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“The Address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

“The Address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

. . By Armando Vazquez   “The address of the holy and the enlightened is ‘here and now’. This is the address of happiness, the address of life, the address to your God. The Buddha (El Savio) said, ‘Life is accessible only in the present moment.’ Life with all its wonders is accessible right now. […]

We Continue Our Fight to Write Our Own Narrative or We Perish

We Continue Our Fight to Write Our Own Narrative or We Perish

.   Armando Vazquez As a 70 year old college educated Chicano Boomer, I have witnessed both as a media and arts observer and participant, bien encabronado, an infinite amount of times in my life, here in Amerika, the “farming out of Mexican, Latino, Hispanic subject matter” to white folks simply because there were/are/will never […]

When a Country is Perpetually At War It Views Everyone As Perpetual Enemies

When a Country is Perpetually At War It Views Everyone As Perpetual Enemies

  . Armando Vazquez The United States of America has spent 32 million dollars per hour, or put another way, a total of 5.6 trillion dollars since 2001 in wars conducted all over the world. Domestically our government has declared war on drugs, gangs, people of color, Muslims, the homeless, the indigent, the LGBTQ community […]

Universal Health Care for All Americans is a Right Not a privilege: The Time is Now!

Universal Health Care for All Americans is a Right Not a privilege: The Time is Now!

    Armando Vazquez We have just completed a three (3) month long horrifically painful and gruelling American medical odyssey that confirms to our family once and for all that the current medical model is heartless, broken, and beyond repair. Universal insurance for all American is by far the most humane and cost effect options […]

The End of the Acuna Art Gallery and Cultural Center (Café on A) of Oxnard

The End of the Acuna Art Gallery and Cultural Center (Café on A) of Oxnard

  . Armando Vaquez Oxnard are we passing up an important and unique opportunity to become the ethnically and culturally congruent art/culture leaders we should and can be? If so, Why? In the past two years we have lost important cultural institutions like the Carnegie Museum, the Children’s Museum, The Acuna Art Gallery/Cafe on A, […]

“The address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

“The address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

    by Armando Vazquez “The address of the holy and the enlightened is ‘here and now’. This is the address of happiness, the address of life, the address to your God. The Buddha (El Savio) said, ‘Life is accessible only in the present moment.’ Life with all its wonders is accessible right now. So […]

Spoiler Alert: There is No Fountain of Youth

Spoiler Alert: There is No Fountain of Youth

    By Armando Vaquez The poets and sages have always reminded us that if we practice mindfulness each and every moment of every year life’s miracles reveal themselves as scared gifts. I’m beginning to understand and practice that holy concept. I will turn 69 years old this week. The number 69 has always had […]

The ACUNA Arts Collective Team (AACT) Project in Downtown Oxnard

The ACUNA Arts Collective Team (AACT) Project in Downtown Oxnard

    by Armando Vazquez The concept of providing multiple commercial business space in one large building or adjacent building is not a novel idea. Putting together public and non-profits together in a multiservice building has been around for a while as well. What is unique about our idea of opening public space for public […]

Local Family Fights Multiple Sclerosis

Local Family Fights Multiple Sclerosis

    By Armando Vazquez My daughter Xochitl Isabel Hernandez, the oldest of my three children, will be celebrating her birthday this week. The birthday celebration comes at a time when my dearest daughter has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Xochitl is the second of my three children that has been afflicted and […]

When people say, ‘Oh my God, it’s the police’

When people say, ‘Oh my God, it’s the police’

    By Mark Savalla “Oh my God, it’s the police.” The first time I heard those words spoken from inside a house, I knew that someone inside had done something wrong or that the problem I was summoned for was at this location. I was wrong.  The dispatcher had been given the wrong address. […]

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