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Misconceptions about mental illness the focus of book by Tucson author

Ending misconceptions about the mentally ill is a goal of local writer and editor Sheila Wilensky, who recently published a book, “A Certain Slant of Light: Emerging From the Shadows of Mental Illness.” Wilensky includes the perspectives and insights of several Tucsonans in her work.

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Tucson author, a literary prodigy, dies

Tucson author, a literary prodigy, dies

Miguel Méndez

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Tucson author, a literary prodigy, dies

Tucson author, a literary prodigy, dies

Miguel Méndez, considered by critics as a true man of letters, a Sonoran by heart, a Tucson resident by choice and a prominent figure in the pantheon of Chicano literature, died last week.

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

Patrick Ellam uses his walking stick to retrieve his marking pen from the center of the deck of the 30-foot-long, triple-hulled riverboat that he's building at his northwest-side home.

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

Patrick Ellam, left, and boat designer Colin Mudie in the Sopranino, somewhere in the Caribbean, after the two sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1951. The Sopranino was just 19 feet long.

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

Patrick Ellam in his British army uniform (circa 1939-40). He was part of a top-secret force.

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

Patrick Ellam and his wife of 57 years, June, work in their home office. Ellam says he's making the riverboat slow and stable because "June doesn't like wobbly. I'm making it so nice."

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

Patrick Ellam works on the water tank for the custom riverboat he's building at his home. Now half-finished, when it's complete he plans to take the boat out on the Colorado River.

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

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The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

Patrick Ellam has a doozy of an opening line.

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