I’m Having A Walter Mercado Moment!

Today I’m thinking dichos.  That’s just the way my mind works.  Este año como que desde el principio 2013 has decided to give me a run for my money.  As someone who has always loved to write, and about myself at that, it’s not often that I can sit in […]

Top 10 Dichos for New Year’s Eve

If you believe in 2012 time will truly be of the essence, considering the end of the world and all according to the Mayan calendar, then let’s just pretend this Bucket List is sort of a how to guide for putting your best foot forward in the next and final […]

Donde Cabe Uno, Caben Dos: Life Lessons for Adult Children

Donde cabe un mexicano caben cien. That was the variation of this popular dicho we grew up with. I think in actually it’s supposed to go something like this: donde cabe uno, caben dos. This weekend while we were working on the house we all lived in for nine years […]

La Vida Es Un Carnaval: Let Somebody Know You Love Them

Sometimes there are no words that can be spoken, that should be spoken, or even that are necessary.  A deeper connection, innate in all of us, more animal instinct than anything else, I think, takes over and the only thing we are left to do is react to our own […]

The Deer We Almost Ate

One second we were playing, the next all of us stood frozen at attention, staring in disbelief at what it was we were witnessing.  There in the front yard, just a couple of feet away from us, well, on the other side of the barb wired fence to be exact, […]

La Vergüenza de Mi Primer Carrito: Viejo y Feo, Pero…

“When the bell rings you better hurry up and make it to the car.  If you’re not there by the time I get there, I’m leaving you!”  That was the constant threat to my younger brother when we’d get to school in the mornings… that is when I wasn’t trying […]

Los Hombres También Lloran

Y ahora sí, como dice la canción: “y no me aguito… ¡nomás me acuerdo!” In truth, there have only been a few times that I’ve seen my father cry.  A couple of times of joy, another handful of pura tristeza.  He’s always been a man of strength and bravery to […]

Would You Vote For Me?

My blog has been nominated for an award!!  I’m so excited! So my wife was out to lunch with one of her sisters and she came across this contest, the 2011 Houston Web Awards.  Without telling me, she went ahead and nominated my humble little home on the net for […]