Monthly Archives: August 2013

In the air again.

August 17, 2013 IT’S BEEN A while since I’ve been on a plane — since December, I believe — and I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I’m on my way to Montreal aboard an Embrear 170, the larger of … Continue reading

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The dark hand of racism

I’M SITTING IN a coffee shop, alone, at a table for four. Normally I take a smaller table but this is the only one unoccupied. I see a grandmother and her grandson, about four years old, come to a nearby … Continue reading

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My cousin was a friend of mine, and now he’s gone

MY COUSIN DIED this week. His name was José Rubén López, but we called him Pache (PAH-cheh). I have no idea how he got that name, but that’s how we knew him, although in school he was for a while … Continue reading

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