Five Memories of Friday

“My mum always used to buy a record every Friday.”– Elton John “I’m half Puerto Rican, and every Friday we have rice and beans and chicken in my house – so that’s like a very Latin staple. It’s just so comforting. I look forward to every single Friday because I just can’t wait for my riceContinue reading “Five Memories of Friday”

The Heat Is On*

In a few hours, it will be 95 degrees. I dare not doubt the weatherman’s forecast, as I just left the pre-noon outdoors, and it was already volcano-lava-hot. Any exercise must be done in the wee small hours these days. Despite getting only three hours of sleep last night, and despite the forecast of a MarthaContinue reading “The Heat Is On*”

Mint Is Busting Out All Over

The budding twigs spread out their fan,To catch the breezy air;And I must think, do all I can,That there was pleasure there. –William Wordsworth April (minus the ominous dark clouds and lightning that never once lead to a drop of precipitation but simply pass over us like the Jake Ryans of the world to theContinue reading “Mint Is Busting Out All Over”

The Best Part Of Waking Up

The best part of waking up is not Folger’s in your cup; it’s not being dead. I average about four hours of sleep per night, so I am never fully-rested, fully-cognizant, or fully-functioning. It is one of many thorns in my side. But I keep waking up each morning, before the sun, before the rooster crows,Continue reading “The Best Part Of Waking Up”

Meeting The Challenge

Today we have a guest blogger named Mat, who shares with us his amazing weekend in McAllen, Texas last week, accompanying his friend as part of Challenged Sportsmen of America, Inc.: Almost 9 years ago, I became friends with a guy named Brian. I met Brian through a mutual friend. A few of us were recently divorced,Continue reading “Meeting The Challenge”