The house I live in, deserves a great leader.

I live in a big house. This House is made out 51 rooms, all beautiful in their own way and all blessed by God’s divine power. This house that I am talking about holds people from all over the world, making it the greatest place to live with the most multicultural diverse ethnic groups. Thru out the house, a wide variety of traditions have being adopted, for the pillars holding this house have being made strong by something call; immigration.

Before this house adopted the beautiful construction that it is today, where diversity takes place more than any other place in the neighborhood, people came from other places, places as far as the far East, in a neighborhood called Europe. This initial immigrants, in search of a place to worship God  welcomed any one who was looking for the same spiritual freedom. They saw the potential of this terrain to hold the pillars for the house they wanted to build. A house all able to grow into something magnificent which could hold the power of the people, for the people were invited to practice something called; democracy.
This initial pilgrims brought with them their own traditions and as time passed adopted some other ones thanks to the people from around the neighborhood whom decided to live in this house and be part of this family.
It sounds easy to summarise a whole time of years of history into a paragraph, but the construction of this house has taken not only hard work, and swet, it has also taken the life’s and the blood of those warriors and heroes who fought in order to give the people in this house something that we call; freedom.
All the sacrifice and everything that the founding fathers went thru in order to make of this house a great place to live has paid off. People living in this house  have their miss understandings and arguments, just like any other family, but this house has been good and it is a great place to live in, I wouldn’t change it for any other.
The potential of this house is beyond what any living human could understand and it is such a great place that up to today and with 51 rooms forming it, this house is still growing and getting better and more powerful as time passes by thanks to all the razes and all the traditions that are part of this house. It is so great to know that this house has welcome and keeps on welcoming people from all over the world in order to make it the best place to live in. Up to today, those great founding fathers, have being honor by allowing people to be part of this house, this family. Based on the statement “all men created equal” this house will survive any men like power threatting it and it will grow and with the help of great leaders, this house shall do great and amazing things not only for the house itself but for the entire neighborhood.
Unfortunately some times, like this year, some one jumps out of no where and threatens the magnificent pillars of this house, supposedly promising a better future for this already great house. This want to be “leader” promises something good for the house but, what good can possible bring destroying the initial pillars that our so beloved founding fathers raised and built and placed themselves. What good could it possible bring kicking out the people residing in this glorious and united nation taking hard working people out of it. What, do fruits and vegetables and plants and beautiful trees get planted, harvested and picked all by themselves? Do kids go to school and learn all by themselves? Do the rooms of this amazing house get clean all by themselves? Do shelves of super market stores get refilled all by themselves?
This man who claims to be able to do something good for the nation, for this strong house, is nothing but threatening the pillars and fundamentals of this great nation. He claims that building a wall to stay isolated from the rest of the world is going to bring something good but, what nation has acted like a hermit and done great stuff? This man in search of power claims to know about constructions and building great stuff but every time I hear him talking in news conferences, presidential campaigns, it sounds to me like he knows nothing about what this nation needs. This house, is already built, this house has pillars already, the structure, the walls, the rooms. This house doesn’t need a leader to built it for it is already built, this house doesn’t need a leader to fix its pillars for the pillars are already strong and set, this house needs a leader to maintain it, to protect it, to help it grow, not to threaten it and with it the future of millions of people. This house needs a leader who will protect its people and the people who want to be part of this house, not turn every one against each other.
This great nation needs a leader who will honor our great founding fathers by maintain the pillars they set; immigration, for they were immigrants once. Democracy; for the people know what each room needs in order to keep this house strong. Freedom; for that was the initial search, to find a place where we could worship God. And finally, equal opportunity; for every men has been created equal.
This house needs a leader, a great leader, not a Bob the builder or a Hitler, specially if those 2 are found in the same person.

The steps we take.

We might step in the same spot twice, but no step will be the same for steps thru life are moments and moments vanish. Make sure to walk thru like firm and confident, so that by the time you reach your destination you will turn back and look at every step you took and you will feel proud of where you have finaly gotten to.


Midnight Snacks

by, Salvador Magana

New Year had already pass

and with it all the feasts and the Wallet scratch,

even thought it was his favorite time of the year

big Ton had an important lesson to learn.

You see, during the holidays and with all the delicious food on the table,

thanks giving Christmas and, why not, new year’s eve,

that extra tummy was already labeled


From the already tighten enough belt,

to the fourth button of that Calvin Klein shirt.

It seemed to be getting bigger every time he ate,

for he couldn’t stop, the feasts were calling his name.

“Eat us Ton”

The food was to say and when he least expect it one plate was already gone.

From Turkey and Pozole, to Tamales and Ham,

the fruit punch delicious but the belt was about to get turned apart.

“New Year’s resolution,” he thought “to lose all this extra weight.”

He wants to be healthy but he couldn’t, not during the holidays feasts.

“10, 9, 8, 7…” he found himself chanting until finally countdown got to 1.

“Happy New Year” he was finally screaming to everyone in the room,

to family and friends to even the cat neightboors hate.

He woke up next morning, determine for his quest,

for there was no time to waste,

the belly was still there.

Exercising every morning, big smile on his face,

for his big fat tummy, finally will be gone.

January, February, march, April, May.

He kept on exercising until October got there.

He finally checks his weight with not so good news, for the big fat belly was not gone at all.

“What happened?” he thought, “how did this happen if I have being exercising?” he asked to himself. When an evil laugh echoed in a place he felt nearby.

“What is that…” silence and then he focused again on his big fat belly. he wanted to cry.

He said “it is already October; this has to be gone,

for the holidays are coming and I will eat more”

sad face, right expression for this situation,

for the big fat tummy was laughing with aggression.

“HA HA HA HA” the tummy laughed under those layers of extra weight

thanks to the food of last year’s holidays.

“Why are you laughing?” Ton asked, he was really mad.

“I wanted the extra weigh gone, and look, is the same, why isn’t it gone?

Do you know the answer to this?”

The tummy replied “You’ve been exercising every morning no question,

but may I give one small suggestion?

To lose the extra weight, jumping jacks, crunches giving leg cramps

will not be enough, for you have to give up midnight snacks.”

And then it occurred to Ton, “it is true, exercising I have really being,

but at midnight I get hungry, so I have to eat.

The food that I save thru out the whole day at midnight eating, I have found myself.

“Why didn’t you tell me what I was doing wrong?”

Ton asked his tummy really mad at this point.

“How could I?” the tummy replied. “You kept me all busy with all the food, the desserts the ham,

the tamales the turkey and more, but it is true, you need to give up your midnight snacks for I’m starting to feel really tight under all this extra weight

And my friend, your heart, feels unhealthy as well”

The silence filled the room, for Ton or the tummy did not spill a word.

Reflection to Ton, so he had decided with his chin up high,

“I will give up mid night snack, this extra weigh has to be gone for good, for unhealthy I feel with every step I take,

and you my dear tummy say bye to that extra weight.”

Finally at the holidays of 2015,

Ton found himself eating, once again like a beast,

but his new year resolution had changed,

for next year he will not only exercise,

but he will say bye to his midnight snacks.