Pelon, a young Chicano hotshot lawyer, runs afoul of the malefic head of a government data gathering agency in Washinton D.C. and flees to rural Michigan, California, and Arizona. He is befriended by several people who add to his understanding of spirituality and help him integrate his gang member past with his new persona.
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Amen Again in 2012
A Real Person Fiction story: A group of aging Chicanos go in search of their old friend, Oscar Zeta Acosta, famed lawyer and author during the tumultuous Movimiento, when Chicanos fought for their Civil Rights in the late '60s and early '70s. They encounter a gang of Mexican narcotraficantes, and are thrust deep into a mystical world of ancient indigenous poeople living in a higher dimension.
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The Search for the Brown Buffalo
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Antonio was born at the start of World War II in the town of El Paso Texas to a woman who was single mother until she married a retuning war veteran at the end of the war. In 1950 the family moved to East Los Angeles and he received most of his education at local schools including a Bachelors degree from Cal State Los Angeles.
Married with two children Antonio worked as a social worker and as a director of various youth organizations and in 1967 he and six other individual founded Con Safos; Reflections of Life in the Barrio, a magazine dedicated to the publication of literary and artistic expressions of Chicanos. It was the era of the quest for Chicano Civil Rights and the magazine became a prominent feature of that struggle.
In 1974 Antonio was awarded a grant by the University of Arizona to train him to provide library services to the Spanish speaking community and he and his family moved to Tucson Arizona where the following year he received a Master’s degree in Library Science
Immediately upon receiving his master’s degree Antonio worked for the local public library until 1988 when he took a position as the director of the information center of Black Gold, a library consortium of seven public libraries on the central California coast. He was based at the Santa Barbara Public Library and while there met and married his second wife.
In 1993 Antonio was recruited by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to serve as their Library Manager and Program Officer. In that capacity he helped introduce the then emerging Internet and oversaw multi-million dollar grants awarded to several large organizations including The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library and the University of Michigan, School of Information Science.
Antonio retired in the year 2000 and since then has been an active writer. His first book Amen Again in 2012; Pelon on the Lam was published in 2014 and his second book The Search for the Brown Buffalo; a Con Safos Quantum Journey was published in 2016.
A Primer on 2012 and Human Consciousness; a New Age Spiritual Perspective
by Antonio Solis Gomez
2012 ended with hardly any press as if it was just the end of one year and the beginning of another. At least for most people it was insignificant. But for some people then and for all people in the near future the date of December 21, 2012 is and will be as significant as the year of the birth of Jesus, for it marks the end of one age and the beginning of another.
Most people still scoff at the notion that anything of importance took place because coverage by the mass media attributed such thinking to either a radical, deluded fringe bent on popularizing superficial ideas voiced by the ancient Maya or an equally deluded fringe that was predicting the end of the world. However full and complete explanations of this momentous event was to be found on the Internet but in small obscure sites such as in Spiritlibrary.com, Kryon.com, and Thinkwithyourheart.com that began providing information many years prior to 12/21/12 and continuing to this day.
Understanding the significance of 12/21/12 requires delving deep into the make-up of humanity and related topics, primary among them being consciousness . . .
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Oscar Zeta Acosta was a civil rights attorney who defended Chicano activists during the heyday of the Chicano Movement. He disappeared in Mexico under mysterious circumstances in the 1970s and has since been declared deceased. Antonio Solís Gómez, co-founder of the Con Safos literary collective, wondered what would have happened if the members of Con Safos had gone in search of Acosta? His new book, The Search for The Brown Buffalo, imagines a fictitious road trip to Mexico by the real life members of Con Safos in search of their enigmatic friend.