Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hasta la madre: Grassroots Resistance in Mexico

I am trying to write this from my temporary home in Morelia, Michoacán, one of the places red alerted for travelers, to sum up Mexico’s War on Drugs so I can write about some of the things (extra)ordinary people are … Continue reading

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Roots and Wings and the Story (for Mother’s Day)

I grew up on a farm in your quintessential middle-of-nowhere. While my dad cursed his cows and tractors and broken down trucks—“peckerhead” should have been my first word, my mom nursed a vast  vegetable garden, a flock of Thanksgiving turkeys … Continue reading

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Dia del Niño

“When we see a pretty flower, we stop to look at it and smell it, right?” My son keeps his face hidden. He gets shy when strangers gush at him. “And seeing that flower makes us happy, right?” He nods … Continue reading

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