archive of Recollections


I am a student of history at the University of California, Los Angeles; I study questions of
race, ethnicity, and nationality in Central America. Herein lies a collection of my written
meditations as well as other curiosities. Please delight in this humble meadow of pleasant

Battle of Çesme at Night. Painting by Aivazovsky, 1848.

Last updated on 25 July 2021, at 9:00 pm PST.

A. J. Zavala Esp., 1999-
Sth. Calif.
2021, in the year of the conquest of the pestilence