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Blog posts June 2012

Miracles do happen, even if they are just a coincidence

Francisco Miraval

Sometimes you regret saying something immediately after you said it. That is what I felt a few days ago when I witnessed a miracle a few seconds after saying the miracle would never happen.

Twice a month, always on Saturday morning, I have the opportunity of going with my son t…

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Los milagros todavía suceden, aunque sea sólo por coincidencia

Francisco Miraval

A veces uno se arrepiente casi inmediatamente de haber dicho lo que dijo, aunque no haya habido mala intención al decirlo. Eso es exactamente lo que me sucedió hace pocos días cuando presencié un milagro que segundos antes afirmé no iba a suceder.

Dos veces al mes, siempre…

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Some images reveal the thoughts that created them

Francisco Miraval

Last week, I visited Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Denver, where I had the opportunity of admiring the paintings on the ceiling of the golden dome on top of that church. I do not belong to the Greek Orthodox tradition, but I could hardly contain my enthusiasm to see all…

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A veces las imágenes revelan las verdaderas creencias

Francisco Miraval

Recientemente tuve la oportunidad de visitar la Catedral Ortodoxa Griega “Asunción” en Denver y admirar la imágenes pintadas dentro de la enorme cúpula dorada de esa iglesia. Aunque no pertenezco a la tradición ortodoxa griega, no pude contener mi entusiasmo por esas imágenes ya…

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We are neither a problem nor a novelty

Francisco Miraval

I recently meet a person with a leadership position at a nonprofit in Denver who wanted to talk with me about a new program her organization is about to launch to help Latino (especially young immigrants) to learn business skills.

Red flags began to appear almost immediately af…

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No somos ni un problema ni un espectáculo

Francisco Miraval

Recientemente hablé con una persona que ocupa un alto cargo en una organización sin fines de lucro en Denver que próximamente lanzará un programa para capacitar a jóvenes hispanos (especialmente inmigrantes hispanoparlantes) en cuestiones empresariales.

Pocos minutos desp…

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On old foreigners, the art of practice, and other nonsense

Francisco Miraval

I began writing these weekly commentaries almost ten years ago. And I have been involved in education and community activities for several decades now. However, I ask myself with increasing frequency if it would be better for me to be an idiot, not in the insulting sense of the …

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Sobre extranjeros ancianos, arte de practicar y otras necedades

Francisco Miraval

A casi diez años de haber comenzado a publicar estos mini-ensayos semanales, y con ya varias décadas dedicadas a la docencia y a las actividades comunitarias, me pregunto con cada vez más frecuencia si no sería mejor ser un idiota, no en el sentido insultante de la palabra ni el…

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