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The Religious White

Some of my earliest memories are filled with images of Pentecostal worship—from both above and beneath the pews, as I often slept under them during worship services. For most of my life, I’ve enjoyed preferred seating at local expressions of a world-wide spiritual movement known as Pentecostalism. My religious devotion first developed in Northeast Arkansas, […]

Am I Hispanic/ Latino/ Chicano?

Am I Hispanic? It seems like such a simple question.  But, ethnic identity can be complicated these days.  I’m 6’5″ with grey eyes and light skin. My mother was from the Appalachian hills in east Tennessee. That is not typically how one thinks of a Chicano. I don’t think I’ve ever had a person who […]

Remembering when…. 9/11

**This is a blog post that I wrote on an old blog site which I no longer maintain. I didn’t want to lose this record and decided to copy it here.** A question that is often asked around this time of year: Where were you on “9/11”?                 […]

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