Category Archives: From Central Mexico

Urban Art

I first came across my free Thursday evening salsa class by chance, as I got off of the train on my way home. The music caught my attention and I stood off to the side to observe the group of … Continue reading

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Arte Urbano

La primera vez que fui a mis clases de salsa fue por casualidad un jueves cuando me bajé del tren yendo a mi casa. La música que oí me llamó la atención y me paré a un lado para mirar … Continue reading

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The City

In the past two weeks, since I returned to Guadalajara, I have been treasuring the amenities of living in a city once more. I write to the white noise of traffic. I hop on buses and the light rail as … Continue reading

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La Ciudad

En las últimas dos semanas, desde que me regresé a Guadalajara, he estado disfrutando el hecho de vivir otra vez en una ciudad. Escucho el ruido de los carros mientras escribo. Me subo a los camiones y el tren ligero … Continue reading

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Key-alazón-lù [English Version]

In Zapotec, an indigenous language in Oaxaca, key-alazón-lù means both “I love you” and “I miss you.” I was reminded of that linguistic curiosity (taught to me by a sister from Oaxaca) this past week, as I said goodbye to … Continue reading

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Key-alazón-lù [Versión en español]

En zapoteco, key-alazón-lù significa a la vez “te quiero” y “te extraño.” Me acordé de esa frase (que una hermana de Oaxaca me enseñó) la semana pasada mientras me despedía de amigos, familias y comunidades en Puebla. Parece que uno … Continue reading

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Homemade – by Women

Besides the many parties, another common commentary by return migrants on what they enjoy in Mexico is the food. They cherish the freshness of the ingredients and the fact that most everything is homemade – coming from their fields or … Continue reading

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