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The things I do just because I can’t help myself

Call it superstition.  Call it an obsessive compulsive disorder.  Call me crazy even, but these are a few of the things I do just because… all of the time. I pick up pennies from the floor from anywhere, for good fortune.  If I leave one behind I feel like I […]

Quirks & Superstitions

By Los Metiches  Because we all have them.  And really, what’s the sense in denying them?  Como diría El Chavo… pos pa que le digo que no, si sí. 

The Witches Of Hidalgo County

For the longest, as adults, we’ve had the ongoing debate with my mother that the owls who used to surround our house in Hidalgo County were actually witches.  She says they aren’t and never were, but we all distinctly remember her calling them brujas when we were growing up in […]