Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Chocolate Scars & Impromptu Lullabies https://open.spotify.com/episode/6fw8aFLvEilCRJMCU5cWMz
Covid Coping Tips for the Weak-Willed and Easily Misled Cake is Crucial If I see one more shirtless man or hyper-extended young lady stretching their way to a better body and healthier mindset, I think I might scream, or at least run to the kitchen and bake myself a double chocolate fudge cake with creamContinue reading “Surrendering to Chocolate Cake “
Love is complicated, isn’t it ? I miss my father’s laugh and smile, his singing, all those things that comfort me when I reflect on my own life as a father. I don’t miss the fear of him, his fury and depths of anger as he lashed out against the world, against flesh, against the gravelContinue reading “Feeding My Grief: Healing with Bagley Street Enchiladas”
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: In the Beginning or Cultural Fashion Tip #1: Bow Ties Rock ! https://anchor.fm/ruben-mauricio/episodes/In-the-Beginning-or-Cultural-Fashion-Tip-1-Bow-Ties-Rock-es6s9o A Catholic cutie in 1966 Detroit takes on the religious ritual fashion scene !! Enjoy !
Harry was asleep most times I visited him at Parkridge. His roommate, Ed, would greet me at the door, hands deftly working the wheels on his chair. “He’s sleeping,” he’d report , then turn and head toward the nurse’s station. I’d hear him yelling, “I’m hungry! Is anyone gonna get me some dinner!?” Harry looked up,Continue reading “Tell Me That Story, Harry !”
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Being raised in a mainly Mexican neighborhood with a dark brown Dad and a very white Mom makes for some good neighborhood gossip or at least contributes to some widespread cultural confusion among the locals. Everyone wants to be the one who figures you out, right? Like they cracked the code on your identity. Well,Continue reading “Growing Up Mexi in Southwest Detroit”