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Tourists: How We Hate Them!

April 20, 2013

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Tourists are funny creatures. (Funny strange, not funny ha-ha.) Having decided on a Mexican vacation they pack clothes they’d never dream of wearing at home: floppy hats, outlandish shorts, sandals that put blisters on their feet. They load their suitcases with all kinds of unnecessary accessories (ibuprofen, sunscreen, stationery, swimming goggles) as though drugstores, WalMarts […]

Running Out the Hurt

April 4, 2013

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Running Out the Hurt Baseball the Way It Should Be Played http://www.amazon.com/Running-Out-Hurt-Robert-Stout/dp/1612961371/ref=sr_1_1?s=books Robert Joe Stout Running away from his failures in trying to compete with professional baseball stars, fifteen-year-old Alejandro Lòpez winds up destitute in a seaside city in western Mexico. Although the runaway Cuban attempts to conceal his abilities on the diamond several members […]

Mexico Con Amor: Culture, Politics, Baseball

April 4, 2013

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Mexico, baseball, politics, literature–distinct and disconnected topics? Not really. Mexico is a complex country with a rich culture, a turbulent history and a love of sports, all of which have contributed to literature about the country written in both Spanish and English. Mexico Con Amor evokes connections among these topics–and ruptures among them. Comments and […]