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Browsing all posts from July, 2008.


To Split like a Seed and Become a New

SO HOW LONG our own bloody transition? And without a goal. And rife with lies. And the priests do not join with the people do not join with the warriors today. We are all at odds, enjoined by lies. And blood flows in many lands at the hands of our warriors—who know not even why or for what they fight. And we hide their rituals from the people. And replace them with lies.


We Stand in No (Every) Place

I am far more comfortable navigating the in-between than I am in any Place. I like no thing as much as the coming and going from one to another. It is on the purpling beaches of dusk and the roseing gauze of dawn that my true eye shines lidless and I see so much more than in broad daylight.


Aztec Angel [Luis Omar Salinas]

I am the Aztec Angel
fraternal partner
of an orthodox society
where pachuco children
hurl stones
through poetry rooms
and end up in cop cars
their bones itching


Luna y panorama de los insectos (Poema del amor)

Mi corazón tendría la forma de un zapato if a siren lived in every village. Pero la noche es interminable when it leans on the sick and there are ships that want to be seen para poder hundirse tranquilos.


Pablo’s Very Terrible, Horrible, No Good Week

SOMETIMES YOU JUST SEEM TO HAVE A STREAK of bad luck. And sometimes a friend does and all you can do is feel deep empathy and gratitude you didn’t even know could come sneaking up with such strength. What can we do to prepare for emergencies where the ground gives out under our very own feet? Don’t rest all your weight on Insurance Companies, that’s one lesson.


Jon Justice and his Rape Fantasy Revenge

HOW DO YOU PROPERLY RECOGNIZE a woman like Isabel Garcia? A woman who works tirelessly as a public defender and activist for those without voice, a woman whose efforts have helped make Coalición de Derechos Humanos an effective reality, a woman who is so effective in what she does that the Mexican government has awarded her the 2006 Premio Naciónal de Derechos Humanos—never before given to a US Citizen? How do you celebrate such a bright light?


FDA Issues Deadly Corrido Alert

However you look at it, it’s becoming clear that growing our own food will soon be a necessary component of health and safety. As the food economy is repeatedly hatcheted by a fumbling and stumbling FDA; as plants, slaughterhouses, and restaurants are hit hard due to ICE raids, food preparation and cleanliness is suffering, supply is suffering and at times drying up, and most importantly, our food is simply longer viable in many important ways.


Dolly Comes to Town

From the AP: Rain started to fall along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Dolly closed in on towns straddling the Texas-Mexico border, packing 85 mph winds that could strengthen when it hits land later Wednesday. The Category 1 hurricane was expected to dump up to 15 inches of rain, threatening flooding that could breach levees in the heavily populated Rio Grande valley.