Category: Life’s Lessons

Short stories about the things life has taught me.

Un Rescate Sobrenatural

  En muchas culturas existen prácticas tradicionales que facilitan a los muchachos la transición a la adultez y hombría. En la fecha en que cumplía mis 16 años de edad, mi madre me llevó a participar de uno de los últimos ritos de paso a la adultez que nuestra cultura sureña permitía a un joven Read More …

Respect

Lazaro, the Andean goat herder who walked with a very prominent limp, looked me straight in the eye and said, “Your leg is broken. If you don’t let me set the bone, you will walk with a limp for the rest of your life.” I was not convinced my leg was even broken. I was Read More …

Supernatural Rescue

In many cultures there are prescribed traditions to help young boys make the transition into manhood and adult responsibility. On my sixteenth birthday my mother took me to participate in one of the last remaining rights of passage our southern culture afforded a young boy on his path toward independence, the acquisition of a driver’s Read More …