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.

A 9/11 Letter to a South African


Dear Mary, Thank you for your interest in my 9/11 story, when I responded about this on Twitter.  I see you’re from Pretoria, a city I’ve been to.  Thank you again. I’ll start with the following:  Where I grew up … Continue reading

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Mitch, Paul, You’re Fired!


Picture the Oval Office as the boardroom in The Apprentice.  The Congressional team loses and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are summoned. Normally, on The Apprentice, the losing team is given a chance to explain.  President Trump makes sure the … Continue reading

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Charlottesville


You’ll get some history, with me analyzing and connecting dots.  You’ll also get my sarcasm, free of charge. No doubt, you’ve read and seen many news stories about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12th, 2017.       This is … Continue reading

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My Fellow White Americans.


Well, I am 0.1% East Asian, according to 23andMe.  I am also Jewish, so to these guys, I’m not white anyway. 😛  OK Read this, Katherine Fritz did a great job.   My fellow white Americans.

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Cynthia Nixon Sex in the City Governor of New York?!


When my wife told my Cynthia Nixon, (For the uninitiated, she played Miranda Hobbes in Sex in the City),  was mulling over running for Governor of New York State, I had to look for the news stories.     I may live … Continue reading

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Central Asians Knocking on China’s Door


I wrote previously about my Mom’s Central Asian ancestry.  According to 23andMe, I’m 0.1%  East Asian.  Maybe one day, that’ll be narrowed down, East Asia is a big place.       The first emperor of a united China, Qin Shih Huang … Continue reading

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King Alfred and the Cakes


For the full true story click on British History.  The following is my silly take: King Alfred had his version of his merry men, long predating Robin Hood.  Mix this with King Arthur and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. … Continue reading

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