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L. Luis Lopez
Grand Junction, Colorado
Luis is a professor emeritus from Colorado Mesa University where he taught English, Latin, Ancient Greek, Mythology, and was Director of the Academic Honors Program. He is a poet and now retired publisher. He has five books of poetry to his credit. Each Month I Sing won the American Book Award and the CIPA award for best in poetry in 2008. His Ph.D. is in Medeival English Literature. Luis and his wife Maggie presently live in Grand Junction Colorado.
I love to hear Enrique laugh and laugh because all the
neighbors can hear him!
I told Sara his wife, "Enrique laughs con tanto gusto."
she said, "You mean with great gusto like in 'gust of wind'."
"No," I said, "con tanto gusto like in goose."
And she said, "No, like gust of wind," because he was laughing
in English at Red Skelton. If he was laughing at Cantinflas, then
you could say con tanto gusto like in goose. He's laughing in
English, not in Spanish. So now when I hear Enrique laugh,
I remember how Sara corrected me and I don't like to hear
Enrique laugh no more.
from More Musings of a Barrio Sack Boy
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