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

September 19, 2009 by

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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

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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

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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 […]