The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

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Chicano Studies

NM-Based Outfitter Launching high-grade line of T-Shirts!

I am absolutely THRILLED to invite everyone to the launch of FS2 Supply Co.!  This newly formed outfitter is launching its New Mexico based line of high grade T-Shirts at the Bloody Maria Fiesta hosted by the Cities of Gold… Continue Reading →

You're invited to a VERY important symposium! PLEASE SHARE!!

On April 5th, in partnership with the Santa Fe Community College’s Center for Diversity and Integrative Learning, I will be presenting on Historical Trauma and how it informs mental health and addiction in New Mexico. More importantly, I will discuss… Continue Reading →

Tomorrow is the sum result of today's choices

In life, we have two (2) options; either we fight the past, or we make friends with each and every upcoming moment we’re given.  I can’t see any other choices.  If we choose to fight our past and berate ourselves… Continue Reading →

I am Chicano

in the barrio, we called ourselves, Chicanos. I always believed that was what I was: A Chicano kid. I had no idea growing up that there isn’t any real such thing as a Chicano. I came to learn that in… Continue Reading →

Is agnosticism real?

There’s times when words will enter my mind and then buzz around and sting my thoughts throughout the day. What’s strange to me is that when those certain words come around, they do so through distinct and unconnected channels. A… Continue Reading →

How a computer saved my life

It was late on a Saturday night; maybe two or three in the morning when I awoke to the sound of toes tipping across my carpet. I was twelve and scared to death. Still, I listened to the shuffling going… Continue Reading →

I believe we can overcome the f**ked-up-ness of this world

I’m often criticized for being too idealistic in my approach to my work and my life. It’s getting harder and harder to sit in meetings where people are saying things like, “Sure, in a perfect world, we could do things… Continue Reading →

Day 6 of my 90 day goal has brought two characters into better focus

The assignment for Day 6 was to indicate personlity through a short scene between characters. I did so (a booger in colloguial Spanish is known as a “moco.” important info to know, going into the short scene, below): * *… Continue Reading →

Day 5 has put me back on track…

So, I took Sunday and Monday off from my 90 Days to a Novel adventure.  Therefore, today I resumed and wrote a scene consistent with the assignment to think about the setting of the novel.  I created a place called… Continue Reading →

Day 5 has put me back on track…

So, I took Sunday and Monday off from my 90 Days to a Novel adventure.  Therefore, today I resumed and wrote a scene consistent with the assignment to think about the setting of the novel.  I created a place called… Continue Reading →

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