Category Archives: Empowerment

Bye-bye Bernie

Bernie, you damn near did the impossible. You showed us the Promised Land – just beyond the horizon. Thank you. Seriously, thank you. But you made the same mortal mistake all REFORMERS make. You believed you could start a revolution and right a corrupt system from WITHIN the castle.  

Feeling the Bern

I can’t help but marvel at the growing anti-elitist movement taking place in real time.  As a lifelong populist, left of liberal, just barely right of anarchist – I welcome the long overdue makings of a people-first political campaign.

white lie

No, not that one.  This one.  white lie noun As a person-of-color (PoC), I’ve searched for racial clarity throughout my lifetime – only to discover ambiguity in its place. I found out that being too analytical is often a way of avoiding the obvious. I inexplicably accepted as true the false premise that discussions about race, […]

Cultural Self-Preservation

“Power concedes nothing without demand.  It never did and never will.” – Frederick Douglas. As multicultural and multiracial (primarily raised and identifying as Latino and Pascua Yaqui Indian) I’ve long felt compelled to offer a counter-narrative to commonly held perceptions about the Latino community. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico

Prologue

Culture is not in our DNA; it’s not a birthright. Communal authority teaches our norms and customs. As children, we have little choice, but to absorb what is encouraged, promoted and expected. We’re innocents, compliant and susceptible to the edicts of our hosts. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico  

Trojan Horse

In the interim I’ll listen to only symphonic compositions, grab a two-finger scotch, or a Washington state legal marijuana joint – or both – and purge away the vocal styling and rapture of Obama-Speak. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico

She Works Without A Net

And so it came to be. Whether her ascent up the trapeze rope ladder was by force or by choice, she scaled intrepidly up, into the unknown. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico

A Rooster Tale

“So, they take this big, tough, nasty-ass rooster, too old to grill, too tough to roast…marinate and simmer the shit out of it, before it’s tasty.” – Anthony Bourdain, on the preparation of a Burgundy wine-based rooster entrée. I couldn’t have described my Latino “Pocho” life any better. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico

Parents Behaving Badly

You’re not your parent’s favorite child – or maybe you are – but you already knew that, didn’t you? https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico

Foodie Philosophy

Upon completing her tutorial, she turns, reaches for and grabs the doorknob, only to discover that the door was locked.  And that’s when it hit me. https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonfrederico