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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 …

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 …

The Soft Resolution
December 29, 2011 – 9:34 am | 35 Comments
The Soft Resolution

During this time of year, when we make our lists, assess our lives, set our goals, I have decided to focus on what I have come to call a “soft resolution.”
A soft resolution is one …

We Remember It As “The Biggest Holiday Ever”
December 15, 2011 – 11:47 am | 31 Comments
We Remember It As “The Biggest Holiday Ever”

Magical in My Memory
My brother and I sat on the thin carpet, mouths open, eyes wide, giggling with our fingers in our mouths. It was Christmas Eve, and my entire family was sitting around our …

Really? You Don’t Look Spanish
October 19, 2011 – 8:59 am | 66 Comments
Really? You Don’t Look Spanish

“Really? You’re Spanish? You don’t look Spanish.”
I bit my lip and counted to three — half wanting to laugh, half wanting to “get all up in your grill” to the person commenting on my appearance …

Medical College of Abuela
August 22, 2011 – 4:07 am | 110 Comments
Medical College of Abuela

The Colombian Bandana Cure-all
“Oooooh, I don’t feel good,” my 5-year-old sister moans in the middle of a stifling summer afternoon, 1973.
My eyes widen with alarm.
“Shhhhh!” I direct her. “Shhhhh! If you’re not quiet, she’ll hear …

The Reach of a Small Moment
May 4, 2011 – 1:00 am | 68 Comments
The Reach of a Small Moment

Editor’s Note: This is the second of five essays celebrating Abuela’s during Mother’s Day week 2011 on the Tiki Tiki. To read the other essays, visit the intro essay.

by Alexandra Rosas Schultze
De la Sierra Morena
Cielito …

Living La Vida Yerba Buena
March 21, 2011 – 8:25 am | 41 Comments
Living La Vida Yerba Buena

By Alexandra
I am a first generation American.
What does that mean to you?
If you are an American, you hear, “New to this country.” But, to the child of immigrant parents, you know what this statement truly …