Bartender Wisdom

It seems like another lifetime ago now; in 2003 I worked as a wildland fire fighter out at the Mormon Lake guard station on engine 5.1. I’ve worked for the Forest Service in some different capacities after that summer, but it was my favorite time. The terrific men and women I worked with mad…

Crows on a Cloud

Growing up, my father would tell me, “If anyone asks you, you’re an American with Mexican heritage.” Though I attended a Spanish-speaking elementary school for one year, I never learned Spanish and still can barely stumble my way through a conversation. I’ve had white friends tell me they’re…

College Chronicles

I have a week and a half left before I leave the state of Arizona so, after living in northern Arizona for the past four years, I’ve decided to finally conquer the big adventures.