Arturo “Tootie” Alvarez
I’ve written in the past that essential workers are not heroes simply because we are treated like we are expendable. But heroes are real. I know a hero. She gave me a much-needed reality check. Her name is Celeste Castillo.
Before their night bus departed, the three brothers ate rice with grilled pork chops unsure of when they would eat their favorite meal again.
My parents are more worried about me. They have a point. It is often impossible to social distance inside high-risk environments like restaurants and grocery stores.