KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE? A commentary on the July 4th holiday © PJ Hayward 2014, New York INDEPENDENCE: in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns] noun 1. Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others synonyms: See freedom FREEDOM: free·dom ˈfrēdəm/ noun 1. the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without… Continue reading KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE?
SATURDAY NIGHT © PJ Hayward, New York 2014 There's a party going on outside my window… Downstairs. ...outside... out in the back of one of those buildings down there.... From my perch up here on the fifth floor of my building, I am loving the music of Mexico as it flows up here from the happiness… Continue reading SATURDAY NIGHT
ON TO LAS VEGAS – BY WAY OF JUAREZ
ON TO LAS VEGAS – BY WAY OF JUAREZ PART 2 OF A SERIES - STORIES FROM A LIFE © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 First Published 2008 by Hold On Publications Revised © PJ Hayward New York 2013 After a short time on the road we caught a ride with a kind of middle… Continue reading ON TO LAS VEGAS – BY WAY OF JUAREZ
The Bracero Monument, a sculpture by Dan Medina at Migrant's Bend Plaza in Los Angeles, California. It honors the Mexican Migrant Workers who came to the US to fill labor shortages during WWII. But in my mind, this monument also honors the thousands who continue to labor in American fields, homes, factories and businesses where… Continue reading CHICANO HEART