Category Archives for "Personal"

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”?                 […]

The Problem and Blessing of Transparency

When I started Faith on View in 2011, I wrote on the About page that transparency is a core value of mine and this blog would seek to be transparent. That declaration has been there for eight years now. Honestly, I knew I was a little nervous about being transparent but I never knew how hard […]

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