Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Pirate’s Life for Me

When I was 16, my grandfather told me to use my birthday wish for something very specific…that one day I would meet a “real life Hollywood pirate”, one who could help steer this state back to the wonderful golden state … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Star….

My grandfather told me so many stories about his father, Juan Larrinaga, and his father’s friend Walt Disney that I practically felt like I knew them, even though they both died long before I was born. I have had dreams … Continue reading

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Set it Off

Happy birthday to Walt Disney! My grandpa told me to think of Walt as my “honorary Godfather” and he’s definitely one of the most amazing heroes in history. My grandfather told me that Walt had hoped that one day I … Continue reading

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Doctor of Magic

When I was in high school, my grandfather kept insisting that my path in life was to be an artist, and I kept telling him he was wrong. I insisted that I wanted to be a doctor just like him … Continue reading

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Little Drummer Boy

Starting when I was four years old, my Mexican grandfather explained to me repeatedly that we are Mexican nobility and Curanderismo shamans, which is basically a type of magical healer. He explained to me that throughout history, power-hungry people without … Continue reading

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Goddess of Adventure

I am getting fed up with worrying that other people are being harmed because a bunch of power-crazed lunatic men have been trying for generations to figure out how my ancestors were so incredibly magical. My grandfather warned me that … Continue reading

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