An open letter to past friends, so-called enemies and the legion of silent frenemies

This is an open to letter to all the folks whom I have written off over the years (and who have written me off), both online and in person, but mostly online. This is to all those people with whom I’ve had arguments, disagreements, spats, shouting matches, differences of opinion, different politics, knockdown drag out […]

In defense of Mexican-American ‘hate speech’ in Tucson and beyond

I defend hate speech. You read that right – hate speech. Go ahead and feign disgust, I don’t care. I am both an author and publisher – my sword and shield are the pen and page; naturally I oppose any and all forms of censorship. It’s gotten me into trouble these past couple of years, […]

Blah, blah, blah racism OR in the mouth of madness in 2017

Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah racism. Blah, blah, blah […]

Lowriders: staying in your lane for another decade

Lowriding is in the news again, thanks to a new film about the cars and culture, which has the unbelievably dull title, “Lowriders.” Still, the film is seeing its fair share of national press and interestingly enough, because the film is being reviewed, the word “Chicano” is also part of the discussion, though not by […]

Why I hate the fifth of May and think you should ram it up your poop chute

I hate the fifth of May. Hate is a strong word – or so They say – but it’s true; I hate this goddamn abortion of a holiday and I’d be perfectly fine if everyone went back to ignoring it. You’re probably saying to yourself, “Oh, god, here we go again…” but allow me to […]