride The Divide, (May 25, 12).   
Murders:    See also Jodi Arias.  `Three houses, three tragedies,’ (Je 1, 10).  “Aurora and Mr. Pearce of Arizona,” re mass shootings in a Colorado theater and the champion of open gun laws, (Jly 23, 12). 
Murders, landfills:  “Another landfill search ends in failure,” re 5 yo Jesshye Shockley, (June 28, 12).. 
Murphy, Pat:  Former ASU baseball coach.  Timing of his forced resignat’An idol gone,’ re death of Stan Musial, (Jan 23, 13)..ion, `The Pat Murphy Departure,’ SportsWorld, (Dec 14, 09).
Musial, Stan:  Baseball player with St. Louis Cardinal.  ‘An idol gone,’ re death of Stan Musial, (Jan 23, 13).
Music and dance:  See also Ahmad Jamal, Film Reviews, Sep 18, 10.
Nader, Ralph:  ‘Ralph was right,’ re corporationism, in 1967, (Mar 3, 13).
Nash, Steve:  Phoenix Suns NBA star.  ” ‘We want Steve,’ Yes, but not next season.” re Nash’s possible last game in a Suns uniform, (April 25, 12).
Nelson, David:  Actor, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. TV show.  Died January 11, 2011,.   `Death and David Nelson,’  January 13, 11.
Newspapers:  Advertising v. journalism, `Ominous sign at USA Today,’ (Aug 28, 10).
North Mountain Park:  Park in northern Phoenix, Arizona.  “A hiker’s journal:  April 2012.”
Nugent, Ted:  American musician and voice of the far right in America.  “Ted Nugent, Muhammad Ali and Racism in America,” (April 28, 12).
Oahu:  Island in Hawaii.  `Oahu Journal:  A winter visit, 2011,’  (Jan 22-30, 11).  `Caged on Waikiki,’ (Feb 3, 11). `Hidden Oahu and the Pali Highway, (Feb 10, 11). “Christmas in the ‘Islands’ (Dec 20, 13).  “Limping to Paradise” (Dec 21, 13).  “A zig and a zag across the Pacific,” (Dec 24, 13).  “An Oahu Christmas after all,” (Dec 27, 13). “Inside the crater, among the masses, re hiking Diamond Head, (Dec 28, 13). “In the President’s footsteps,” hiking the Pillbox Trail, (Dec 29, 13).  “Looking for turtles at Turtle Bay,” (Dec 30, 13).  “In Mormon-ville for the last supper,”  in Laie, (Dec 31, 13).
Oates, Joyce Carol:  American writer.  “Chappaquiddick revisited,” re her book “Black Water,”  (April 3, 12).
Obama, Barrack:  Divisiveness in America,  `America’s Invictus moment nowhere in sight,’ Political Stew and Reel Life, (Jan 18, 10) Alleged affair with Vera Baker, `Obama affair:  A Non-Story,’ (May 6, 10).  `Here’s a flash:  It was George Bush, not Obama, who nailed Bin Laden,’ (May 2, 11).  “In the President’s footsteps,” hiking the Pillbox Trail, (Dec 29, 13).
Obama, Michelle:  First Lady.   ‘Michelle and the Oscars,’ a criticism, (Feb 26, 13).
Observances:  “Mothers Day:  It can’t pass soon enough,” (May 13, 12).  “Memorial Day in the dust,” (May 28, 12).
Oil spill:  Gulf of Mexico, `Newspapers:  The Oil-Spill Connection,’ (May 4, 2010)
`On the Road.’  Book by Jack Kerouac.  `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).
Opera:   See also La Boheme.  “Opera and Monster Jams:  A Common Ground?” Among the Creosote, (Feb 2, 10)
Palladium:  The precious metal.  Investing,  `An adventure into palladium,” (Nov 10, 10).
Paul, Ron:  Republican presidential candidate, 2012.  “The Iowa Caucus:  A-Paul-ing,” (Jan 3, 12).
Pearce Russell:  Former president of Arizona Senate.  “Aurora and Mr. Pearce of Arizona,” re shootings in a Colorado theater, (Jly 23, 12).
Pedicure:  A male’s personal adventure.  `Pedicure, said I,’  (Jan 6, 10)
Pedometers:  Omron HJ-303, `Dueling Pedometers,’ Exercise, (Jan 15, 10).
Penn State:  See also Child abuse, re ex-football coach’s sexual molestations..
Personal.  Junk in the house. `The Where Is Calls.’ (Dec 11, 09). Re religious songs, `Standing Up for Sitting Down,’ (Dec 12, 09). `Pedicure, said I,’ (Jan 6, 10). ‘Old friendships bring back specter of death,’ (May 15, 13). “A sad farewell to the trumpet,” (Je 7, 13).  ‘Old friendships bring back specter of death,’ (May 15, 13)..’The life and good times of a Honda Civic,’ re my 2006 car, (Mar 15, 13).
Petroglyphs:  Aka rock art.  See also Deer Valley Rock Art Center.
Phoenix Public Library:  `The new library;  A cafe and other sad changes,’  (June 15, 10).
Phoenix Suns:  NBA team.  ” ‘We want Steve:’  Yes, but not next season,”  (April 25, 12).
Photography:  See also Cameras.  “When great art makes you feel bad,” (May 27, 12). “Art in the Natural World,” (Nov 27, 13).
Picacho Peak State Park:  Arizona.  `Picacho Peak:  Wildflower season a dud,’ Among the Creosote, (Mar 10, 10).
Piestewa Peak:  aka Squaw Peak, popular Phoenix hiking trail.  “Sermon on the Mount,”  on high with Alhambra football coach and his players, (Jan 26, 12).
Pigeons. See Animals, Dec 22, 09.
Pismo Beach, California:  See also Journal, August 18, 11. 
Plants:  See Creosote.
Politics:  See also Birthers.  And birds,  `Counting in unison,’  (Feb 18, 10).  Globe story, `Obama affair:  A Non-Story,’ (May 6, 10).  `Here’s a flash:  It was George Bush, not Obama, who nailed Bin Laden,’ (May 2, 11).  Water-boarding, birthers, deathers, `A “boarder” searches for truth,’  (May 3, 11).  `Poor Sean Hannity:  Doesn’t he get it?’ (May 4, 11).  `The Weinter affair,’  Congressman Anthony Weiner and Internet sexual photos, (June 7, 11).  `Tom:  Anatomy of an `elitist’ and an enemy of America,’  (August 3, 11). “Is the tipping point near?” re GOP and redistricting, (Nov 3, 11).  Will the 2012 election turnout beat Reagan-Carter? (Apr 29, 12).  “Sometimes government needs to think like a juicier,” (May 4, 12).  “Two hallowed ideas of conservatives aren’t working,” re deregulation and austerity, (May 12, 12).  ‘The Arizona goose-step;  Not everyone does it,’ re art and politics, particularly Gov Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, (Mar 4, 13).
Ponte Castio:  Roman bridge across the Tiber.  See Milvian Bridge.
Propaganda:  See also Michael Savage.  `Newspapers:  The Oil-Spill Connection,’ May 4, 10.  `Lies, distortions and disappointments in a sinking America, No. 1,’ (August 11, 11).
`Pudd’nhead Wilson’:  Novel by Mark Twain, misinterpreted for propaganda by Michael Savage, `Pudd’nhead Obama?’ (Apr 9, 10)
Quinn, Brady:  Denver Broncos No. 2 quarterback.  And relationship with Derek Anderson, `The far side of football,’ (Dec 16, 10). 
Racism:  “Ted Nugent, Muhammad Ali and Racism in America,” (April 28, 12). 
Rasey, Uan:  Studio trumpeter, played theme song in film ‘Chinatown’.  ‘A farewell to the trumpet,’ (Je 7, 13).
Reading: `Another Disappointing Reading List,’ (Dec 30, 09). Miracle Mile Deli, the best place to eat and read, `My kingdom for a good buffet,’ Food Stuff, (Jan 5, 10).  `Darwin’s “Voyage” the best of a modest 2010 reading list,” (Dec 30, 10). ‘ “Hemingway’s Boat,” best of 2012 reading list, (Jan 8, 13).
Reagan, Ronald:  Former U.S. President.  False-god of the right, `Tea Partiers Awakened — Too Late,’ (April 20, 10)
`Rebel Without A Cause:’  American film (1955) starring James Dean..  `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).  `Dennis Hopper and the dwindling cast of ”Rebel,’ ”  (May 29, 10).  `Corey Allen:  Two scenes and immortality,’ June 30, 10.
Religion:  See also Jehovah’s Witnesses.  “The God thing,” Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door, (May 30, 12).
Restaurants:  “The Hemingway cafe, re Wildflower Bread Co.  (Je 22, 13).
Rice, Condoleezza: Former Secretary of State under Geo W Bush.  Love letters, `W. and Condi: What a Scoop!’ Media Matters, (Jan 5, 10). Love letters, `Condi-Bush story: Rip-off journalism,’ Media Matters, (Jan 7, 10).
Roadside attractions:  Also see “The Thing.’
Rock art:  “Along an ancient stream,” (May 7, 12).
Romance:  “The road to a good woman,” re traveling with her, (Jly 28, 12).
Romney, Mitt:  GOP presidential candidate in 2012.  “Where are the birthers when you want them?” (May 11, 12).
Salinger, J. D.  Death, `Salinger: A legacy beyond reality,’ The Writing Life, (Jan 29, 10).
Savage, Michael.  Right-wing radio talk show host.  “Pudd’nhead’ Obama?” (Apr 9, 10). Spreads rumor about Gulf Oil Spill and North Korea, `Newspapers:  The oil-spill connection,’  (May 3, 10).
Sequoia N.P.  In California.  See also Journals, August 29, 11.
Shannon, Michael.  American actor.  “Michael Shannon:  Perfect face for ‘The Iceman,’ ” (Je 3, 13).
Shopping:  See also Biltmore Fashion Park.
Shrewsbury, England:  “ `The Darwin Walk’ in Shrewsbury,” (Aug 3, 10).
Skelton, John:  Cardinals’ No. 3 quarterback in 2010.  Mentioned, `DA:  An eye on the hearse,’ (Nov 28, 10).  `The odd couple:  Tim Tebow and John Skelton,’ (Dec 12, 10).
Smith, Troy:  San Francisco 49ers quarterback.  `The ugliest of games:  DA v. Troy Smith,’ (Nov 30, 10).
Smith, W. Eugene:  (1918-1978) Noted photographer for Life magazine.  “When great art makes you feel bad,” (May 27, 12).
Social Security:  ‘Catching up with Noam,’ Noam Chomsky views,  (Jan 18, 13).
Solstices and equinoxes:  See Equinoxes and Solstices.
South Mountain Park:  World’s largest city park, in southern Phoenix.  “A nice little death march,” re the Alta-Bajada trails, (April 30, 12).
Sports:  See also Arizona Cardinals, Mark McGwire, Mountain biking, Steroids.   ASU baseball and coverups. `The Pat Murphy Depar;ture,’ SportsWorld, (Dec 14, 09).  Commentary on fans, `Sports, the Chinamen and Me,’ SportsWorld,  (Dec 28, 09).  Coverups, `Frank Kush and the Link to Mike Leach,’  SportsWorld, (Jan 2, 09).  Umpiring by sound, (Apr 9, 16). Team mascots re the Fighting Artichokes of Scottsdale CC, ‘That artichoke thing’ (Apri 30, 16).
Sports fans:  A personal view. `Sports, the Chinamen and Me,’ SportsWorld, (Dec 28, 09)
Sports wrtiers and sports writing:   `The Mick and me:  Lessons of a young sports writer,’  (Oct 21, 10).  “Sports writers and the awards farce,” (April 23, 12).  “Those vanishing acts at Chase Field,” re Arizona Republic’s failure to cover visiting teams, (April 24, 12).
Stalkers:  ‘First celebrity stalker added to ’12 death list,’ re Eddie Waitkus shooter Ruth Ann Steinhagen, (Mar 24, 13). 
Stark, Jim:  Film character.  See also `Rebel Without A Cause.’ 
Stanfield, Estelle:  aka Betty.  A friend and former neighbor who died in 2005.  “Estelle’s gift,”  (April 20, 12).
Straus-Kahn, Dominique:  Former head of the IMF.   `A rape is a rape, is a rape,’  (July 1, 11).
Susan G Komen for The Cure Foundation:  Non-profit, support for women’s health.  “Bad omen for Komen,” (Feb 3, 12).
Tabloids:  `W. and Condi: What a Scoop!’  Media/Inside Story, (Jan 5, 10).  `Condi-Bush story:  Rip-off journalism,’ Media/Inside Story, (Jan 7, 10) Globe story, `Obama affair:  A Non-Story,’ (May 6, 10).
Tarantula:  The spider.  ‘Mrs. Desert Tarantula,’ seen on hike, (Feb 5, 13).
 Tea Party.  Political movement, 2010-.   Rally in Phoenix, (March 28, 10). Asleep at the wheel, `Voter amnesia, voter stupidity,’ (Apr 8, 10) `Tea Partiers Awakened — Too Late,’ (April 20, 10).  “Where are the birthers when you want them?” (May 11, 12).  `Aliens on this planet,’ (May 21, 11)
Tebow, Tim:  Denver Broncos No. 3 quarterback, goes to NY Jets in 2012.  `The odd couple:  Tim Tebow and John Skelton,’ (Dec 12, 10).  “The insanity of Tebow mania,” (Jan 16, 12).
“The Thing:”  Roadside attraction west of Willcox, Arizona.  `What is that “Thing,” really?” (Nov 14, 11).
Tivoli, TX:  Birds,  `Counting in unison,’  (Feb 18, 10).
Trumpet:   See also Uan Rasey.  “A farewell to the trumpet,”  (Je  7, 13).
Tucson Electric Park:  The last Diamondbacks spring game. `A cold farewell in Tucson,’  (Mar 31, 10).
Tulsa World:  Oklahoma newspaper.  `The Mick and me:  Lessons of a young sports writer,’  (Oct 21, 10).
Turtles:  See also Oahu re Turtle Bay.  “Looking for turtles at Turtle Bay, (Dec 30, 13).

Twain, Mark:  American author.  Misinterpreted scene, “Pudd’nhead’ Obama?’ (Apr 9, 10).

Umpiring, baseball: Umpiring by sound, (Apr 9, 16).

Upton, Justin:  Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder.  Bad times, `No joy in UpTown,’  (July 6, 10).

U.S. Supreme Court:  The horrible Citizens United decision, `One Man, One Vote:  What a Laugh,’ Political Scene, (Jan 22, 10).
USA Today:  National newspaper.  `Ominous signs at USA Today,’ (Aug 28, 10)
Voters, American:  Criticism of, `Voter amnesia, voter stupidity,’ (Apr 8, 10) 
Walking:  10,000 step program, `Dueling Pedometers,’ Exercise, (Jan 15, 10). Moderate steps, `Not all steps are equal,’ (May 28, 10).  `Number of steps in a lifetime?’, (Je 4, 10).  `Slavery to a pedometer and Striking Distance,’ (Oct 1, 10).  `The 4 millionth step,’  (Dec 16, 10).
Warner, Kurt.  Cardinals quarterback.  Value of,   `The Warners, er, Cardinals,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 21,10).  `Cardinals transition:  Kurt Warner to Beanie Wells?” (Sep 28, 10) Mentioned, Cardinals in free fall, `The Whiz’s four biggest mistakes,’ Dec 6, 10.
Washington, Booker T.  See also Jounrals, August 29, 11, re Booker T. Washington Tree in Sequoia, NP.
Weather:  Phoenix drought, `A Raindrop Fell Today!’ Among  the Creosote, (Dec 7, 09).  Freezing temps, `Frost Patrol,’ Among the Creosote, (Dec 9, 09).   Special season report. `Winter Solstice Weather,’ Among the Creosote, (Dec 21, 09). Freezing temps, `Frost Patrol is Working, Well, Kinda,’ Among the Creosote, (Dec 26, 09).  `Our big winter storm,’ Among the Creosote, (Jan 19, 10).  `Our big winter storms: A summary, Among the Creosote (Jan 23, 10).  `Summer Solstice,’ (June 21, 10).  The hottest day of the year in Phoenix — a mere 117,’  (July 2, 11).  “Any rainy day is a great day in the desert,” (May 9, 12).  “What the cormorant is trying to tell us,” (May 11, 12).  ‘A tornado and blissful disregard,’ in Moore, OK, (May 22, 13).
Weiner, Anthony:  Congressman, D-NY, resigned over lewd Internet photos, `The Weiner affair,’  (June 7, 11).
Wells, Beanie: aka Chris Wells.  Arizona Cardinals running back.  `Cardinals transition:  Kurt Warner to Beanie Wells?” (Sep 28, 10). `The arrival of Ryan Williams:  Good-bye, Beanie,’ (May 1, 11).
Whales.  ‘Whaling wars: Fishing for the truth,’ (Mar 18, 13).  ‘A slaughtering tribe,’ re humans interaction, (May 11, 13).
Whisenhunt, Ken.  Arizona Cardinals head coach.  Graded B for 2009,  `The Warners, er, Cardinals,’ SportsWorld, (Jan 21,10)   `Honeymoon at an end for the Whiz?’ (Sep 9, 10). Pittsburgh Steelers West, `Cardinals transition:  Kurt Warner to Beanie Wells?” (Sep 28, 10)  “Is the Whiz taking one for the organization?” (Nov 13, 10).  “Open up the offense:  It’s the only way out for the Cardinals now,” (Nov 15, 10).  `The Whiz’s four biggest mistakes,’ Dec 6, 10.
Wildflower Bread Company:  Phoenix cafe.  ‘The Hemingway cafe,’ (Je 22, 13).
Wildflowers:  `Picacho Peak:  Wildflower season a dud,’ Among the Creosote, (Mar 10, 10).  “The looming wildflower season,” (Jan 30, 12).  Wildflowers:  A chance meeting,” on Pass Mtn Trail, (Feb 23, 12).  Not so wild flowers, w/photos, (Mar 3, 13).
Wildlife:  The Mallards:  At home in a shopping mall’s fountain, (Apr 1, 10). ‘Four coyotes,’ re missed photo op, (Jan 30, 13).
Words With Friends:  Popular Scrabble-like game played online.  “Words With Friends:  No match for the crossword puzzle,” (May 14, 12).
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