Cinco de Mayo

Do you know the meaning of Cinco de Mayo? Most Americans do not and we probably celebrate it anyway with Mexican food and maybe a margarita or two. Cinco de Mayo actually means May 5. It marks the day of Mexico’s unlikely defeat of Napoleon’s French army in 1862.

Happy Cinco de Mayo to our Mexican friends!

 

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“Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America.” Joe Baca

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Book Review

“One Hundred Years Of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This is a difficult book for me to review. As so many of my favorites I’ve read it twice and still cannot say that I fully understand it. In 417 pages Garcia Marquez has presented one hundred years in the life of a prolific family living in a mythical town. His fiction is beautifully written and mixed with supernatural events and magical happenings that catch one off guard. The characters are on the other hand, all too real.

Garcia Marquez is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born in Columbia and spent most of his life in Mexico. His writing beautifully portrays life in the tropics. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” has been called “The great novel of the Americas.”

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