i'm not really here

Epictetus was right.
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SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 9:29PM

the hurricane chronicles

Monday

The government has decided schools will open.  Even with a hurricane warning given.  A disastrous move, they will backtrack that order in a few hours, sending frenzied parents into searching for their offspring.  Schools will let students out after lunch, roughly 11:00 a.m. Read full post »

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JUNE 2, 2010 4:41PM

The Curse of Being Latina

To be just that.

Maybe I don’t understand the politics of race in writing.

Then again, maybe I do, and use it to my full advantage.  Someone, call me a hypocrite.

There was a phone call, earlier last week, and I was told in no uncertain terms I need toRead full post »

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MAY 3, 2010 7:49AM

Do I Look Illegal To You?

 do i look illegal pic

 

I try not to talk politics.  It makes for messy cleanups.

But, then again.

I live on an island in the middle of the Caribbean.  If we’re going to be precise it feels like I live in the middle of nowhere.  For those of you that might not know/… Read full post »

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MARCH 29, 2010 6:32AM

Open Letter To The Church

 

(I was taught to call you Mother.)

Mother, listen:

In my country there is a saying, no hay peor cuña que la del mismo palo, almost literally it means there is no better way to cut down a tree than using the same wood as leverage.  What it really means/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 23, 2010 6:58PM

I Have An Autistic Son

I have an autistic son.

He is my first born.  He is my only boy.  He is thirteen.

Mine is not a sorrowful story, at least, I think it is not.  Because life can be so much more difficult than this.

When my child was born, I had great plans. ButRead full post »

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