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?
… 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
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
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.
Do I look like I belong to the Tuesday Club?! Apparently yes. Ross used to be my favorite store but not any more people. No way! I don’t think I’m in denial about my age (ok maybe a little) but can’t that chamaka at the register tell the difference between a barely over 40 year
Whiteification: the process whereby a person of color gradually assumes the personality and demeanor of white folk; to the extent that the person of color can no longer be ideologically distinguishable from a white person. Can be used as a verb as in “That Mexicana sellout is completely whiteified.” Whiteification usually occurs over time and