Ones roots are forever intrinsically attached to one’s self. One is seen through the exterior those roots proffer.
My roots will forever be Tijuana. I love being tijuanense. It is being raised, born in Tj, that made these roots strong, so strong that even when they were uprooted something in me never allowed for the roots to dry and brittle away in foreign lands. Somehow those roots thrive even outside Tijuas.
My internet alias is Julio Sueco but my real name is Julio César Martínez. I write in three languages, English, Spanish and Swedish. When I write I create many things, such as short stories nicknamed as minifix, poetry, opinion, book reviews, translations, and criticism.
I have a loved one with whom I have two children. I have two cats as well and a house in the Swedish Highlands which is a constant pain in the hiny. I have been living in Sweden twenty years and counting.
I try and delve into identity issues. I explore the tijuanense identity, at least the lot that is similar to me. I consider myself to be a tijuanense xicano.
I write about my experience in Sweden and what it is to be here, in Sweden, as a tijuanense xicano. I also explore language, Spanglish and other linguistic goodies from the Southwest or my own bilingualism and all the phenomenology that surrounds its seemingly mysterious ways.
It would be a pathetic and frank lie to suggest that I don’t desire to be a writer, a public and published one in paper. But the fact of the matter is that I don’t put the energy to achieve that goal. So I write mostly because I derive pleasure in it. Mostly for me and those who regularly visit my sites or whatever curiosity brings in to these electronic pages.
I am a teacher at a local high school somewhere in the Swedish Highlands. I received my education in Stockholm University
Updated: 19/11 2017