A funny thing happened on the way to the Libertarian party…one Chicano’s experience and a lesson from Corky Gonzales

First things first: I am not a Libertarian. I want nothing to do with the Libertarian Party, or any other party for that matter. If you look on my voter registration card it says, “NPA,” which stands for “no party affiliation,” and that is where I am at today, nowhere, Jack. I probably shouldn’t even […]

Publishing books on the moon

I often wonder if I would be any more or less successful as a writer had I stayed in Denver. When I was there, I struggled for relevancy. Out here, in Florida, I struggle for existence. I wasn’t groomed as a writer, it all happened by accident, nor was I trained as publisher – that […]

A case of the LatinX crabs and Gustavo Arellano

Ugh. So, on New Year’s Eve, I swore off internet drama (for the umpteenth time) and vowed to head into 2018 sucka free, but here I am again, asking for trouble. But I feel that I need to speak on this issue, if for nothing else, for my own peace of mind. Recently, I learned […]

Crossroad blues

I went down to the crossroads tried to flag a low ride Down to the crossroads tried to flag a low ride Nobody seemed to know me Chale, everybody passed me by You can run, you can run tell my friend Chicano Soul You can run, you can run… tell my friend Chicano Soul And […]

The way forward is backward

“10:15, personal note: It’s fair to say I’m stepping out on a limb, but I am on the edge and that’s where it happens.” – Maximilian Cohen, Pi (1998) Personal note: The way forward is not really forward but back. I realize how that sounds, especially now, but allow me to explain. I also realize […]