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Gratitude and humility in my on-going efforts to reclaim my Mexicanity.

I was reminded by the Google doodle of the work of Zitkala-Sa, the great Yankton-Dakota writer and political activist who had a birthday a few days ago. I inadvertently threw myself down the rabbit hole of Native American suffering in the Old West. After all, I live where tragedy was once a way of life:…More

On Purpose (and Reinventing the Delusion)

I haven’t written in a while. Once again life does what it does best!

The last two weeks were full of desire to stay optimistic and to find relief from the strife of adulting. This means I let thoughts or impressions percolate for far too long. I need little interludes to process and unpack…More

Night Owl, what are you looking for?

I don’t know what I’m trying to find at this hour. As it tends to happen when normal people go to bed and I choose to stay up, the wheels fall off the wagon of motivation and I sink into melancholy. At 12:15 a.m. my intention is to polish a few old photographs and share…More

Five years.

An opportunity to transform blood, sweat, and tears into a new beginning. It’s one in the morning on the first day of the new year. This time last year, we were in dire straits and I felt I put us there. Financially and emotionally: borderline S.O.L. It was all salvageable, but worrisome enough that even…More

30 mph

There’s a stretch of road that leads to my neighborhood in a little town in Wyoming. As I drive through, I hear a refrain from my childhood. The speed limit is 30 miles per hour, and nobody follows it. Most people find it a perfect opportunity to step on the gas to tempt the onlooking…More

Jaime Alejandro is a writer and collaborator. He currently organizes the Write/Rec Lab to workshop short works with his friends. He also produces podcasts, including the Creative Drive Podcast, an international showcase of poetry and flash fiction from all walks of life.