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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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La Via Dolorosa
March 6, 2013 – 7:34 am | 18 Comments
La Via Dolorosa

Easter Sunday is a big deal in America. A bite-the-ears-off-the-chocolate-bunny kind of big deal. I learned this early on after my first year in school here when I was 5-years-old.
It was kindergarten, and children in …

Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments
Black Velvet

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
The …

Count on Me: A Las Comadres Book Giveway
December 12, 2012 – 6:52 am | 10 Comments
Count on Me: A Las Comadres Book Giveway

Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships. Amigas del alma. Says it all about powerful friendships, doesn’t it?
That’s from the subtitle of the newly released Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships (Atria Books).
From the national networking …

Excerpt: Summer of the Mariposas
December 7, 2012 – 5:22 am | No Comment
Excerpt: Summer of the Mariposas

From Summer of the Mariposas,
by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Chapter 3:
LA ESTRELLA: “La guía de los marineros.”
THE STAR: “The guide of sailors.”
I walked alone along the riverbank. In the dawning light, it shimmered with the hues of …

The Queen of The Short Story
November 4, 2012 – 5:33 pm | 15 Comments
The Queen of The Short Story

For years, I sat on the floor in front of my Abuela as she curled my dark hair around her fingers in the shape of ringlets, and told me story after story. Hours and hours …

The Rich Culture That Surrounds Our Hair
September 10, 2012 – 1:00 am | 29 Comments
The Rich Culture That Surrounds Our Hair

The One-Year Latin Haircut Rule
My three boys automatically get a back-to-school haircut the week before school starts. I don’t think too much about it, we time it just so; that way it’s not too long …

Misconceptions of a Non-Spanish Speaking Latina
September 8, 2012 – 4:52 pm | 14 Comments
Misconceptions of a Non-Spanish Speaking Latina

Editor’s note: This essay was written just days before San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who delivered the keynote at the Democratic convention, got blasted in the media, by Latinos and non-Latinos alike, for not being …

Communicating with just The Look
August 9, 2012 – 8:28 am | One Comment
Communicating with just The Look

Author’s Note: One of my goals as a writer is to publish in every genre possible. It’s challenging but an interesting experiment. The latest effort is Chronicles of Ash, a nine-book fantasy series influenced by …

We’re Just Visiting
July 30, 2012 – 8:53 am | 6 Comments
We’re Just Visiting

We had an old blue and green flowered bedspread layed out and open under the shade of a grassy knoll just above the sandy beach area of the lake we would drive to every Sunday …

Cold Beach, Warm Memory
July 10, 2012 – 7:47 am | 8 Comments
Cold Beach, Warm Memory

This essay is part of the series: Pa’ la Playa: Beach Week on the Tiki Tiki.
By Helena Osorio
We are caribeños, we love the sun, the salty smell of sea, and the warm weathers of Venezuela …