Dispatches from a Cultural Guerrillera

De músico, poeta y loco todos tenemos un poco.

Deborah Méndez Wilson

Deborah Méndez Wilson
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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NOVEMBER 28, 2011 11:13AM

The Tattered Cover


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.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2011 2:03PM

Please Come Home for Christmas


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 canRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 1:34PM

To My Brother, Who Jumped Feet First Into Life

He sprang forth feet first, a breech baby running toward life in 1959, but his journey would end only 33 years later in a New York hospital. As another World AIDS Day approaches, I can't stop remembering my brother's brief, but vibrant life.
 Jay Quintana
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NOVEMBER 14, 2011 7:39PM

The Return of the Gringa Reencauchada

Playa Arapito, Edo. Sucre, Venezuela, c. 1979
I am not an émigré, but I’ve lived the immigrant experience, and see shades of the exile’s double world, where nostalgia and yearning survive untouched by time.

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