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Year In Review: Angelica, A Telenovela

It is the year 2036 and the New Mexico State Legislature has just concluded. Following one of the most successful and productive sessions in recent decades, I am sitting at my desk on the third floor of the Roundhouse in … Continue reading

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Dear Mikaela: In Life, Sometimes Boy Bands Are The Only Thing That Matter.

Today’s post was prompted by my niece, Mikaela, who this week started her freshman year at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Snapchatting with her and following her mother’s posts on Facebook, I couldn’t help but become a bit nostalgic about my … Continue reading

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“Writer’s Block Is Only The Failure Of The Ego…Said Someone Important.”

Last week I received a message from a reader, commenting that he had taken the time to read all of my blog posts and was wondering why on earth had I not written anything since my last post in April. … Continue reading

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The Fonz Once Said: “Assumptions Are The Termites of Relationships.”

As I have written before, my mom has managed to survive depression and anxiety. From a young child living in poverty in Mexico, to the move to the United State in the 1950s, to falling in love with an alcoholic, to … Continue reading

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TTK Takes NYC 

 I’m sitting inside the New York City Public Library and I’m in love. Besides it being the sanctuary I needed from the outside chaos brought by St. Patrick’s Day, it is the space I also desired in order to … Continue reading

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The Tortilla Kid’s 2014 in review

Thank you to all of my readers this year. The idea of sharing my life publicly, was incredibly daunting, but it was your positive feedback that kept me going and going and going. In 2015, I plan to continue to … Continue reading

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For A Catholic, Jewish, Chicana, December Is A Month Of Miracles.

I have shared a lot of my life with many of you throughout the last half of this year. Although this blog was intended to share my own personal experiences through the lense of the Jesus tortilla, I have actually … Continue reading

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Then There Was That One Time, When Someone Wrote A Song About Mom

Yesterday, the Jesus tortilla turned 37 years old. The town of Lake Arthur, New Mexico, a community that never managed to have a small dot on a New Mexico map, would become the infamous village where a woman discovered the face of … Continue reading

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A Leap Of Faith Is Always One Hell Of A Ride

My nephew, Eduardo, and his wife, Yessica, were married this past weekend — so #Rubiopalooza was in full effect. Not only was it a very beautiful ceremony, reception and dancing (oh my God, the dancing!) I also spent a lot … Continue reading

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Holy Mary Mother Of God, Pray For Us.

At around the age of 14, my mom was living in Dexter, New Mexico, having just immigrated from Mexico with her parents, Papi Cruz and Mami Dominga. It was also the first time she experienced life as a migrant worker, … Continue reading

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