Tucson Quotes

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Barbara Kingsolver
“In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my daughter in a yellow dress. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again(15).”
Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson

Steven Magee
“We live in a society where interacting with government agents is a
potentially hazardous activity”
Steven Magee

David Foster Wallace
“...people outdoors here just scuttle in vectors from air conditioning to air conditioning. The sun is a hammer. I can feel one side of my face start to cook. The blue sky is glossy and fat with heat, a few thin cirri sheared to blown strands like hair at the rims.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Steven Magee
“At the age of 45, most days in Tucson were spent feeling like I was on the summit of Mauna Kea, as I was exhibiting debilitating health symptoms that corresponded to what I saw at very high altitude. I was later to find that I had erratic low blood oxygen levels after almost a decade of high altitude work.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Once my medical center was aware that I was pursuing workers compensation for occupational disease, I found that they would no longer treat me. When I asked why, I was told that they do not accept workers compensation patients. It is one of the largest hospitals in Tucson, Arizona. I found myself in a medical no-man’s land where I could not get on-going treatment from my established medical center.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Steven Magee’s body behaves as if it is permanently above 10,000 feet and causes chronic daily altitude sickness, even though he lives in Tucson, Arizona, USA.”
Steven Magee