I actually wrote this on February 12, 2010. I was going through old drafts that I never finished or posted. This is one of them. My son Adam was confirmed today. And I recalled many things past and present about being Roman Catholic. The holy sacrament of Confirmation is usually the fourth sacrament that a … Continue reading Confirmation
Es difícil describir a los mexicanos que viven en Estados Unidos porque no son ni de México ni de Estados Unidos. Si son indocumentados, siempre viven con el temor de ser deportados. Si son ciudadanos estadounidenses, viven con el temor de perder su cultura mexicana. Cuando vuelven a México para visitar a la familia, todo … Continue reading Mexicanos
Well, I’ve started going back to the comedy clubs after more than thirty-three years. Things have really changed since then. So many changes! I think the changes are for the better. I was surprsed by how many comedians go to the so many available open mics in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. And the comedians … Continue reading Comedian
I’m back! At least, I think I am. Or, rather, I want to be. I have such a guilty conscience since I stopped writing blog posts. I could list hundreds of excuses for not writing, such as too busy, not enough time, I teach too many classes, I correct too many compositions and/or homework, etc, … Continue reading I’m back!
“A secret is something you tell one person at a time.’”“Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” I know how to keep a secret! A while back, my brother told me he was getting divorced after thirty-five years of marriage. He prefaced his announcement by asking me not to tell anyone. I promised … Continue reading Secrets
The other day in Spanish class, a student asked my how to say Thanksgiving Day in Spanish. I immediately said, “El Día de Acción de Gracias.” Another student asked me if Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Mexico or anywhere else in Latin America. I explained that Thanksgiving Day is an American Holiday. He then wanted … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day