Thankful For You [Luz and Ale]

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

I don’t often speak about my personal life because, well, that’s not what I do. It’s weird. I teach. I speak. I write. I activate. But I’m also a man with a family at home. So this is a note to say that I’m thankful for my family we’ve made …

Thankful (After Thanksgiving)

Jose Vilson Jose 0 Comments

I try to be thankful everyday. I’m always reminded that I have ancestors who didn’t and don’t have the same fortune I have, and how blessed I am to partake in meals with all of my family. It’s hard to celebrate a day you know was dedicated to what pilgrims …

courtesy of Chris Britt,  The State Journal-Register

Counting Your Blessings (Am I Not Human?)

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

This is not my Thanksgiving Meat cooking in the oven, parents readying themselves for the night’s festivities My brother in from the academic institution I once attended A mix of house cleanliness and unease over my mother’s operation tomorrow But this is not my Thanksgiving This is a call to …

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Open Thread: Thankful

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

My favorite Thanksgiving traditions involve my younger brother and cousin eating pernil (pork) from Mom’s awesome cooking, drinking tons of soda, playing NBA 2Ksomething, or Mario Kart, and then sitting in the living room after the adults left and talking shit. Just putrid and haterific shit. Most of it I …

Tryptophan Sedates Me, Too

Jose Vilson 9 Comments

In 2000, when I finally had the language to express my frustrations and quandaries about the state and history of America, I started to refer to Thanksgiving as “Happy Indigenous Slaughter Day” to commemorate the millions of indigenous people slaughtered by the incumbent European oppressors who pillaged, raped, and committed …