Mutant Pointy Boots Become Fashion Craze

The pointy boot fad has absolutely exploded in Matehuala, Mexico. This is way beyond your average, pointed-toe cowboy boot. I want to see someone walking down the street in these crazy boots. I actually wish I had been able to when I visited Texas in mid-April during Holy Week. This Continue Reading →

LED bulbs hit 100 watts as federal ban looms (via Associated Press)

The warm, amber light of incandescent light bulbs is on its way out, ending a 130-year relationship with Thomas Edison’s invention that brightened the modern world. While this does mean that mood lighting will be a lot harder to come by, developments in technologies are now moving forward with more Continue Reading →

My Fall 2010 Semester has begun

Yep, Fall 2010 Semester is now under way. While classes don’t start until Monday, I have already been in meetings to discuss my work placement for the semester, starting preliminary thesis plans, begun considering Ph.D. programs,  set up future meetings with professors, and started working on papers to submit to Continue Reading →

My Personal Identity Essay: Living in Spanglish

Below is the personal identity essay that I wrote for my Race and Ethnicity class. It was originally written on September 13, 2009. Any critiques are welcome. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Living in Spanglish Every once in a while, I end up getting asked the question, “Where are you from,” or “Where were Continue Reading →