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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 …

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 …

Avocados from Mexico for a Salvadoran Sandwich
July 17, 2012 – 9:47 am | One Comment
Avocados from Mexico for a Salvadoran Sandwich

By Tracy López
Growing up during the 1980′s I don’t think I knew what an avocado was, and I never saw one in our gringo household. As I got older, I knew them in the …

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 …

Beach time, Cuban-style
July 9, 2012 – 7:11 am | 2 Comments
Beach time, Cuban-style

This essay is part of Pa’ la Playa: Beach Week on the Tiki Tiki.
By Maruchy Ramos-Lachance
Back in 1961 my parents joined hundreds of fellow Cubans on their heartbreaking exile to the U.S.A.   Their adopted homeland did …