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"Pedro Lasch in his map and article "Latino/a America" envisions the Americas without any boundaries. He discusses how a map can show traces of immigrants travels. His work explores how globalization enforces boundaries to loosen the flow of capital while preventing movement of people."

"Pedro Lasch en su mapa y artículo, 'Latino/a America,' considera las Américas sin fronteras. Él discute cómo un mapa puede mostrar rastros de los viajes de inmigrantes. Su obra explora como globalización impone limites para aflojar el flujo de capital mientras se prohibe el movimiento de las personas."

Text from "Mapping Very Large Complicated Machines"
by Ted English for the online broadside Molossus– August 4, 2009.

Cita de "Mapear Maquinas Grandotes y Complicadas" por Ted English para el volante online Molossus– el 4 de Agosto, 2009

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Been thinking a lot today: 2/10/2010

The globes and maps of my childhood and adolescence taught me a bit. But wow, the world is huge! 
I could see myself. I stepped out of my body and turned back to see my outsides.  I saw myself in perpetual movement, eternal. I could not focus only on me. I saw myself as a component to the inclusiveness of the huge Earth. I saw myself only stopping to listen to others' stories, shooting-the-shit with family and friends. I was traveling alone. I was taking many different things that were not my own. God's world, The Mystery.
     Sometimes, though, I really think about having a permanence on Earth. A grasp for assurance that      will exist in 2 days, 5 months, or 10 years from now. 
A Home. Home is many places. Where I was born is not one of those, yet it is.  Home can be a place of memory, experience, conversation, or all three in haphazard flux and fluidity. 
Home is inclusive.  Its darkness overcome by Light, Christ, Goodness, Beauty or full-blown Emotion and Feeling. Home is a place where friends and family live. Places of short-term occupation and those places' fellow occupants. Home is today.