Manuel Barrera, PhD (retired)
Hi, This is me. Now.
A chronicler of the pandemic. Its victim and its point of resistance. In earlier times, I was a radical political activist and then a teacher of English, drama, advanced placement physics, journalism, biology, special educator and bilingual educator.
I have retired as a university professor of urban and multicultural education.
But most of all, I am a lover/citizen of the world. A Chicano by existence, an internationalist by insistence.
I am unmanicured, which is to say, I choose to reveal the truth as it comes to me with all my omissions, all my mistakes, all my insights everything I think I’ve learned and what it is I learn along the way.
I’ll be as honest as I can see I am, but don’t pretend that my thoughts are complete. I’ll try to be impeccable with my word, try not to make assumptions, not to take anything personally, and, above all, I will do my best . . . Including not to promise I have done it well.
I hope you read and find some help within.
My New Profession
Novelist In Preparation
Student of history, paleontology, archeology, and the Pre-Columbian World