Though we've had a mild, even meteorologically boring, winter, that doesn't dampen the excitement at spring's arrival. Humans have always celebrated the thaw and bud of spring, mostly by dancing around in circles of some sort. Tune in to your tribal essence and celebrate spring with song and dance and venturing to San Francisco and the insertion of flowers in your hair.
“Why won't they stop fighting?” Is one oft-unanswered question that arises in American conversations about the Middle East, usually in response to the latest headline describing another far-off tragedy. Reading Emile Nakhleh's A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World does not supply a single, simple answer but instead approaches the subject from multiple vantage points.
Because Gloria Zamora is one of my own former writing students, Sweet Nata’s publication gives me special joy. But despite the thrill of seeing her memoir in print, it’s been a difficult winter for Gloria. Only five months ago, Mike, her husband of 33 years, died suddenly while cutting wood in the Jemez. Still stung by this loss, Gloria chose not to change her biography on the back of the book; it states that she lives with her husband in Corrales.