Author Archives: tucsonmike

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.

Mr. Carson and My Library Visit


I’ve written about Downton Abbey and my favorite character, the butler Mr. Carson, played by Jim Carter.     Today, I was at my local library, the Wilmot Branch of the Pima County Public Library.  I was going to the front desk … Continue reading

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The Forest of Brexit


I’m an unashamed Anglophile, however, unlike many Americans, I don’t see Britain as a giant museum, (although the history is great).  My parents through their careers had British friends, and I’ve made many British friends through Michael Palin’s website and … Continue reading

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I Need One Million Hotel Rooms.


I’ve been watching Prof. Michael Wood’s series, The Story of China on Public Broadcasting. Many years ago, I was a Political Science major, specializing in China.   I’m enjoying the series and learning many new things. I read an article … Continue reading

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Prof. Bettany Hughes Marx Nietzsche Freud


I enjoy watching Professor Bettany Hughes.  She normally covers the ancient world, but in this case she did three episodes in the 19th Century.  The common element?  All three were German speakers, Karl Marx, Freidrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud.   … Continue reading

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Rural England is Dangerous


You must think me mad.  Pretty English villages, dangerous?  Sherlock Holmes will tell you they were.  I’m trying to remember which one.  They’re in a railroad compartment, traveling to the countryside.  Dr. Watson comments on how beautiful it is.  Sherlock … Continue reading

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Tucson Sisters in Crime, June 17th, 2017


Today was probably the safest Sisters in Crime meeting around.  The day was police officers and one fireman.  The afternoon was about arson investigation.  Did you know arson is a legal term?  The firemen use, “Human induced fire.”  Arson can … Continue reading

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Manchester


I’m an unabashed Anglophile; from Monty Python to Masterpiece Theater.  As with most people, I’m appalled by what happened in Manchester, on Monday May 22nd, 2017.       I live in Tucson, Arizona, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York and … Continue reading

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