Patience is a Virtue

Friday, October 24, 2008, 04:56 PM

Wow. Okay, first off let me apologize for neglecting the garden that is this little blog for so long. Life can sometimes get in the way, so what can I type? Gracias to the folks who’ve been staying in touch and asking for more recent postings.

So the latest news about American Boricua include a couple of cool happenings. The Seattle PBS station, KCTS Channel 9, will have a feature on me and the project in a few weeks. Most likely we’ll shoot it in late Feb. 2009, when I have a firm air date I will blog it down. (Can one blog something down rather than write or jot it down? Hum. Technology can create linguistic questions…) V-Me, if you haven’t checked it out, is a really wonderful part of PBS that provides Latino themed programming in both Spanish and English and occasionally Spanglish, ha! Go watch some V-Me.

The other happening is that I’ll be back in New York soon to meet some people who want to buy American Boricua, the book. I’m not a very superstitious person, but once in a while I have to keep mum on things so they’ll flow naturally. No sense in becoming a total stress case about it. I have too many Boricuas all over this country to meet, interview, and photograph!! We’re also starting to plan an exhibition of photographs that will travel nationally when the book comes out. God only knows exactly when that will be, but at least now I can look at a calendar and imagine it’ll be sooner than later. This is truly a blessing. (And I thought when I climbed into my car that very first time that this would be done in a year. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, right.)

Books take time to create and develop, just like any large undertaking. Thank you for being patient, we’re working very hard to make it happen, so just hang in there with us. Eventually we’ll all get to see how Puerto Rican life in the United States is a really cool part of how we live as Americans.

One last thing. I received my absentee ballot in the mail last week and am starting to read up on all of my local issues before I vote. Please vote, not only does it make you an engaged citizen, it is a very important way to make your voice heard! We’re all in this together, so you might as well join in and cast that ballot.

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