Dispatches from a Cultural Guerrillera
- Denver Metro Area, Colorado, USA
- August 24
- Colorín Colorado Communications
- I'm a fifth-generation Coloradan whose Spanish/Pueblo Indian family roots run hundreds of years deep in the U.S. Southwest. I am a Westerner, through and through, and can't imagine living anywhere else in the United States. The Colorado/New Mexico territory is my ancestral homeland.
I am a mother of two and grandmother of one, but don't expect me to conform to anachronistic, enshrined stereotypes of what a woman is supposed to be or do in the autumn of her life.
I am a professionally trained journalist who loves to blog, too. I earned my 10,000 hours while working as a daily journalist, and unabashedly worship at the altar of English.
Though English is my native language and I adore it, I am fluent in Spanish because I lived in South America for a decade, and revel in the vibrant, haunting beauty of Castilian and Latin American cultures, histories and dialects. ¡Que viva el Español!
Follow me on Twitter: @DebMendezWilson
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March 31, 2013 04:48AM
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March 27, 2013 02:47AM
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Roly poly or "pillbug." (Google Images)
The recent, tragic murder of a 7-year-old Georgia girl has me remembering another case from the 1960s that has haunted me for decades, and the day I trusted a stranger.
We called it a raspberry tree, but I still don’t know its bo… Read full post »
Brother, can you spare a dime? (Wikepedia image)
It’s a must-see stop for presidents, celebrities, writers and book lovers of every stripe. The Tattered Cover, founded by a fierce defender of free expression, literacy, and readers' rights, is one of the nation's most renowned bookstores, and a beloved Colorado tradition.
HIGHLANDS RAN… Read full post »
My daughter and me, c. 1983, visiting my mother in Colorado.
Please Come Home for Christmas. The Eagles song reminded Mom of me, her long-lost first born, her prodigal daughter. It took a Colorado Christmas to show me how the mother-daughter bond can… Read full post »
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – It’s the… Read full post »