El Pleito De Los Trastes

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are in your relationship, or how much or little you do outside of this highly detested chore, the infamous battle over who’s washing the dishes is bound to come up at some point during your “living together,” “marital,” or “shacked up” relationship […]

De Tal Palo, Tal Astilla

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree Higueras, duraznos, naranjas, hierbabuena, Piquin, and romero are just a few of the plants that come to mind when I think of my mother’s gardens throughout the years.  Everywhere she’s ever lived she’s left a tropical paradise behind.  None more so than […]

De Noche Todos Los Gatos Son Pardos

At Night All Cats Are Strays We weren’t exactly strays, but we were in the dark in many ways. That night we made the decision to leave for the city there was nothing but frantic movements.  In one instant the sharp pain of my father awaking us with jagged force, […]

No Todo Lo Que Brilla Es Oro

Not Everything That Shines Is Gold Or as folks in my neck of the woods would say no seas pendejo! Don’t be an idiot.  It may not be my place to say this, since I’ve only lived in the neighborhood for a few years, but in the little time I’ve […]