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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 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 …

Pretending to Believe in Santa, a Confession
December 20, 2011 – 1:00 am | 5 Comments
Pretending to Believe in Santa, a Confession

What I Overheard About Santa
By Cynthia Martinez
I was one of those kids who acted like she believed in Santa Claus until I was 13. Well, 13 was the last year I was allowed to get …

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 …

Hispanic Holiday Celebrations: Loud and De Familia
December 14, 2011 – 10:17 am | 10 Comments
Hispanic Holiday Celebrations: Loud and De Familia

There are just three of us at home most of the time.
The dog barks a lot, and the cat is a pushy meower, but mostly it is like Silent Night around here all year long.
The …

Mi Burrito Sabanero and Songs of the Season
December 9, 2011 – 1:43 pm | 13 Comments
Mi Burrito Sabanero and Songs of the Season

Click the headline link to see the YouTube video of Mi Burrito Sabanero and hear the lyrics.
By Bohemian Babushka
“Si-i-lent Night, Ho-o-ly Night. All is calm, All is bright…”
As a child I remember being enchanted and entranced …

It’s About Being Present, not Presents
December 1, 2011 – 1:00 am | 13 Comments
It’s About Being Present, not Presents

Navigating the Holidays
I tried to Cyber shop. I really did.
I hid away in my office on Black Friday and scrolled through pages and pages of Amazing One Day Only Deals!
And then on Cyber Monday, I …

Virtual Thanksgiving. A Comer Together.
November 22, 2011 – 9:14 am | No Comment
Virtual Thanksgiving. A Comer Together.

Let’s Have Thanksgiving Together
Dear Amigos,
Consider this your Evite to a Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration.
Join us Thanksgiving Day on the Tiki Tiki Facebook Fan Page for a pachanga with the pavo, la comida and la familia.
We are …

Introduction to Thanksgiving for the Non-American
November 21, 2011 – 1:00 am | 66 Comments
Introduction to Thanksgiving for the Non-American

Our First American Thanksgiving
It was yet another bewildering holiday in America for all of us, my newly citizened family of eight in the late 1960′s. We were all in the kitchen, assembling the ingredients that …