Fellow Sojourner

He was ruddy and a bit unkempt, but willing to make our acquaintance. Unfettered by the trappings of a traditional American life, his quest was for meaning and purpose. At the outset, the topics of our conversation ranged from travels, to his dog, named Duck, to family. And then, a connection was made. He had … More Fellow Sojourner

Taking the Train

His family immigrated to the United States, fleeing violence caused by the Mexican Revolution. Born in 1912 in a cave on this side of the Texas border, my grandfather, Sixto Zubiate, was a confident, industrious man who seemingly responded to adversity as an opportunity for growth. With little more than a fourth grade education and … More Taking the Train