Once again, the effort and commitment of Go! Latinos magazine to the community of South Florida is recognized. In a formal ceremony with the presence of The Miami Dade County School Board and the Superintendent of Schools Mr. Alberto Carvhalo, Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Chairperson of the Board, presented the proclamation to Executive Director Ervin Palacios and co-founder Berta López. The presentation of such an honorable award took place at the Miami School Board building in downtown Miami. During his presentation,…..
Since the hero of the story is a Christian, that Biblical scripture would appear in the story is not unexpected. The first scripture that appears in the story is The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus spoke to the multitudes. Luther’s father frames the Beatitudes and hangs them above the headboard of his son’s bed. These essential teachings from Jesus about all the ordinary people who would be blessed profoundly affected young Luther who probably read them…..
Just as I had done for music of the 1920s and 1930s, I researched which movies young people would be viewing at the theaters. This was an interesting time because the early 20th century was dominated by the silver screen silent movies. No sound, black and white. However, the first talkies were introduced in 1927, so in 1929 when Luther went to study in Bonn, he would have had a mixture of silent films and talkies to watch. He saw…..
Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy music? If so, don’t read any further. Music has been part of human existence before recorded history. By the time humans began recording their history, they mentioned music in their writings. They mentioned instruments: drums, cymbals, pipes, horns, lyres and harps—most of the basic sounds of orchestration. They also mentioned some musicians and referred to songs and melodies that they had heard. One of the attractions of researching for an historical novel is learning…..
I did a lot of research for Nightmare Enemy, Dream Friend, and one area I had to familiarize myself with was how Germans celebrated holidays and which holidays were celebrated. Since the book centers around a Christian nation succumbing to an un-Christian ideology, I had to know all the major Lutheran and Christian holidays and how they were practiced at the beginning of the 20th century. I remembered that the Christmas tree tradition arose in Germany and has been transferred…..