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Recipe – Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Of all the recipes I’ve posted here, the recipe for Mexican fideo gets the most views. Chile verde with pork and authentic Mexican tacos are the runners up. Fideo is a dish I grew up eating and frequently make for my own family (with tortillas, frijoles … Continue reading

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What’s El Día de los Muertos? It’s Not Scary, and It’s Not Halloween

Ran into this article by Kristina Puga on the CBS News Latino website. For those who aren’t familiar with Día de los Muertos or who think it’s Mexican Halloween, you might want to read it. There seems to be a … Continue reading

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Fifty-nine

Sometimes, you just have to write what you feel. September 14, 2019 Fifty-nine Today you would have been fifty-nine I might have teased you Practically six decades I would have said I can’t remember if I called to wish you … Continue reading

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Writing, Revising and Disappearing Letters

Trying to get traction on the Evangelina Takes Flight sequel. While out on leave of absence due to foot surgery, I wrote 11 chapters in 2 1/2 weeks, which for me, felt almost miraculous. Since returning to work, I haven’t written … Continue reading

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Immersive & Experiential Learning

Passing along an excellent article I got wind of from my publisher, Arte Público Press. The article, by Tom Vander Ark in Forbes, chronicles the move from competencies that enable students to pass standardized tests to “immersive and experiential learning, strong guidance, … Continue reading

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The Massacre at Porvenir

I am now busy researching and writing the sequel to Evangelina Takes Flight.  One part of history I am learning more about is the frequent and sometimes state-sanctioned barbarism and murder perpetrated against Mexicans and Mexican-Americans between 1910-1920. This article from … Continue reading

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Sequel!

I had foot surgery recently and have been laid up almost completely – no pressure on the foot for 4 weeks. Given that I’ll be in this rather potato-like state for a while, I decided to hold my breath, make … Continue reading

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