Thoughts at Thanksgiving 2019


Life moves on, and today there is an ongoing Congressional impeachment investigation of Republican U.S. President Donald Trump. No one is above the law, and we will await the decision of the Democratic U. S. Congress. President Trump was sworn in in January 2017 and this is the biggest challenge of his administration. We are thankful for the Rule of Law in America.

But most of all, my family is feeling blessed and grateful to have a lovely granddaughter who is 19 months old and learning to speak English and German. Our heritage speaker son is attempting to raise her bi-lingual, to face the challenges of the 21st Century especially the climate crisis. They were recently visiting us over the Veteran’s Day weekend, so we had an early Thanksgiving dinner, cooked by our daughter-in-law.

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers at Blog for Arizona. We have a lot to be thankful for this November 2019 in Tucson. Democrats continue to dominate the Tucson City Council, and progressive Tucson will soon have the first Latina Mayor of Tucson, Regina Romero who will be sworn in on December 2nd, 2019. She is married to CD3 Congressman Raul Grijalva’s District Director Ruben Reyes.

Plan ahead as the 2020 Census is coming up next year, so be sure to answer their questions, to insure that everyone living in America will be accurately counted. The Census will be mostly conducted online this time.

Aloha at Thanksgiving.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving ahead with the possible Impeachment of 45th U.S. President Donald Trump (R): Only 1 week since I posted this. My husband and I spoke with CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva at the General Election Night party, and he was confident (back then) that the House of Representatives had enough votes, should they have to vote on such a serious action. Stay tuned.

    • Not sure if I’m a positive person, but thanks for your support. Happy Thanksgiving too. We just enjoyed a vegetarian buffet at Govinda’s, which just reopened after the bad fire to their facility this summer. Regards, Carolyn (not Caroline)

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