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Leaders and speeches: HHH, LBJ and the COWH

I HAD GREAT plans for this afternoon to do productive things. Instead, I’ve spent most of the afternoon listening to/watching old political speeches on YouTube. I started with Hubert Humphrey’s civil rights speech to the 1948 Democratic Convention and ended … Continue reading

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

IN 1951, MY┬ásister Delfina eloped and that summer went with her husband’s family to work in Ohio. “Se la rob├│,” 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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