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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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The Raiders are Coming! ~Book Review~

Somehow I missed this review of Evangelina Takes Flight, posted in October 2018 on the site Books YA Love. The *reviewer did an excellent job capturing the suspenseful elements of the novel. The raiders are coming! Evangelina Takes Flight with … Continue reading

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“I don’t speak Mexican…”

I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Maui with friends. Like most Hawaii tourists, we spent time on the beach, by the pool and at a few cultural sites, if you can call the Ocean Vodka and Rum Distillery a … Continue reading

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