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why i don’t buy books

I am both an avid reader and strong ideological (and actual) supporter of libraries. This is a rare combination, I feel. Most people I know who take reading or books “seriously” prefer to buy books, for various reasons. Some like … Continue reading

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thoughts on occupy wall street

I´m feeling a little guilty for missing Occupy San Salvador (yes, there was an Occupy San Salvador event, held at the US Embassy for one day, and no, I can´t believe I missed it for something as stupid as “I … Continue reading

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retirement

In the past year or so, my case of who-the-hell-is-reading-this-oh-god has gotten pretty bad. Bad enough to make me not want to post anything at all. I just feel really exposed, and even though that´s the POINT of blogs – … Continue reading

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It was my last Friday night in Tucson, and I was reading at home alone, despite several friends’ sincere wishes to see me one last time before I leave town. Traveling always makes my existentialist side surface, and when that … Continue reading

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lemming

all of my friends are updating their blogs these days. why not me? Update: upon publishing this post, wordpress gave me the following message: “This is your 83rd post. Great! This post has 13 words.” Positive reinforcement at its best.

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Borders to Democracy

Cornel West spoke several days ago at the University of Arizona. I didn’t know much about him — I’ve only read a couple of his articles about immigration — and didn’t realize he was such a huge name. There were … Continue reading

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work

I am feeling really strange these days, mostly due to this job. I’m the volunteer coordinator for a non-profit that puts water out in the desert for migrants and has an aid station on the Mexico border for deportees. I … Continue reading

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