Here is some information that comes to me from the Kelley Nutritional Program for Cancer, a group I used to work with as a Nutritional Counselor.

I certainly wonder what stopped working for me.  When and why.  Maybe this offers some useful advice

 How to achieve a well-functioning metabolism  

From the College of Metabolic Medicine

"Self Test for the Different Metabolic Types"

You Hate Coffee
As you skip coffee in the morning you also lose the opportunity to accelerate your metabolism. Caffeine plays a key role in your resting metabolic rate.

Drink a cup of coffee before exercise and enjoy faster fat- and calorie-burning effects, according to Bulletproof.

Cardio Exercise
Some said that those who sweat heavily during exercise will lose more weight. That might help but a cardio workout could actually ruin your metabolism.

Try strength training instead that has been known effective to speed up metabolism. Developing more muscle triggers more fat burning process in the body.

One study suggested that at least 11 minutes of resistance training for three days a week could cause faster metabolic rate and increased fat- and calorie-burn.

Low Calories
Too many people believe that a low-calorie diet can help reduce weight. However, one research suggested that poor amounts of calories in the body could harm metabolism.

A low-calorie diet can affect the hormone leptin that sends signals to the brain when you should stop eating. Lack of leptin contributes to obesity.

Lack Of Sleep
Having enough sleep has long been known to help prevent weight gain. Previous research showed that disruptive sleep could lead to slow metabolic rate and higher risk of having diabetes and obesity.

Gut Bacteria
Add prebiotics to your diet to trigger some slimming gut bacteria. Raspberries, blueberries and coffee provide polyphenols that could help boost metabolism. Other fiber-rich fruits can also help.

Written by Darwin Malicdem for Medical Daily ~ July 19, 2019

So there you go.  It's been known for some time that there are about 12 different Metabolic Types, from heavy meat eater to total vegan.  Where do you fit in.  You might be surprised.



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Blanche Walsh, whose married name later would be Malley (Bill's mother) was only twelve years old when I was born to Margaret Paxton Gray and James Sidney Gray on July 21, 1937. She was part of our larger family which consisted mainly of much older relations living in the tiny Denver suburb of Arvada, Colorado (Population 1,082). The 1940 census would show seven of us residing at Rte, 1, Box 170, which was part of the 80 acres then remaining of the historic A.B. Cole ranch in the Ralston Valley. The photo taken showing me in her arms is from August of 1937, a few weeks after I was born at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver. The nurses at St. Anthony's were the perpetrators who gave me my childhood nickname which shall remain for present purposes UNLISTED and unremarked upon.

That is not exactly brief, but it explains who and where and when the photo was taken. The house in the background is now a historic landmark, still in the family, built in 1912 to replace an older house from 1867.




MONDAY LUNCHES: Always hosted by Richard Haskell at Denny’s, located on the Northeast corner of River and Oracle @ 12:30 p.m. 240.7015 to call for attendance.


July 20


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July 21


July 23

11:30 AM Lunch 

Laverna’s Coffee Shop 

220 S. Plumer Ave (S of Broadway) 

RSVP Dan at 404-6061 by 7/21

July 24

12 PM Lunch 

Mimi’s Café Tucson Mall 

Oracle & Wetmore (SW Corner of Mall Property) 

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July 26


Olive Garden Tucson Mall 

Oracle &  Wetmore 

(SW Corner of Mall Property) 

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July 29


Tuesday , July 30   11:30 AM Lunch 

Trident Grill II 2900 N. Swan Rd. (Plaza Palomino) 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2019    11:30 a.m.      

Little Anthony’s Diner, 7010 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ (just West of Kolb Rd)

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019     12 noon

 HA Long Bay, 7245 E. Tanque Verde 

Tuesday,  August 12, 2019        11:30 a.m.

 Shogun Japanese Restaurant, 5036 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704





Tuesday August 20, 2019      11:30 a.m.

Opa’s Best Greek American Cuisine, 4590 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

 Wednesday,  Aug 21, 2019    12:00 noon

 Fronimo's Greek Cafe, 3242 E. Speedway 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019         11:30 a.m.

Depot Sports Bar, 3501 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019    11:30 a.m.

 Poco and Mom’s  7000 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715  (Next to Canyon Crown)

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019  12:00 noon

 Poco and Mom's Cantina, 7000 E. Tanque Verde , Tucson

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019           11:30 a.m.  

Scordato's Pizzeria, 4911 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019            11:30 a.m. 

Jun Dynasty 2933 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019  12:00 noon

Black Bear Diner, 6095 E. Broadway Blvd. 

Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019     11:30 a.m.       

Silver Saddle, 310 E Benson Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85713





                               Prime Timers World Wide was founded in 1987 as a not-for-profit social organization with a mission to serve older Gay and Bi Men, as well as younger men who enjoy their company.  

Prime Timers has become the world's preeminent gay men's social organization, with chapters in North America, Europe,  the United Kingdom and Australia.

                               Prime Timers get more out of life!

                               If you're a man wanting to have new adventures and make new friends, you'll discover that Prime Timers has lots to offer.  Each month Tucson Prime Timers sponsors at least twenty events and activities.  As a Prime Timer you can be as active as you want, the choice is all yours!

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 Growing old is mandatory -  Growing up is optional 

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 Tucson Prime Timers hail from all across North America and from all walks of life.  Each member's unique life experiences and points of view go into creating an interesting and lively group. 

The majority of our members are retired, but several are still decades away from belonging to "the leisure class". 

Many have served America as members of the armed services in World War II, Korea, Viet Nam or the Gulf War. 

Tucson Prime Timers may be grandfathers, fathers, partnered or single.  

There are many who seem to be on the go all the time and some who prefer the quiet company of others at home.

Most of our members are full time residents of the Tucson area,  some are snowbirds. 

Fortunately, most of us are at a point in our lives where we realize that our "net worth" is not measured in money and "stuff", but rather in terms of our friendships. 

Whatever your reason for joining; to make new friends, to get out more often, to have new adventures...Tucson Prime Timers extends a warm welcome, hoping that we can become a meaningful part of your life.


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you're in the army now

A Time to Decide


While so many men and women joined the armed forces in the late 60’s and 70’s, it should be known that a whole cadre  of men chose alternative routes. I for one in 1970, having just graduated from college had to make a grave decision. I grew up in a very religious home where following the inner voice was given weight. I decided to become a conscientious objector. This was contrary to most of my church family, but my pastor endorsed me and off I went to be interviewed by my draft board,

They wanted to rid me as soon as possible and allowed me to have this status if I worked within their parameters.  Specifically I was to work in a hospital or religious organization for two years and not to receive an annual income greater that $5000.

While at Pratt, as an honor student, I was given an intern-like assignment that put me in touch with the national Lutheran church.

It is here that I worked for two years.

I do not regret my decision and I have respect for the men who risked their lives, but it was a foolish war driven by foolish men.

I have stayed consistent over the years with my convictions and I believe they are a real part of me. I did not suffer during this time. I was lonely and unsure of myself but in some sense it was part of my growing up.

I salute those who served and I hope they know that stand beside them.

Lucked Out


The Draft Lottery came into affect just about the time I was eligible.  

I was very much opposed to the Viet Nam war and its entire premise but I knew if I didn't go I would face the family resentment.

I kind of thought I might luck out and get a high number but as it turned out, mine was #2.

I was getting ready to report.  People thought my Type-A personality would fit well in the service.  I suppose I would have either wound up a general or wound up in jail.

I think it was two days prior that the lottery was disbanded and my need to report was no longer an issue.

One could wonder what kind of alternative reality that would have turned out to be.

I Like Ike

  Richard Haskell

It was in 1955 and I was stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver, Colorado. Across the way was Fitzsimmons Army Base. As our base laundry was undesirable, we fly-guys went to the Army base to use theirs. One day as I was leaving to go back to Lowry, I looked up and saw a man wave at me so I waved back. Then it dawned on me who it was as the radio and TV were talking about him all the time, every day! Eisenhower had a heart attack and was at the Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. "It’s gotta be him.”

I got back to Lowry and found that Ike waved to anyone in uniform from his upstairs terrace where he was recuperating. My next trip to the Army base, I got brazen enough to go up to see him. A Marine Captain said for me to go right in as the President received all and any service men that wanted to see him. Ike was in a wheelchair and held out his hand to shake. We had a very pleasant talk and I told him the Set-School training for Bombing /Navigation was coming to an end, but I would come back to say “good-bye” to him.

A week later I had mustered out of Lowry and would be on my way to a SAC (Strategic Air Command)
Base in New Mexico. “I thought you said you were from New England”, said the President. “I am, but I can’t afford to go there now” I said. “Well, son, Mamie is going back to Washington, actually Andrews AFB, and you can go with her, if you like”.

And so I did. I met Mamie at the guest terminal building on Lowry the next afternoon. Mamie was driven there and she came right over to us and shook our hands then turned and walked the stairway to the plane. There were five of us Servicemen that boarded the Columbine next. We did not see Mamie again until we landed at Andrews.  She wished us “Godspeed'' and from that day on I LIKED IKE.

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Every year on Father's Day weekend, the Arizona LGBT community and Straight Allies gather in the adorable little town of Bisbee to celebrate their.. 


G3 Tucson G3 is Tucson's premier social event planning group for Tucson's gay community and their friends. They host a gay happy hour that takes place a minimum every month usually lasting from 5:30 to 8:30PM at a different pop-up locations around town. G3 often features great DJ’s and drink specials to keep the night going! 

Gay Events here means all people, one rainbow.

Tucson has some very fun, yearly, monthly, gay events that help the local charities. This page provides you with the different events that take place throughout the year.

*An event listed does not mean that the organization supporting the event is a gay organization.

SAAF has 5 gay events:Gay Events


Is a family and pet-friendly walk-a-thon fundraiser with the goal of increasing awareness and support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Each year SAAF provides services to nearly 1200 people living with HIV and AIDS and delivers targeted prevention outreach and education programs to over 17,000 people who are high-risk for infection.

Jello Wrestling:

Costumed combatants wrestle in a pit of Jell-O to raise money and a Diva Hostess will run a live auction offering unique and one-of-a-kind items for bidding. FUN!

Möda Provŏcateūr:

The first Möda Provŏcateūr, held in 2004, was created by Kevin Casey from Avalon for Hair, Skin and Nails after he participated in ‘Crème de la Do’ in 2003, a fashion and style show organized by an agency in Albuquerque helping to raise funds for local HIV/AIDS agencies around the country. Since 2004, Möda Provŏcateūr has raised more than $141,000 in support of SAAF’s programs and services.

Festival for Life:

Over the years, SAAF Festival for Life has grownup and adjusted. The most attractive element continues to be the gathering of fine design on show within the live and silent auction. It’s not only art, the auction also offers vacations, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Our community has come to love this nice chance to seek out beautiful works of art and nice gifts.

Bowling for Tommy:

A fundraiser benefiting the programs, services, and LGBTQ initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Bowling for Tommy was first started in 2010 to honor the memory of Tommy Gin, a long time SAAF Board Member and Community Volunteer, who passed away in January 2010.

TIHAN has two gay events:


A fun benefit held for the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. It’s the second largest fundraising event of the year for TIHAN. Packed with music, dancing, drag, burlesque, and comedy, Turnabout for Tihan is a fabulous evening of glitz and glamour.

Treasures for TIHAN:

The signature fundraising benefit for the programs and services of TIHAN. Join us for a sparkling evening of cocktails, great music, fantastic food, and wonderful auction items. Enjoy great hors d’oeuvres, festive entertainment, a no-host cantina, and a live and silent auction!

There are also two gay events that occur every month:


The people at G3 Tucson seek out unique Tucson locations to host their monthly get-together. From exciting downtown nightclubs to newly-minted restaurants, G3 offers a new experience with each event! The organizing staff also spares no expense with the decor and ambiance to truly pull you into the event. With drink specials and food options and a popular DJ spinning the tunes, every G3 is a better party than the last!

Retro Game Night:

Retro Game Show Night is a hilarious event held every 2nd Saturday at Hotel Congress. Hosted by Tempest DuJour, Retro Game Show Night takes a fun new spin on old game shows from the 80’s and 90’s. Complete with high-quality lighting and stage setup, you become fully immersed in this event and will howl and laugh along with the rest of the audience. Feeling brave? Enter your name to become a contestant to win some amazing prizes!



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Become a Tucson Prime Timer!

Membership in Tucson Prime Timers is open to Gay and Bi Men of good character who have attained the age of 21.

Race, religion, national origin or disability is never a consideration for membership.

Annual Membership dues are only $20.00 for each member (includes Newsletter via email in pdf format) and $5 more for paper newsletter sent to single address (optional).

Those interested are encouraged to attend  an event in order to find out more about us.  Inquiries are invited at any time.

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