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About Radically Rogue Rubio

#ThatMexicanThing. Organizer. Activist. Wannabe Writer. #NMLeg House Rep #35. Rider of Bikes 🚴🏻‍♀️💨 #NewMexicoSur is home. She/Her/Hers/Ella.

I Don’t Eat Tortilla’s But I’ll Keep An Eye On My Potato Chips.

The title to this blog post is funny, because when my sister, Rosy and my Mom were on Donahue, back in the late 1990s (still trying to find the video) there was always an opportunity for the audience to ask … Continue reading

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My Love For Writing Is No Coincidence. Just Ask My Mom

My mom has been sick since the day she was born in 1940. Although her depression may have begun at the age of 23 or so, she struggled with malnutrition, painful earaches and bouts of serious bronchitis from a very … Continue reading

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Padre Nuestro…Que Esta En Lake Arthur

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about my mom. Why not, right? She is THE Tortilla Lady! But the thing is, there were others who played a significant role in this whole “tortilla” business.  Last night, I was asked, … Continue reading

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Taking A Night Off.

I’m currently in Denver, Colorado after flying out of El Paso this afternoon, by way of Phoenix. I was supposed to arrive in Denver by 12:30PM this afternoon but instead my flight came in right before 6PM…dreadfully late. My alarm … Continue reading

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The #1 Burrito In All Of Burrito History Is…

According to Gustavo Arellano, my mom’s Jesus tortilla is the #1 burrito in all of burrito history. What an honor. A couple of years ago when his book, “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America,“ I contacted Gustavo over Twitter to let him … Continue reading

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La Esperanza Es La Ultima Que Muere.

My sister, Rosy, is visiting me this weekend. I had asked my mom to send me everything she had collected from the tortilla the last 37 years and Rosy brought quite a few pictures that I hadn’t seen in years, … Continue reading

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My Mom Win’s Random “Top 10s.” 

That’s right, everyone. My mom won a countdown in May, 2008! The “Holy Christ in the Cornflakes! The Top 10 Oddball Jesus Sightings,” is, funny enough, not the worst thing on the internet that makes fun of my mom. The … Continue reading

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Esta Más Jodido Que Las Mangas De Un Chaleco — Maria Rubio

Starting in or around 1979, the year that yours truly would enter this world, my mom, Maria Rubio, would be stricken with major anxiety, that at its peak in the 1980s, would even keep her locked up in our home. It … Continue reading

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George Lopez Would Be So Lucky To Be As Cool As My Mom.

My mom wasn’t exactly in tip-top shape during the appearance of the Jesus tortilla. To be clear, by the time October 5 arrived, my mom was already experiencing incredible anxiety. So can you imagine what it must have been like … Continue reading

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When The Deacon Said, “No Chewing Gum,” My Mom Handed Me Some Gum.

So, I’m not a practicing Catholic. In fact, I have not practiced in years. It’s one of the things my mom struggles with on a daily basis, especially on days like yesterday. She was visiting me over the weekend and … Continue reading

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