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Archive for November, 2011

Del este al oeste

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Read Carlyn’s latest post about: Identidad, Loteria, Geometria y the Mexican-American Generation on Notes on Looking.

Muertos, luchadores y Fowler Symposium

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Please read Carlyn’s latest post on “Notes on Looking” about Dia de los Muertos, Luchadores y Fowler Symposium on the Chicano art scene in LA.  Gracias!


Friday, November 11, 2011

It’s true!  We caught the clock at this very moment, and celebrated its uniqueness and unimportance with my 96 year old abuelita.  For some reason it felt better than New Year’s.

And then we unexpectedly caught it again in the evening as we were driving home…

And when we looked at our iPod, we noticed that song number 1111 was playing… Was does this all mean?  And how is DJ Afro involved? Will all of our wishes now come true?

Dia de los Muertos y Vivos…

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We built this ofrenda all week and now it is finally finished.  Last night we stayed up until midnight, waiting for the dead to make their return: Dad, May, abuelos, abuelita, bisabuelos, Linda, Vicky, tio Arturo, and our huge gold fish who Otramama started calling “Petey” (as in Pedro)…until the day he finally died.  On their ofrendas we put mole, arroz, frijoles, tortillas, chile, dulces, pan de muerto, tequilla, Jarritos, agua, chocolate… we even left out a menu for Spires just in case Dad or Arturo wanted to order something that we had forgotten.  We will always remember you… por vida!