Latino Literature, Writing

Building A Writing Portfolio One Story at a Time

An Anthology of Poetry and Prose, Harvard College Press Once in a while, one of my mom's stories gets a hold of me and begs to be written. A few months ago, she told me of an experience she had. She saw spirits. I wrote a blog post about it, but her story was more… Continue reading Building A Writing Portfolio One Story at a Time

Books, Calaveras, Family, Latino culture, Latino Family Traditions, Latino Literature, Mexican History, Mexican Holiday food, Mexican traditions

What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

Yes, it's that time again...not Halloween, but Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and 2nd. I used to hear that celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (DLM)was morbid. But with some understanding of the cultural concept of Dia, it has become quite trendy--a real party. We did notĀ celebrate DLM in my… Continue reading What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?