30 días de palabras: día 25

Yo no puedo olvidar nada. Dicen que ése es mi problema. Roberto Bolaño La literatura se parece mucho a la pelea de los samuráis, pero un samurái no pelea contra otro samurái: pelea contra un monstruo. Generalmente sabe, además, que va a ser derrotado. Tener el valor, sabiendo previamente que vas a ser derrotado, y […]

30 días de palabras: día 23

When visiting the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA, I had the chance to see original photographs by Lola Alcarez Bravo, one of Mexico’s most important photographers from the twentieth century. She took many photos of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The above photo of Frida was on display, accompanied by a […]

30 días de palabras: día 22

Yesterday, I was told that I need to read Bolaño because he is a Chilean novelist with a Mexican style lingering in his writing. Roberto Bolaño was a Chilean novelist and poet. Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming. Roberto Bolaño, 2666 So everything lets […]

30 días de palabras: día 21

oldie, but goodie You start dying slowly Poem by Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet You start dying slowly If you do not travel, If you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do […]

In Search of Aztlán

1847 Map used to define territories in the Mexican American War http://www.insearchofaztlan.com/images/aztlan_map2.jpg “In one location there is a citation reading “Ancient home of the Aztecs.” Could this be the original site of Aztlán?” Source http://www.insearchofaztlan.com/maps.html

30 días de palabras: día 18

I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am. Paulo Freire Other: Wikipedia: Paulo Freire Spanish http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire Citas de Paulo Freire http://www.scribd.com/doc/3934603/Citas-de-Paolo-Freire