About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I'm Chicano from southern Californian, a GenXer, and a fan of the Dodgers and Elvis. I am a husband, a father of three, and in my spare time I'm an asociate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies and History at Pomona College.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Oh, it’s been awhile. How you doin’? I’ve been wonderfully busy with family things and work things, both of which seemed to crescendo at right about the same time. Isn’t that how it goes, though? All I had time to … Continue reading
Thirty years ago today one of my all-time favorite shows began its second season with an episode titled “The New Girl.” The show was The Facts of Life, and the episode introduced the character Jo Polniaczek (played by Nancy McKeon), … Continue reading
Ladies and Gentlemens, may I present to you the legendary Chicago blues band, The Aces. Founded and led by Dave and Louis Myers, two brothers from Mississippi, the band is perhaps most widely known for having been an early stomping … Continue reading
Since I was a kid, my priorities for a baseball season have been rather simple: I wanted the Dodgers to win the World Series. But I knew such an event was rare, thereby defining it’s value. And so, if it … Continue reading
Dear Student, Thank you for your inquiry. While I am not “frantically preparing” for the registration period (which doesn’t begin for another 3 weeks) I, too, am looking forward to next semester. I’m sorry to say, however, that I do … Continue reading
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