Tag Archives: Crystal City

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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Statistics? We don’t need no stinking statistics! (My love affair with baseball)

YESTERDAY, I WATCHED the Astros from what is called the “Inspirity Club” of Minute Maid Park. Inspirity is a local bank, I think. Why any business would choose such an insipidly awful name is beyond me, but I do know there … Continue reading

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50 years and counting: Looking back at an unremarkable high school experience

FIFTY YEARS AGO tonight I walked across a makeshift stage in the center of the dilapidated gym of my high school to receive my diploma. When I walked out of that gymnasium, I never looked back. I never went back … Continue reading

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The mysterious Mr. King — and why did he hate my guts?

IN MY UNENDING and thankless quest to rid my home of clutter, I came across my high school and junior high report cards. Why I’ve saved those, I have no idea. I used to have my grade cards from junior … Continue reading

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