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The Concerned Optimist: 2022

A new year brings a wealth of refocusing, determination, and reflection. For some, the past two years, the past seven years, and well beyond have been difficult. I share some thoughts about 2022 for you to consider.   Midterm Elections I am concerned about the outcome of the national midterm elections. Historically, the midterm elections have …

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In Celebration of Latinx Short Stories

Mariquita loves big, old Russian novels, but who has the time? And, frankly, haven’t we all already read those? (I still love them!) The answer is obviously incredibly rich, beautifully surreal short stories written by Latinx women. Stories that feature strong, flawed, fully-realized characters. Mariquita talks about three collections that she’s really enjoyed, and urges …

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