Rudy Ch. Garcia is a Colorado author whose works range from science fiction and fantasy to the contemporary Chicano reality. In 2012, he published "The Closet of Discarded Dreams" in which the Chicano protagonist awakens in a closet whose reality is made up of the discarded dreams of others. Latinopia caught up with Rudy at a "mental Cocido," a mental stew of ideas and discussion where he read from his novel. This video was produced is owned and copyrighted by Barrio Dog Productions Inc. and is posted on vimeo and Latinopia.com by permission.