Closing 2013

Dear Readers: It's been an intense year, both good and bad. All the electronics managed to break down or suffer "unexpected" accidents, however, the writing is flourishing, the kids are happy, and the family garden blooms. I am happy... I expect great things in 2014 for all! That said I'm starting off the New Year with a brand new blog.…

Read more about the article The Ruins @ Wilderness, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (aka: Las Ruinas, Wildo)
Original Lighthouse, Picture by Feliciano Alonso c. 1895

The Ruins @ Wilderness, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (aka: Las Ruinas, Wildo)

Two walls and a foundation are the only thing left of the original Aguadilla Lighthouse. Designed by Enrique Gadea and built by Pedro Tolosa on the northwest corner of Puerto Rico known as Punta Borinquen, the lighthouse inaugurated on September 15th 1889. It was located near the territory of what later became Borinquen Field, a major US military facility, later…

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¡Buenas Noticias!

A mí me encantan las buenas noticias. ¿A ti no? ¿No te dan unas cosquillitas que llevan una sonrisa a tu rostro y te hacen sentir bien? Digo, por algo son buenas, ¿no? Entonces, ¿por qué no se ven más? En Puerto Rico la prensa se dedica a reportar las malas noticias. La primera plana, por lo general incluye las…


El Ucar de mi ventana

Sufre, ¿o soy yo? Con cada golpe del machete Cada trazo de la sierra que lo debilita Cada brazo que deja de ser Sufro, por el verde que ha caído el oxígeno robado de mis pulmones y los nidos que no serán Sufre innecesariamente ¿Para qué? ¿Para qué? Sufro por la sombra que cobijaba los niños Por la iguana que…

Read more about the article Paseo Piñones, Scenic Bike Route @ Loíza, Puerto Rico
This is the path that veers away from road 187.

Paseo Piñones, Scenic Bike Route @ Loíza, Puerto Rico

Piñones is a small treasure of possibilities. From natural seawater pools, surfing spots, chinchorros with traditional fried foods like alcapurrias and bacalaítos, to fishing, fruit frappes and a pretty cool and ecologically diverse bike route. All this, only minutes from San Juan. From The Baldorioty de Castro Expressway or from Ave. Isla Verde, take road 187 to Piñones. The path…

Read more about the article Egoístas
100% Clean mechanical energy.


Jay Fonseca lo dijo los otros días en su Facebook: "el problema es que somos egoístas". Creo que tenía razón. Realmente no hay más ninguna explicación para explicar por qué los puertorriqueños seguimos todos rompiendo las reglas. Es egoísmo; egoísmo e inmadurez. La mayoría de las reglas y leyes están hechas para nuestro bienestar. Si, si, sabemos que hay algunas…


Complicated X4

That's what my mother predicted. Yup. The Queen Mother had it right. Of course, she spoke from experience. She said a second child would complicate things, not x2, but x4. The laws of physics and logic do not apply here. I thought she was exaggerating. You know mothers. We exaggerate to make a point... or maybe not. Confident and delusional,…

Read more about the article Heart Attack Caused by Bloomberg TV
Old San Juan Casino and PR flag.

Heart Attack Caused by Bloomberg TV

Last night at around 11pm (rough estimate) I think I had a heart attack. It was a Bloomberg TV video link. I hear the words "Puerto Rico debt... default... reverse prediction" of course I start tuning in. It was a post from that very same day. Oh oh! More crappy news about our economic situation that will make everything worse.…


La Macacoa

"Te cayó la macacoa."  My mother used to say that. Cool word if you ask me. It almost sounds like some sort of strange bird or something. Not quite. La Macacoa, in Puerto Rico at least, is a devlish little creature that lands on your shoulder and weighs you down.   She makes people "under the weather" as they say,…


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