By Miguel Juárez

Our lives have been disrupted beyond belief! We’re tired of watching NetFlix, Showtime, YouTube, etc! Facebook is no better. How are you holding up during this odd, crazy time? What are you thinking? How are you staying busy? What are you doing to entertain or educate your kids? We cannot wait until it ends and we can all go back to our normal lives–but normal will mean something else by then.

We also invite you to become an author. Txmarine915 is one of our authors, so is Donna J. Snyder. They have both written great articles about how they are managing during this time.

You can send us your stories and we will post them here. Your story doesn’t have to be long. It can be a few paragraphs.

Visit “The Rules” section to give an idea of what we are looking for. You might also look at a tutorial video on Word Press on YouTube to see how the platform works. Word Press is relatively easy to use.

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Thank you. We are glad you are here.

Miguel Juarez

Miguel Juárez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, artist and Paseño (El Pasoan) and the Editor at El Paso News. He has an Master of Art degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in Communications; an MA in Border History; and PhD in Borderlands History from UTEP; as well as graduate Arts Administration and Museum Studies coursework from CSU Dominguez Hills and CSU Long Beach, Calif.

He was an academic librarian and archivist from 1999 to 2013. He has published two books: _Where Are All the Librarians of Color: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia_, co-edited with Rebecca Hankins (2016, Library Juice Press) and _Colors on Desert Walls: The Murals of El Paso_, with photographs by Cynthia Weber Farah (1997, Texas Western Press).

He has published reviews, articles and opinion editorials in the Bryan College Station Eagle, the El Paso Times, El Paso Herald Post, El Paso Herald Post (online), Fusion Magazine, Latino Rebels, Medium and PlayBuzz.

He was previously on the editorial board of Latinx Talk, an online, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and moderated forum. He is currently on the editorial board of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association. You can contact Miguel at: or follow him on Twitter @migueljuarez

One reply on “How are you holding UP?”

  1. So far I have 1,636,754.115 landscape rocks, my dog had 6,354,265 individual hairs, I won the most recent paint drying contest on my block next is Manhattan Heights Regionals then on to District 2 Finals!!! Lmaooooo

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