Monday, July 13, 2009
Although I had no job, money or girlfriend my two years in Arivaca were two of the best in my life. Despite being out in the desert I actually had very good access to research materials. Mary Kasulaitis and Jeanne Ferris at the local Arivaca library had an uncanny ability to get material on inter-library loan. I also had a lot of free time. That meant that I could get a lot of writing done. I also could get a lot of reading done. Every Sunday I would spend all day out in the Chicken Shack smoking my hookah and reading. The weather in Arivaca was almost always conducive to such activities. Finally, the natural beauty of Arivaca and the friendly nature of its people is something I have never found elsewhere. I do not miss having no money or girlfriend, but I do miss Arivaca.