Just. One. Book. Part 2

Thank you all for your responses. Because of you we are putting together an Amazon book list. But I do want to also say I think it's perfectly wonderful to send Just. One. Book. That's your favorite from your teen years. Im sure one might duplicate now and then but we can always share with …

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Just. One. Book.

Just. One. Book. I live in a town of 1200 people in the Northern Sierra Nevada --where it meets the Cascade Range near Mt. Lassen National Park and about two hours drive northwest of Reno, NV.  Two hundred of that population is students. Over the years as the population dwindled after mills closed, then --nothing except tourism …

After the throw…

It took me awhile to figure out just what throwing chanclas should be. At first I thought parenting parody but perhaps the joke would be far too on the inside. Also. There's other places for that. But then I thought I'm looking at things all wrong. I always responded to the chancla as a kid. That is …

The Gardener

My Mexican grandfather was a gardener. He was one of those men who pulled up to white men’s houses in an old aquamarine Chevy truck filled with three different kinds of lawn mowers, all sorts of clippers, bag to cart stuff away. He worked in threadbare button down shirts and old pants, not jeans. To …