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Carlos Rodriguez
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"A Kind of Patriotism" by Russell Lum and "I Pledge" by Carlos Rodriguez
This site will, from time to time, be an original outlet for poetry by Carlos Martín Rodríguez and Russell Lum.  Some of these poems will take as their starting point (or as some sort of prompt or inspiration) a work by the visual artist Malaquias Montoya. ...
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"An Ode to my Little Sisters and to a Growing Movement"
Those who know me a bit know that I am a proud political nerd. If I had a dollar for the amount of times that I check POLITICO, a news site focused on U.S politics, I would treat each of you to a flight to New York City and a really nice meal and a savory c...
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"Source"- First brief reflection and Poem from my time in New York City.
Source By Carlos Rodriguez Amidst the silver bullet my head and heart spin Finding source I can only look at the eyes of strangers Children of the world Most invigorating city on earth Help Me! Source my life in the energy of your life Source my hope in the...
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"Inheritance from a Sharecropper" by Carlos Rodriguez
What inheritance could you possibly receive from a sharecropper?  I wrote the poem below on the eve of my trip to Mexico. My grandfather died at 102 while I was away for two years doing volunteer work in the inner city of Santiago, Chile and I will be visit...
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"Let the Children come to me" vs. Nativism
Published in Millenial: Young Catholics, An Ancient Faith, A New Century http://millennialjournal.com/2014/07/10/let-the-children-come-to-me-vs-nativism/ American soccer fans couldn’t help but cringe when the US Men’s National Soccer Team was defeated by Be...
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"Light Amidst the City" by Carlos Rodriguez
Written at the end of first email reflection sent out from Chile on January 17th, 2012.  Slowly I will find incomplete answers to these questions even as more spring up, and yet I do not believe in a God of coincidence but rather in a God of Love. A God who...
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Description of Following Posts.
The posts above are a collection of poetry and prose that I deemed appropriate for this Blog. They are an effort to connect spirituality, my own and that of my fellow human beings, with the depths of the urban struggle around the world. Most of the posts wi...
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Why this Blog?
Why this blog? '' The Atacama Desert of northern Chile like most physical deserts is a place of great surprises. In the midst of its apparent aridity and lifelessness it has provided human beings with the greatest view of the universe available on earth and...
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