Reflections on Family, on Life

Hello from a Starbucks in Iowa, It is probably not surprising to those who know me, I am in a Starbucks. However, it might be a bit unpredicted that I am currently in an Iowa location. My spring break has been a planned process with unexpected elements. The decision to have some surgery to repairContinue reading “Reflections on Family, on Life”

Tomorrow, Tomorrow (Hopefully Less is More)

Good early morning from the acre, As has been the case since returning a bit over a week ago Thursday morning, my body is working to acclimate back to being on Eastern Standard Time. At this point, the latest I have been up is 9:00 p.m. as after that it seems neither my brain norContinue reading “Tomorrow, Tomorrow (Hopefully Less is More)”

Making Sense of Immigration as I feel like One

Buongiorno dal mio piccolo caffè mattutino ad Ascoli Piceno, I am back for my morning cappuccino, shot of water, and croissant. It must have rained during the night or earlier this morning, as there were puddles all around and the stones were beyond a little slippery for this aging person. However, as I walked downContinue reading “Making Sense of Immigration as I feel like One”

Realizing the “real” of Reality

Good early morning, Today was the first day of a new semester, the first day of a new academic year, a day of anticipation, excitement and beginnings. Yet, for others, it was a day of being frightened, of being overwhelmed, of wondering how they might merely survive (e.g. Living in parts of Texas or HoustonContinue reading “Realizing the “real” of Reality”

_Selma_

Hello from my room where I should be sleeping, but . . . Earlier this evening I was fortunate to be able to go to the movie theatre, not something I would normally mention. While I enjoy movies, and particularly ones that force me to think or ponder, seldom to I leave a movie speechlessContinue reading “_Selma_”

Fearing the Unknown

Good morning, Is early morning as I begin to write this, it’s not quite 4:00 a.m. and I am sitting in Hazelton out in the street because I’m early and I do not want to get the Galáns up before they’re ready. I am headed to the airport to fly back to Wisconsin. This isContinue reading “Fearing the Unknown”

Somos todos los Immigrantes

Buenos días de mi oficina a principios de una ruptura de Acción de gracias (Dzień dobry z mojego biura na początku przerwy Dziękczynienia or صباح الخير من مكتبي في بداية عطلة عيد الشكر، or Bonjour de mon bureau au départ d’une pause de Thanksgiving,), I realize this is quite the salutation for a beginning ofContinue reading “Somos todos los Immigrantes”

Preparar

Hello from my office It is about 2:25 a.m and I am in my office working away. While I need to do this for the next day or so, it is my intention to keep from pulling the hours I did last spring during the coming semester and beyond because it is not the healthiestContinue reading “Preparar”