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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The man who wasn’t there

It’s remarkable how quiet the world gets when you shut off all of your social media. Really. Try it sometime – you’ll be shocked at the silence. Or maybe you won’t, but I am. It’s eerie almost. Suddenly, the world is not ending one Tweet at a time. The dust settles. The smoke dissipates. The […]