Monthly Archives: January 2011

Baby Steps Down the Path to Citizenship (Part I of ??!)

My husband and I—both born and raised U.S. citizens—have lived in Central and South America in the past, and on both sides of the border, in New and Old Mexico; so we have heard a lot of immigration stories. We … Continue reading

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“Dashboard Crucifix” on Glimpse.org

My son may not be safe in all the ways that he could be. He might not be safe at all. But I want more for him than his bodily safety and my peace of mind. I also want him … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Butterflies

Monarchs live for only two months unless they are born in the fall, then (if they live east of the Rockies) they fly thousands of miles to Michoacán and hang out on the same bunch of fir trees their great-great … Continue reading

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La Venganza Baby

La venganza—that’s what stomach distress is called in Mexico. Moctezuma’s revenge on Mexico’s invaders. La venganza set in for me the Saturday before Christmas. We’d been at a party until our toddler broke Baby Jesus out of the nativity scene … Continue reading

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On Backpacks and Babies: An Auto-Cartography

This essay is the first of my Glimpse.org articles to go live. You can read the whole essay at http://glimpse.org/on-backpacks-and-babies-an-auto-cartography/ This morning, Steve and I woke up late and tired because our two-year-old had been up twice in the night … Continue reading

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