July 11, 2017

For years I steered away from business. When I went to college I thought it was the last thing I would ever want to study, let alone work in. I was interested in the soul life, the spiritual life. So I poured on the courses that fed that as much as possible. From Psych...

December 17, 2015

I’ve loved Star Wars since I was a kid.  When I was little I used to ask my mom to change my name to Luke, to which she’d quickly reply “Luke no es nombre mexicano!” (Luke isn’t a Mexican name!)  And well, that settled that.  Imagine my surprise years later when I disc...

November 20, 2015

The last week has been tinged with the sorrow, outrage, and hatred that masks itself as self-righteous indignation over the horrific attacks in Paris.  It has come up with a few of my clients.  It alternates between a slow-burning seething pain and a flaring, almost ov...

September 11, 2015

The cell was cold.  It was summer in the Chihuahuan Desert, and yet this tiny cinderblock room in the middle of the Doña Ana County Detention Center was freezing.  I kept asking myself “How can anywhere in the desert be this fucking cold?” and the deeper questions I wa...