Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Affliction by Carlos and Joseph Najera

(Dear Reader: Since I wrote this a few days ago I have been hearing and seeing on the news programs alarming words about this year’s Flu season. This a quote from MSNBC: “Nationwide, the flu has spread to more than 80 percent … Continue reading

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To Everything . . . by Carlos Najera

Pictured here are Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magon. They were among the many revolutionaries who rose up against the Mexican government. Their headquarters was on the West Coast. Their goal was to capture Ensenada  and create a socialist state in … Continue reading

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Christmas Story by Carlos Najera

I made it to the fifth grade. It wasn’t easy. In fact I hated school. A lot of kids gave me a hard time, and many of the teachers were no better. I remembered my father telling me how important … Continue reading

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The Last Ride of Luis Brenneis by Carlos Najera

One day Luis Brenneis got on the train and he went to Los Angeles on business. It was about fifty miles away to the south. When he finished what she had to do, he went downtown to see what was new. He liked the … Continue reading

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Luis Brenneis by Carlos Najera

                                        Courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library Luis Brenneis was born on a small farm near the city of Brennen, Germany. One day he walked into his house after finishing his chores and found some dinner waiting on the table. His … Continue reading

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Simon Cohn’s General Goods Store by Carlos Najera

The twilight whispered. Shades of lavender and deep purple hung on the sky and lingered above the horizon. I still was not used to the Pacific Coast climate and the sea breeze gave me a case of goose bumps. I … Continue reading

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