Richard Rodriguez is the author of Hunger of Memory, Days of Obligation, Brown, and Darling.
The neutering of the Spanish tongue
Still dreaming up ways to safely enjoy this year’s summer vacation? “Safe” may be a relative term here—but if you’re feeling brave, you could take up skydiving, as Robert Zaretsky once did. “As I fell,” he wrote in our Summer 2011 issue, “I blurted out—like so many others have, I later learned—‘Mommy!’”