Even though it had been years since I’ve seen anything with Robin Williams, it was still so sad to hear of his passing. What has most stayed on my mind is how he passed. The question continues to linger – how many of us out there have faced episodes of depression whether mild to severe?
Author: La Academica
Anybody else out there suffering from what I will refer to as Netflix Binge Syndrome (NBS)? Those of you with the smirks on your faces know exactly what I’m talking about. Let me describe the scenario: The individual is laying in bed or couch or even in their favorite chair, laptop propped up on a
… come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life. But one thing that they have in common is the platica they carry and will come to master. Their affirmative nods, firm handshakes, and mumbled rhetoric that confuses many, fools some, but not los truchas who can see right through the muddled mess. I have
(Awkwardly translated to giving your word). I need to say it up front that at this precise moment I am writing from a hard and hurt space. You know those darned days when nothing seems to go right and everything definitely goes wrong. Yeah one of those dreadful ones. What does tu palabra, your word,
That’s what one of the friendlier politicos said to me a few weeks back and the question still hasn’t left my mind. I had been giving him a hard time about how the system buys us raza with their hard to resist centrally-located offices, per diems, and nice paychecks when he shot back and said
So the other night I was sitting at my desk minding my own business when the man passes by and tells me the following: “Te vez muy bien… bien poncharrona.” He says this while flexing his biceps and doing some sort of luchador stance. Of course my jaw drops and out of my mouth shoots
He calls himself the “Father of the Modern Primitive Movement, Teacher & Artist.” He was “born in 1930 on what was then an Indian Reservation, Fakir is a depression baby from Aberdeen, South Dakota.” South Dakota people! (see http://fakir.org/aboutfakir/index.html). Many of the images you will find on his website highlight bare-breasted women pulling chest piercings. Yes
Which one are you? Ok well maybe I should explain a bit before you decide but I think the terms say it all. A Mexi-macho is one of those individuals (either male or female) that fits the stereotypic bill of the problematic superimposed Mexican@ machista (yes women can be some of the worst machistas!). They
The human body is powerful but even more so is the mind – to date our sharpest tool. I don’t think it was a vision but a confrontation with the alter ego or el tezkatllipoka. The smoking mirror patiently waiting for us to take a peek but so many of us running the other way.
It has taken me a couple of days to try and put these thoughts to paper not because your passing had no effect but because I am still trying to grasp the fact that you have left us. Many of you already know that the water wars wage on everywhere – from the pueblos in