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The Lexicon of Local

Breweries, farm-to-table restaurants, farmers markets, pop-up shops, music, art…

For many of us, these are the first thoughts that come to mind when we talk about supporting local. We have become more conscious about where we spend our money, doing our best to always ensure that the products we buy and establishments we frequent are locally made or locally source their items. My biggest concern is that “Local” has become a marketing gimmick and when that happens (like with “Sustainable”) the true meaning and intention of “why” it’s important gets eroded and lost.

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Names I Don't Yet Know

Last year, I spent time at the border and worked in a respite shelter for those processed by Border Patrol. I had a short taste of the routine of so many undocumented who get to our borders. People who I could recognize from my time in the barrios and fincas of Nicaragua, pueblos of El Salvador, and in restaurants and neighborhoods here in Houston. My friends. The Violetas, the Hector and Lydias and their daughter Ana, the Sofias and Hermindas, the Ramons and Don Davids. People who have taught me how to speak Spanish, to cook, to plant seeds, to understand the quiet languages…

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