John Riley, Latino Family Traditions, Mexican American War, Mexican and Irish culture, San Patricios, St. Patrick's Day

The Irish Mexican Connection

There is an Irish connection in my family. My maiden name has Irish roots while my mother's maiden name originates from Mexico via Spain. My nieces, one of whom is named Erin, are of Irish and Mexican heritage and I have a cousin born on St.Patrick's Day. (Okay, that last one was a stretch). Besides… Continue reading The Irish Mexican Connection

Authors, Book Review, Books, Boycotts, Cesar Chavez, Family, Latinos in film, Uncategorized

América and Anthony Quinn

Ever since I figured out how to use the Goodreads widget I've been posting reviews on books I've read. Either the widget is dead, malfunctioning or my brain is on overdrive and I've forgotten how to use the darn thing, but the widget is not working. Hence, here are reviews on the two latest books… Continue reading América and Anthony Quinn