Voices

 Pocho

Juan Man’s Trash…

Juan Man’s Trash…

Why do I love junk so much?




 Lola

Let’s teach our teens the real meaning of amor

Let’s teach our teens the real meaning of <em>amor</em>

Hello DeeAnn, it’s Lola. You don’t know me, but I want to talk to you about sex. Since this is the month for romance, I think it’s good timing. I know, I know, as la presidenta of the Arizona Partners for Abstinence Education, you may not want to have this provocative plática. You may not […]




 Pocho

Aye, Jesus!

Aye, Jesus!

Every year around this time I give more thought than usual to the first and middle names of two of my brothers – Jesús “Jesse” Manuel and Jorge “George” Valentín. As you may have guessed, they were born on Christmas and Valentine’s Day. George’s first name would have been Valentín if it hadn’t been for […]




 Lola

Janet, cuídate, we’re going to miss you

Janet, cuídate, we’re going to miss you

Hello, Janet? It’s Lola calling. I know you’re very busy with your big move to D.C., but I really, really, want to talk to you; since you haven’t been on the running trail or at yoga class lately, I figured I’d leave a voice mail. First, woo-hoo. I’m soooo excited about your nomination. Go Ja-net! […]




 Pocho

A Pocho resolve

A Pocho resolve

First, let me begin by vowing that this year, I will take down the Christmas decorations before Easter Sunday. Following are just a few of the things I hope to do in 2009. I’ve broken them down in categories for you. Here’s hoping they don’t break me. Eating right More lite and healthy, less heavy […]




 Pocho

Keen on words…

Keen on words…

Sí, we can!




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