Backyard bliss : Uncle Roque and Mr. Chicken

Uncle Roque with his pet chicken

Love is so f*cking complicated, isn’t it ? I miss my father’s laugh and smile, his singing, all those things that comfort me when I reflect on my own life as a father. Yet: I don’t miss the fear of him, his fury and depths of anger as he lashed…

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2 days ago

(When Your Grief Writes a Sci-Fi Screenplay to Explain your Pain)

Don’t f**ck with grief !

That’s going to be my main take-away message today. Don’t even try to bury it, or put it on the high shelf in your closet, or dress it up in a short story (…

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Jul 15

Why You Should Never Travel with A Felon on a Family Roadtrip

My Hometown : Southwest Detroit

When you meet, Rosendo “Roy” Mauricio, you don’t just see his smile and hear the warmth in his voice, you feel it too. It sways you over, effortlessly folding you into the mad mix of his Mauricio mind. You WANT to be Roy’s friend, sit next to him at the…

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Ruben Mauricio

Ruben Mauricio

My dreams persist, therfore I ponder: writing my first opera, !Respiro!, finding lost relatives in Warsaw,opening my Mexican-Polish bakery in Detroit.