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Waiting for el cucuy

Waiting for <em>el cucuy</em>

PK waxes nostalgic about childhood eidolons

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The fear of el agua

The fear of <em>el agua</em>

Don’t know how to swim? Take lessons

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Los terror babies del norte

Los terror babies del norte

If all this talk about “anchor” and “terror” babies continues, I sure hope my baby boy and his future group of diverse little friends start a punk rock band called Los Terror Babies del Norte. They’ll wreak havoc all over the state playing their special brand of mariachi-tinged speed metal and indie-rock corridos about diaper […]

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El niño presidente

<em>El niño presidente</em>

All parents should consider their babies as special little wonders who will set the world on fire

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¡Go-o-ol!

<em>¡Go-o-ol!</em>

Wearing a Mexico futbol jersey makes Pocho realize how pocho he really is

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Got papers?

Got papers?

If the chota says “papers?” I’ll simply say “scissors”

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Take cinco

Take cinco

Lately I’ve noticed that every year we spring into summer, I pay less and less attention to what used to be a really fun holiday for me. Cinco de Mayo, as most people know, celebrates the Battle of Puebla, when a smaller and less-equipped Mexican force kicked some French behind. Sure, they would come back […]

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The days of comunidades vibrantes

The days of comunidades vibrantes

Lately, Pocho Keen has been missing some of the ways of the old world. Mingling with others in mercados and centros, where people gathered freely and willingly, exchanging goods and services while swapping tales and sharing updates on la familia. For quick fixes I travel to the Avenues, the area of Phoenix that real estate […]

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WWCD?

WWCD?

This past month I, along with a lot of folks, had fun by taking part in “Doppelgänger Week” on Facebook. This consisted of swapping our profile pictures with that of a celebrity we think we resemble. Sure, it was cheesy, but also interesting to see how some people actually have cuates out there in the world. […]

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Pocho Keen’s Manly Advice

Pocho Keen’s Manly Advice

If this Valentine’s Day finds you listing your relationship status on Facebook as “Single” or even “It’s Complicated,” don’t turn to Dr. Phil; instead, try Dr. Pocho Keen.  OK, I’m not a real doctor, just a doctor of love. OK, not even that – but I’ll give it my best shot. To assist, I turn […]