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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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Bon Jovi’s 1987 “Livin On A Prayer,” Was A Hit. Coincidence? I Think Not!

In the article from the Albuquerque Journal Magazine, dated December 22, 1987, it reads: For Maria, the tortilla will forever be a miracle — not a coincidence. The face of Christ has become a taproot sign, Maria said, in a … Continue reading

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Forever Your Girl, Signed — The Tortilla Kid.

Over the weekend, one of my favorite people and a great LA friend, Isela, travelled to New Mexico with her 5-year old daughter, Isis, to see me and visit for a couple of days. Although we did a ton of … Continue reading

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La Nena Del Rancho Takes The Big Apple

Some of you may not know this but my mom once travelled to New York City. It’s hard to imagine myself. Not everyone I know, has had the opportunity. Below is a video I have been searching for for years! We … Continue reading

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La Señora De La Tortilla

I took some time off from writing this weekend, so I could go home to Lake Arthur and spend time with my parents, Maria and Eduardo. As usual, it was filled with a lot of great laughter, dad’s slightly, exaggerated … Continue reading

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Please Send Me A Sign. Amen.

I love movies. Like a lot. However, I’m not one of those movie snobs who just watches for the purpose of debating about whether the director accomplished what she/he set out to do or if the movie’s theme was a … Continue reading

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Don’t Do Anything I Wouldn’t Do! Or Don’t Do Anything I Would!

Today was a tough day, personally. I knew it would be as soon as I woke up this morning. Periodically, I can sense when I will have days like this and I’m able to manage it. Then I wonder, Is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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