Monthly Archives: August 2016

Crystal Bridges, brought to you by … whom?

THE CRYSTAL BRIDGES Museum of American Art was not part of my travel plans on this trip, but I found myself with a bit extra time on my way to Chicago that I decided to make a side trip to … Continue reading

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Election season predicament: desperately seeking our horse

ALMOST SIX YEARS ago, as we were approaching the mid-term elections, I spent a beautiful Saturday autumn morning watching the Howard University homecoming parade not too far from where I lived in Washington. Among the many participants were about a dozen horse … Continue reading

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The accident, and that v-shaped scar on my mother’s forehead

IN 1951, MY sister Delfina eloped and that summer went with her husband’s family to work in Ohio. “Se la robó,” we would say about our brother-in-law Pedro: he abducted her. That’s how the running away of a young couple was … Continue reading

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How Tommy found Kathye: Connecting a dying man to his high school sweetheart

SEVERAL DAYS AGO I woke up to a notice from WordPress, the outfit that hosts my blog, that someone had left a comment on one of my posts. Given that my blog attracts very little traffic, and that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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