Tag Archives: Mexico

Leave Your Bubble

The first time I fully realized that I lived in a mental environment centered around myself and people who shared viewpoints very similar to my own was during a trip to Mexico.  A college classmate, Greg, and I took a … Continue reading

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Día de la Constitución

Today is a public holiday in Mexico, Día de la Constitución, or Constitution Day.  So I’m going to tip-toe into some Mexican history, with my friend Jorge’s help, on a few major events leading to the Mexican Constitution of 1917, … Continue reading

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El Grito De Independencia

I found out what it’s like to have a big brother, back in 1968. Carlos Tapia lived with our family as a foreign exchange student during his senior year and my junior year of high school. Carlos’ stay with our family was probably … Continue reading

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Westward Ho To Oregon Territory

Early in my life, I saw some of the remaining ruts of what used to be the Oregon Trail near Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  I became more curious about one of the major routes that pioneers travelled in their covered wagons.  The … Continue reading

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It’s Geronimo Day

He was one of the most famous prisoners of war and even had an audience with President Teddy Roosevelt.  The Apache chief and medicine man was also one of the most famous hold-outs against US expansionism and manifest destiny. His … Continue reading

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Diá De La Bandera

The first thing, this morning, I emailed Jorge to wish him a happy Diá de la Bandera (Flag Day).  Even though he is a naturalized U.S. citizen, Jorge still feels a nostalgic tug in his heart for the country of his … Continue reading

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Where Are The Monarch Butterflies?

Four years ago, the cedar trees near the river in my backyard were the way station for swarms of Monarch butterflies.  The little creatures were resting from the long day’s migration flight.  Small groups of them stopped for nectar at … Continue reading

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