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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 …

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 …

Discovering the Rebel at the Beach
July 7, 2012 – 7:46 am | 10 Comments
Discovering the Rebel at the Beach

This essay is part of the Beach Week series on the Tiki Tiki, stories by Latina writers on La Playa.
By Lisa Quinones-Fontanez
My parents always seemed to be from two different worlds and the older I got, the …

Pa’ La Playa, Puerto Rican-Style
July 3, 2012 – 6:55 am | 9 Comments
Pa’ La Playa, Puerto Rican-Style

This essay is Part 2 of La Playa: Beach Stories, Latin-style, showcased this week on the Tiki Tiki.
By Kali Amanda Browne
I remember one time when my madrina and her husband planned a beach outing to …

When Spices Fly: A Cooking Mission
June 25, 2012 – 6:53 am | 9 Comments
When Spices Fly: A Cooking Mission

By Briana Alfaro
When I first moved back to San Diego last year, my dad shared his early memories of life in Mexico, on el rancho. His family grew their own vegetables, raised animals for food and foraged …

As Handsome as Orlando Bloom
June 15, 2012 – 6:38 am | 46 Comments
As Handsome as Orlando Bloom

In celebration of Father’s Day, el Día de los Padres, I remember my very special father, who came to this country from Colombia when he was 36-years-old. Sadly, he passed away suddenly when I was …

La Chancleta: A Short Story
June 4, 2012 – 7:41 am | 8 Comments
La Chancleta: A Short Story

The following is an excerpt from La Chancleta, a short story written by Kali Amanda Browne, a prolific writer and publisher of ebooks ranging on topics from crime novels, cookbooks, a women’s short story collection …

The Treasured Memory
April 30, 2012 – 7:08 am | 21 Comments
The Treasured Memory

A Favorite Bedtime Story
I often wonder about what my children will remember from their childhood.
Any sweet memories I have of being little all involve my abuela. My grandmother is the one who raised me and …