Barrio Walk: Stepping Into Wisdom

Barrio Walk: Stepping Into Wisdom

by Ruben Gonzales


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Barrio walk is about life during the late 1950s and beyond. It includes attending a seminary and the struggles faced when returning to the hood. This story is of Hope interspersed with humor and a glimpse of the future. The purpose of the book is to encourage readers to examine what they believe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400327720
Publisher: Elm Hill
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 766,698
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ruben Gonzales is a late blooming writer who uses personal experiences and humor to inspire others. He is a Viet Nam veteran who served on the USS Gray DE-1054.

His MBA is from the University of Colorado; his undergraduate is from Arizona State University. During 39 years with USPS, he held several Postmaster positions and worked his way into the Executive ranks.

He currently resides near Austin, Texas with his wife.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Mocking the Rooster 1

Chapter 2 Gaining Understanding 5

Chapter 3 Early Beginnings 11

Chapter 4 The Day the Trumpet Died 19

Chapter 5 Celebrating Christmas in 1958 25

Chapter 6 Meanwhile Back in Third Grade 33

Chapter 7 Innocence Shattered 39

Chapter 8 Paper Punks 45

Chapter 9 The Field of Dreams 53

Chapter 10 The Rise to Leadership 59

Chapter 11 Homerun Disaster 65

Chapter 12 Pickle-Colored Eyes 71

Chapter 13 The Embarrassment Times Three 77

Chapter 14 Altar Boys 83

Chapter 15 Time's Fun When You're Having Flies 89

Chapter 16 Left Behind in East LA 95

Chapter 17 From Barrio to Seminary 103

Chapter 18 A Step Back into the Barrio 113

Chapter 19 The Circus Continues 121

Chapter 20 High School in the Hood 127

Chapter 21 Ball of Confusion 135

Chapter 22 Navy to the Rescue 141

Chapter 23 Dad: Jump! 147

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