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Hideous Costume

October 25, 2018

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With Day of the Dead approaching I search out the hideous costume I’ve used for years. It consists of: * my face, which frightens children, cats, street vendors, young women and tourists from everywhere except Texas. (Nothing seems to frighten tourists from Texas); * a black sweatshirt; * a slightly too large old pair of […]

Dangerous Weapons

October 21, 2018

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The police stripped Villegas and his companions of their cell phones, cameras and other possessions and accused them of conveying “dangerous weapons” — bags filled with children’s marbles and slingshots — that they found in the baggage compartment of one of the buses. When one of the APPO supporters, a distinguished looking middle-aged psychologist, protested, […]

Police Attack

October 16, 2018

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“It was five o’clock in the morning [June 14]. Some people started shouting — they’d gotten warning calls on their cell phones. ‘Get up! Get up! The police are coming!’ I saw flashlights snap on. Then we heard the helicopters. They came in so low their big rotors sent things flying through the air. Then […]