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Curse This Blessing

Tomorrow my niece will have her Bat Mitzvah. She will get up in front of the congregation and friends and family from near and far and she will read from the Torah. 419 more words

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Watching another fifteen-year-old emerge from Santo Domingo Church as a woman with her little sister by her side dreaming of her day, I can remember my sixteenth birthday. 195 more words


Boyhood: "It's all about timing with these things"

How can anyone make a coming of age movie again? Richard Linklater has climbed inside the bildungsroman bandwagon and driven it to the edge of the cinematic cliff face. 1,498 more words


3 Calendas

Last night there were three calendas in a row trying to head down Alcala. I waited with one band, whose members could hardly keep from playing, while two others played down the street. 104 more words


The Blank Faces Indicate Comprehension and Strong Agreement

The way we all see education is more flawed than I could ever believe it to be. We learn for 4 years and we think the whole goal is to graduate, hopefully with honors. 584 more words


pickle pickle

I made pickles yesterday!

I also made pickles on Monday, but I’m going to tell you about the time yesterday, because it was momentous.

I’ve been doing canning projects with my mom for a few summers now. 237 more words


Rite Of Passage | First Haircut

I took my son for
his first

He quietly sits
on the booster chair,
to receive his
big-boy haircut.

It’s a rite of passage— 78 more words