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2020 NEIU Distinguished Alumnus Award–virtual gala today! October 17, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

I was blessed to be nominated with the highest honor the university confers–2020 NEIU Distinguished Alumnus. This is not a ‘humble-brag post,” but a virtual thanks. I’m grateful to all involved in this decision which came unexpectedly.  A bittersweet celebration in these COVID-19 times where it isn’t safe to travel or to hold events.  I look forward to a year away when we may celebrate with family and friends.  Because the gala was cancelled and the…

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La Tolteca 2.0 Issue #8: Teaching, learning & thriving during a Pandemic October 16, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

La Tolteca 2.0                                                                     October 16. 2020 We are in the 11th hour in these United States regarding presidential elections.  The world is experiencing a deadly viral pandemic and everywhere there are natural catastrophes, mostly due to climate change that end displacing communities.…

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La Tolteca 2.0 Issue #7: ¡Qué viva la música! October 2, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

La Tolteca 2.0 #7                October 2, 2020 Bien venidos/as to L/T 2.0 #7.  You don’t have to be a Boomer to check us out, contribute or identify with the creatives–thrivers and survivors of these most unprecedented of times–that we feature.  If you are, however, we are here for you.  In these United States we are in the midst of national elections during a world pandemic.  Climate change has…

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Poet in NY w/ rebozos y chales 2017-2020 September 5, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

           Remembering my days in NYC 2017-20 through the rebozos  y chales…           The traditional rebozo has been used by Mexican indigenous and mestizas for centuries.  It is utilitarian, symbolic of tribal. and regional affiliations, represents our femininity, humbleness and our pride. Yes, I was writing poems.  The collection is called:  My Book of the Dead.        

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