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The Town Halls on Health Care Shout Again: Speak English!

September 19, 2009 by


We now return to…The country that won’t let you speak if you want some kind of health care reform. And even less if you speak Spanish. During a town hall meeting on health care in Connecticut, Bishop Emilio Alvarez asks a question in Spanish and gets booed, yelled at, harangued by anti-health care people. Some […]

LA to Chicago: This Is How We Connect

September 16, 2009 by


A poem about Chicago in response to my Chicago Road Trip and to the homey/undeniable K.Sao Woke up that first morning to Chicago public transit A space to get where we wanted to A space to see a flatland built on bricks A space to see Cubs fans We had plugged into the city by […]

There Are Reasons Things Are The Way They Are: Not Very Good Ones, Half the Time

September 1, 2009 by


Ever since the days of the hypercompetition embedded in a certain Los Angeles, all-boys high school, I’ve always been anxious and insecure about how smart I was. I always felt “not as good as…” or that “someone else would do it better.” As we are lead to believe via schooling and popular media, the most […]