Family



Thanksgiving Day was a reunion of sorts for the Rodriguez family in Chicago. I really enjoyed getting together with my family as much as possible. As usually happens, this reunion was a last-minute get together that turned out better than if someone would have planned it for weeks. I really had no plans for Thanksgiving … Continue reading Family

You know you’re Mexican if …



You know you’re Mexican if … Your whole family goes to the laundromat. You grow corn in your garden. You have a birthday party for your son or daughter and you invite more adults than children. You beep your horn instead of ringing the doorbell. You go to McDonald’s or Burger King and you bring … Continue reading You know you’re Mexican if …

Go fly a kite



I often listened to my father and uncles tell stories about what life was like in Celaya, Guanajuato. I always enjoyed listening to these stories even after multiple tellings. In fact, I loved the way the stories improved with each retelling. The more details that someone forgot about a certain incident was an opportunity to … Continue reading Go fly a kite