[caption id="attachment_8512" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Paul and me in St. Thomas, April 2017. Photo credit: Toes in the Sand Photography[/caption] (more…)...Read more
This isn't a trick question or one to make you think I am better than you: someone who's Boricua. But it's a real one: How knowledgeable are you about Puerto Rico's relationship with the United States? I am often told by Puerto Ricans I know more about Puerto Rico's history than many Puerto Ricans / Puertoriqueños....Read more
What is Boricua Empowerment?Boricua Empowerment is a movement designed to get the people of Puerto Rico believing we can empower ourselves toward independence. Boricua Empowerment is a speaker series taking place all over the island of Puerto Rico. Each event can be attended on its own and yet to get the full benefit,...
Something I have rarely admitted to people is that I failed Algebra not once but three times. Since graduating from high school and becoming an adult, in my day-to-day life failing Algebra hasn't been an issue but I can't say it hasn't nagged at me. You may hear me say sometimes that I see no practical...Read more
Full disclosure: I am an American living in Puerto Rico. I am not of Puerto Rican descent, which is why I feel my views on this topic are especially poignant. Depending on one's political leaning and their understanding of events—both historical and current—Oscar López Rivera is either a hero or a terrorist. Outside of Puerto Rico and...Read more