Our local slick, upscale magazine, D Magazine had a cover story titled "The Mexican Invasion." I wonder if they'll print my letter to the editor:
Mexicans. Today I was at the library and ran into a young Mexican woman I know. For more than a year she volunteered at the mission clinic where I also volunteer. She told me she got married a few weeks ago. Her husband is Mexican – and he is a Marine, back from Iraq and headed for Afghanistan. It reminded me of when I was in the Marine Corps long ago and learned some serious lessons about honor from a man named Cruz – a Mexican Indio and a man among men.
I went to the big immigration march in 2006, carrying my Marine Corps flag in honor of Cruz and all the other Mexican Marines. A young man, also a former Marine invited me into the Cathedral Guadalupe.
All this self-righteous, deeply offended blathering on about, “But they’re illegal,” makes me sick.
2008 began with a great 3.5 day backpacking trip to Big Bend National Park with Jeff - and more (God willing) to come. Photo: Pinnacles from Boulder Meadow, Big Bend