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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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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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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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