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A Dear John to the Port Authority

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For everyone who has commuted via mass transit into New York City.  Or anywhere else, for that matter. Port Authority, I don’t like how you’re treating me. Let’s start with the way you talk to me. When I hear your infernal chimes, I know you’re about to unload something insincere on me . I know […]

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A Hurricane of Anger

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It only takes me 4 days with no power and heat to see violence in a whole new way. I don’t participate in any. Or even consider it, not really. But I feel it bubble up inside me, the call of an ancient ancestor, my effective friend. It rises up in me when I see […]

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Throwback Thursday

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Throwback Thursday

1995, in Spain. PS – what is with these dumb socks?    

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Watch Maria on Immigration

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      Watch Maria on the topic of immigration.     http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2603636212423893556    

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Watch Maria on NY1 on Immigration

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Watch Maria on NY1.

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How Much Do You Need Facebook?

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When I first got on to Facebook, I had it bad. It was so beautiful. So pretty and white and blue. In fact, like a teenager discovering the opposite sex, I wanted to be with Facebook all the time. My friend list quickly ballooned up to 900 as I indiscriminately accepted every friend request that […]

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Dark Roots

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I’m a faker.  I’m a faker and a poser and, what’s worse, I wear the evidence right on my head.  But it’s so wavy and luscious I can hardly feel bad about it. When I was growing up, my mother told me a few things with certainty.  She said getting tattoos was a horrible idea, […]

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Denied the Dream

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Every year, thousands of undocumented children graduate from high school in the U.S., into the abyss of social security number-less existence, no reliable path to higher education, and a life of exclusion and low-paying, off-the-books jobs.  As one former such child who benefited from a fortuitously-timed amnesty in 1986 that made my future bright, I […]

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When Did I Become the Grown-Up?

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When Did I Become the Grown-Up?

“Who left the empty yogurt box in the refrigerator?”  I call out in frustration.  Someone has finished the extra large pack of yogurts, and left the bare box in place. There is a studied silence from the next room, the silence of a perpetrator who doesn’t want to come clean.  In a huff, I snatch […]

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Latest Published Pieces

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Click through to view a sampling of essays and commentary by Maria E. Andreu on immigration, parenting and more on other sites.   This (Illegal) American Life in Newsweek       The Washington Post – The Crossing by Maria E. Andreu Op-Ed: NJ.com – Supreme Court OKs Racial Profiling Op-Ed: NJ.com – Obama Administration […]

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