Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos!

The original post of mine that this is adapted from can be found here: _______________________________ Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos! On the feast of the Epiphany, Christians celebrate the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, it is also celebrated as the day the Continue Reading →

Santa Issues & Other Thoughts – One Blogger’s Perspective

Let me start this off by saying that as one who celebrates Christmas, I actually don’t mind most of the trappings of the holiday. My issue is Santa! Yes…Santa. Somehow, the American-version of Santa has always fallen short for me.  Here’s why: 1. I’m too smart for own good: I figured Continue Reading →

Folklore in Puerto Rican Life: Espiritismo

All cultures contain folklore- traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example. The Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora are rich in folklore born of the fusion of Taino, African, & European culture on the island. Whether in the form 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 →