Articles written by Janet Kurtz

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The People Behind Immigration Terms

Immigration Vocabulary: 101 Migrant: “M” = Move (Around)Emigrant: “E” = Exit (Go Elsewhere)Immigrant: “I” = Incoming. (Move Into) Political Vocabulary Asylee: A person who is seeking asylum/protection, but not yet recognized as a refugee.Refugee:  Seeking …

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Braine
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The Power of a Name

It happened! After twenty-some years, area voters passed a referendum permitting the high school expansion to begin. Properties were purchased, existing houses were demolished pushing parking lots northward, thus opening space for the addition. Two …

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Carnival and Cascarones

Carnaval Mexicana and Cascarones   “It was a relief to dip down the mountain slopes into Mazatlán and find Carnival in progress.  There, Gregory saw his first big water, the Sea of Cortez. He stood …

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Los Viejitos
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Mascaras: Mexican Masks – Then and Now

Patzcuaro, Mexico, early morning. Debora, our local guide, rounded us up in the patio of La Mansión de los Sueños, a former colonial edifice that had served as a sumptuous home for a wealthy family …

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The Back-Story of “BIRTHING A BOOK”

“Writing a book is like being pregnant without a due date.”  J.Kurtz (Quote from the upcoming May 2020 issue of my Her Voice article about writing a book.) Conception: The idea to write a book …

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Northern Shores-Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!”

The most wonderful shipment arrived last week…   …my new book Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!” Birth Announcement – A bouncing baby Memoir Name: Northern Shores …

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First Congregational Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Day 24 away from home. . . or. . . Back home again

  So, it has come to this. Fifty years after leaving this town for college, I am back, seated in my mother’s car, parked in front of the First Congregational Church where my father was …

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Isabel Allende
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Isabel Allende Writes

Every January 8th Isabel Allende, the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author, steps into her “writing” shed to begin her next book. It became her habit starting on January 8, 1981, when she wrote a …

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Don Miguel Ruiz
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The Year: 2020

Seems such an amazing date. Every January is a new beginning, but in 2020? This must be very resilient in the numerology game. Strong. Defiant. Heady. Barreling in at the end of the twenty-teens. A …

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