Patterson finally gets his wish.
It sounds like Talton never liked the Valley of the Sun that much. I did not read Jon’s columns very ofter because they made absolutely no sense to me.
Really, if you do not like the desert there are 49 other states. I love it here and think it is an awesome place to live (and raise a 5th generation child.)
Talton finishes out his sad career at the Republic by taking a swipe at Tucson. His final sentence “the one thing Tucson will never again be is what so many long for: a small town.” I am not sure I agree but I am sure that there are a lot of small towns around Tucson (Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Vail, etc.) where lots of people seem to be very happily living and raising families. Maybe that is too mundane a concept for an enlightened figure like Jon.