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LAS HIJAS Y LAS VIOLETAS DEL ANÁHUAC

Arts, History, Inspiration

Writing is one of those things that I always took for granted. It wasn’t a right or a privilege or anything special, really. We all did it. Of course at some point we were taught, we learned. I distinctly remember…

SEEDS OF PEACE AND HOPE

Arts, Features, Inspiration, Lifestyle

“When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and hope.” Wangari Maathai once stated. Wangari Maathai, the legendary environmentalist who became the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy…

BEHIND HIM, HEDY LAMARR

Arts, History, Inspiration

I decided to dedicate a series of articles to women who contributed so much during their lives for the benefit of ours and have received very little reward or recognition. A series that I call BEHIND HIM. I found inspiration…

SHE IS BOSS: SISTER ROSETTA THARPE

Arts, Inspiration, Media Entertainment

…She could outplay Chuck.  She could out-sing Aretha.  And she influenced everyone from Elvis to Rod.” (Richard Williams) Sister Rosetta Tharpe. What a force of nature. What a breakthrough in modern music history.  If you haven’t been introduced to Sister…

KATHARINE WEARS THE PANTS

Arts, Features, History, Inspiration, Uncategorized

Katharine Hepburn, pioneer of stage and screen, spent a lifetime busting through conventions. My favorite one of all…pants. During an era in which wearing trousers in public was considered acceptable for men only, Katharine Hepburn insisted on wearing trousers on…

NORA THE FIRST

Arts, History, Inspiration

The appearance on the European scene of A Doll’s House (1879) is one of the most important and sensational events in the history of modern theater. The international reputation of the Norwegian Henrik Ibsen (playwright, director, poet, and often referRed…

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