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vatonorte

Native El Pasoan with a camera, lenses, and eyes made for seeing things. Thoreau said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

The Fifth Commandment

Ending systemic racism has a good shot right now because the trauma of viewing George Floyd’s death has impacted so many people around the world.  But I fear it will be a short-lived […]

Passive Racism

Preface: How does one become a racist?  Do you take classes?  Do you go to “Racist School?”  Are you assigned a worksheet in which you have to write the n-word used “correctly” […]

Political Revenge

Most high school students study the works of Edgar Allan Poe in their Junior English class.  Macabre tales like “The Cask of Amontillado” and poems like “The Raven” are well known Poe writings […]

Scenic Traffic

Last week I traveled to the east gate of Scenic Drive anticipating there would be signage indicating the road had been closed.  Like other parks, Scenic Drive was to be closed due […]