¿Eres o te haces?

We don’t want to tell people about our family problems, the drinking, the mental illness, the trauma, the sense of sadness, and the feeling of loneliness we carry around with us all the time. Because as soon as the camera is pointed in our direction we’re smiling and posing ourselves to make sure the digital version of our lives is enviable and worth piquing the curiosity of others. We want to put our best foot forward always, even if the world around us is shattering to pieces. We’ve been trained to air our dirty laundry at home. To not give people a reason to second guess us as human beings, to not challenge the status quo because it could make the difference between getting that next opportunity in our careers or not. “Everything online is out there forever. You can’t take it back.” In doing so, however, we’re also denying ourselves the opportunity to be truly genuine with one another. More importantly, we’re failing to learn from each other and our respective mistakes.

El hombre propone, y Dios dispone

I guess nothing ever prepares you for life. You think you’ve grown. You think you’ve lived enough. You’ve learned. And then all of a sudden there it is. Change. Something unexpected. Something that hits you like a ton of bricks and leaves you shaken and unsure about everything in life […]

Cada día sabemos más y entendemos menos

Everyday we know more and understand less. Today we went fishing. It was the second time in my life that I have ever been fishing, but it was a lot more fun than I remembered. We got a late start to the day so we weren’t able to spend as […]

La vida cambia. La vida da mil vueltas.

I remember this was one of the more common phrases I grew up hearing most of my life. Usually it was something adults would say to one another in passing. I’ve always been real metiche so from what I could gather it always seemed like it was being used as […]

Festival People en Español 2014

El que no arriesga no gana

He who takes no risks never wins. Well, let’s see how much truth there is to this dicho. Current state of mind.

Cuando el perro es bravo hasta a los de casa muerde

Cuando el perro es bravo hasta a los de casa muerde

Heard this on the radio today, and it got me thinking. Is it really true? That when we’re angry and despechados we’re also blinded about who we might be affecting and how exactly we could be hurting them? No sé… like many other dichos, it does kind of make sense.

La Sangre Llama

La Sangre Llama

August: Osage County. Probably not the best choice of movie to watch when you’ve got a lot on your mind. I’d remembered seeing this movie out a long time ago in the theaters. It was promoted as being in the theaters. I never actually saw it. Last night, though, we […]

juanofwords tanto peca el que mata la vaca como el que le agarra la pata dicho

Tanto Peca El Que Mata La Vaca Como El Que Le Agarra La Pata!

No PETA we haven’t harmed any animals – especially not vacas – in the making of this post.  Tampoco do we have barbacoa or birria all of a sudden.  I wish.  Then I would really not be sitting here in front of the computi typing my little fingers away.  Instead […]