Silver or lead is a question usually asked by drug cartel jefes (aka bosses). But I would like to apply the metaphor to the U.S. government. Plata or silver represents the money each detained immigrant is worth to the private prison complex in the U.S. According to THIS article in Mother Jones, 65% of ICE … Continue reading Plata o Plomo?
In 2001 I began teaching myself how to recognize mountain lion sign and how to document their presence. My cat education took place south of Tucson, AZ mostly on the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge where I was an intern. The first lion I tracked had a portion of his territory in a roughly north-south … Continue reading So how does this wall work?
Trump recently commented about the border wall design he would prefer to a gaggle of reporters on Air Force One. His comments were then put on the record by the White House. As quoted from a July 13, 2017 Vanity Fair article President Trump said: "You have to be able to see through it. In … Continue reading Can’t make this sh*t up!
I was introduced to Our Lady of Guadalupe while living in Arizona. I often found her image in the rocks and crevices of the Sonoran desert - placed there by those risking it all to immigrate to the U.S. I just completed my own journey across a large chunk of the U.S. and found the … Continue reading Mile Post Guadalupe
As heroin ravages the U.S. most people don't consider the source of the drug, poppies. The New York Times just published a story about the Mexican supply of the American demand for heroin and it can be accessed HERE. #NoWall
Not far from this lone mesquite tree and family shrine south of the U.S./MX border I found another mesquite where women's underwear hung from the branches. The vulgar sight was evidence of the violence committed on a daily basis against women and children making the dangerous journey to the U.S. in search of a better … Continue reading Rape Tree
The NY Times recently published a great list of short documentaries & films that address the concerns of borders and the physical and mental structures that governments use to emphasize and/or legitimize them. For a satirical view check out THIS one. For a heart-string puller THIS one. And for the wildlife and wild land emphasis … Continue reading Wall Art
Nine years ago I was walking with my dogs in Brawley Wash, just outside the town I lived in, Arivaca, AZ. We were on the way back to my jeep when my dogs ran ahead and started barking at a bush. When I caught up with them I discovered that they were curious about an … Continue reading A picture for Trump
Art connects us, educates us, and gives us a glimpse into other lives, communities, and worlds. From the Tucson Weekly From the Northern Jaguar Project: Friday, May 12th, 6-9 p.m. U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON with artist Lauren Strohacker, Border Arts Corridor (Douglas), Casa de la Cultura (Agua Prieta), Conciencia y … Continue reading Border Art
Which coyote can get through a border wall? This one? Or this one? #NoWall