How This Latino Thing Has Become an American Thing

Thought provoking post.

Just a dad ...

mexico EJP

Sometimes, my Latino shows up in droves.

I felt all Brown Power after a weekend spent doing things a Latino guy should know how to do: Extracting a headlight casing from a junkyard Pontiac, and, less than 24 hours later, planting a magnolia tree. Dang, I told a friend. I feel Hispanic.

She cringed. You’re not supposed to say that! she hissed, apologetically.

We set up these months to recognize those things unique and beautiful about a culture. But the mention of them – skills proudly associated with my people, mechanically and horticulturally – is perceived by some non-minority as a slap in the face to the minority.

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Haiku Hub Floating Challenge #1 – Heritage – A Round Up!

There are some excellent bloggers participating in this.

But I Smile Anyway...

Well hello all you Haiku enthusiasts (and those who aren’t, but read all my posts anyway)!

It has been a week already since I hosted the first of a monthly event sparked by TJ and hisHaiku Hub idea.

Haiku Hub Badge copyright TJ Paris 2016

I posted a photo…(taken in Shorne Woods Country Park)

20160807_151437And gave you a word prompt too –

Heritage

Then asked you to do your best with either/both of the prompts for haiku that you were inspired to write.

Can I just say thanks to all who submitted an entry, it was fantastic to see the response, seeing as this was the first time I ever hosted a challenge like this!

So, here is a list of all those Hubbers who entered!

First in, Judy with her take, based on family momentos
http://www.edwinasepisodes.com/haiku-hub-floating-challenge-1/

The Lady Lee Manilla with a beautiful take based around her son’s wedding, and an inherited gift
https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/haiku-hub-floating-challenge-1-heritage/

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