In appreciation: Efrain Jara (1926 – 2018)

My writing assignments often evoke in me a feeling of inadequacy and, at the same time, the recognition of great fortune.  This is not a new sensation, it is a lasting collection of emotions that visit me often and reveal their intentions as I fidget in trepidation prior to writing. It is a state of crisis. I recall that some years ago there was a lively debate regarding the signature of two Chinese symbols that together, created the word “crisis.” They were “danger” and “opportunity.” I am excited by what I have to say while fearing words will not come to…

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