How Did You Learn Spanish?
The single most common question that people ask me is: how did you learn Spanish as a second language? It makes sense. Learning a new language is a common aspiration for many Americans just below losing weight and quitting smoking. These researchers suggest that language learning is a great resolution for the new year. Here […]
The microeconomics of an illegal immigrant in Oklahoma
One afternoon after work I was hanging out with my new friends, Javier and his “cousins,” at their south side Oklahoma City apartment. By that time I was pretty sure that most, if not all, of the guys were unauthorized immigrants. All sent money back home to family. I was intensely curious about the economics […]
Hispanics perfect candidates for GOP registration!
My letter to the editor was printed in the Daily Oklahoman today. Here is the link. Here is the original text: Why do some Oklahoma Republicans insist on focusing their efforts on antagonizing Oklahoma’s Hispanic immigrant population? (See: South Oklahoma City is a hotbed for Capitol’s illegal immigrant foes) The majority of Hispanic immigrants in […]
Mariachi is Mexican Blues Music
Earlier in life I thought that Mariachi music was great fun. Everything about them is exaggerated. They are brightly dressed with the overly ornate shine of the traditional Mexican vestments. Their hats are grossly oversized and often their boots are long and pointy like an elf’s shoe. They move from table to table and sing […]