2016 was rough, but here we are
With the coming of 2017 and the changes in the wind, I have rearranged and repurposed this site. It had always been a place for me to post resources and information for my students but since the content of the Internet has become so expansive, a site like that seems no longer necessary. So, for now, it will be just a site for this and that, just thoughts and stuff.
By the way, many thanks to my friends, family and fellow travellers.
Giving life meaning
My great-grandfather, Lino Ramirez, came from a distinguished Spanish family who were sent to the Rio Grande valley by the King of Spain in the 1700's. In the mid-1800's, my great-great-grandfather's family was forced off of the property illegally. Though their right to the land was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, because of the King ranch - an extremely powerful Texas family - long tenancy, the land could not be reclaimed. The James Michener book, Texas, had scenes written about my family. My grandmother's father, Lino, did retain a small part of my family's estate. This building was used in the John Wayne movie and had the beer stenciled where it had once read Cantina.