Tag Archives: Miracles

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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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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Will The Real Andrew Gruszewski Please Stand Up?!

Tonight, I skimmed through old pictures of mom, the Jesus tortilla and I, including a number of letters that my mom has saved, written to her by people from all over, in the last 37 years. Interestingly enough, it’s not … Continue reading

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A Night Off Looks Like This.

Check back tomorrow. I will be returning with more of The Tortilla Kid. For now, I must do what I do best. Sleep. (I take after my dad)

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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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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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