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Veterans Day

I am the son of a veteran. I am the nephew of a veteran. I am the friend of veterans.  I am the friend and relative of future veterans. Veterans Day–formerly Armistice Day, marking the end of the “Great War” … Continue reading

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Four Twenty

Today is an underground holiday, of sorts.  Nobody knows when it started, or how it started, but, I assure you, more people than you can imagine will partake in it. “Four Twenty” (or 4:20 or 4/20) is something of an … Continue reading

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César Chávez and your day off

Today numerous places in the 8 states that officially recognize Céasar Chávez day are observing that holiday with a day off.  The actual holiday is on March 31st, the day of Chávez’ birth.  Unfortunately, like MLK day and other holidays, … Continue reading

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“Your cousin from Mexico is here!”

It has been occurring to me lately that nobody is coming anymore. Growing up as part of an extended family that spanned a national border, one of the regular occurrences I came to expect (in particular near the holidays) was … Continue reading

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