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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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The Rage of King Kong

When I was growing up, my grandfather told me the story of how his father came to the Los Angeles harbor while he was creating the artwork for the original King Kong movie, much of which was filmed in San … Continue reading

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

When I was a child, my grandparents told me all of their fears for their harbor community in San Pedro, CA. They told me they feared that one day the Italian portion of the community would attempt to proclaim superiority … Continue reading

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Find Your Voice

  When I was growing up, my grandpa told me a story repeatedly about how his dad and Walt Disney had brainstormed together about The Little Mermaid. His dad had a lot of dreams about me, and he knew that … Continue reading

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Cherry Bomb

I come from a very unique family. On the Mexican branch of my family tree, we come from a long line of curanderos. A curandero is basically a healer, and in our family that comes in the form of either … Continue reading

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This Earth is Our Wonderland

It’s time to turn this country and the health of this Earth around. Our country is currently going through what is known in a spiritual sense as a “dark night of the soul”. It feels like things are hopeless and … Continue reading

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