Monthly Archives: December 2020

2020: Ubo pedo en el baile!

Chona was my mother’s next-door neighbor on Highland Circle in my hometown of Crystal City in South Texas. My mother called her Chonita.  Chonita was one of my mother’s most frequent visitors after our family moved from our old neighborhood … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter: From early racism to one of America’s best presidencies

As I’ve mentioned a few times over the past month, I’ve been enjoying Jonathan Alter’s biography of Jimmy Carter, “His Very Best.” It may be the best book to read in these the waning days of the Trump administration, for … Continue reading

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