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Lovesong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukNF8V0_dyE Adele – Lovesong (Live) I used to be awakened by my Mami’s high heels strutting down the house at 5:30 every weekday morning, accompanied by the background rhythm of our bubbling and groaning percolator.  Little did I know my own daughters would years later indentify with my bird chirping iphone alarm at the exact…

La Tienda Garza

On July 4th, 40 years ago, la tienda de mis Abuelos (food and crafts store) in Mission, TX, burned down. Expectedly, July 4th has not been much of a holiday or “celebrated” memory for my familia. My youngest Tia, says she was exiting noon mass at the Guadalupe Church right behind her father’s store when…

La Nueva York Quinceañera: the Story

When I signed up to teach in San Antonio’s primarily Chicano, inner-city high schools, I didn’t know that part of my teaching responsibilities would involve sponsoring my students’ Quinceñearas every month! Being a sponsor, or Madrina, at their Sweet 15 celebration meant that my name would be included on the opalescent, faux-wedding invitation as long as I…

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