Yes, there’s a confessional aspect to the crônica, but the confessions are not at all personal. Instead, the crônica highlights a persona, a winking avatar in place of the whole of the writer. In other words, it’s not me. Because me? I’m still alone, dancing—you know it, baby. More
We found his last will and testament, printed on special old-style stationary from Staples he seemed to have stamp-notarized himself. I forgot to mention he was a notary public. He wanted all his assets donated to the NAACP, and he insisted his grave stone say, “Catch You on The Flip Side.”More
Look at a cat, what does it think of you? You would rather be a mouse than a man. And what can you do except feel sorry you are not a rat? Nature AS the manifestation of All sacred, Infinite Being. Whoa. It should show you. More
The Spanish expression, for being unfaithful to someone is “Puso los cuernos” to put the horns on them. My romantic partner one day wandered into the teacher’s lounge of her high school, to find her colleagues gossiping that one of the girls, Maria, had “put the horns on Alvaro.”
“Poor Alvaro,” someone said.
“Poor Maria,” my partner said to me.
The Spanish word for a shameless gossip is “chismoso”
The Spanish word for a hotshot, or someone who makes all the decisions is “El que corta el bacalao” or “he that cuts the codfish.”More
He has this chiseled out jaw and these amazing blown out pecs and this super cute dimple that shows up when he smiles. And he also has a tail.More
I can tell by the elliptical pupils—its cat eyes. The single mother is right. This snake is a viper. More
His right eye had suffered a devastating wound. The organ was white, almost totally without iris or pupil, and angry lines of blood snaked across its surface. It looked as if someone had tried to remove it and failed.More
“The car had been through a reconstructed transmission, a busted carburetor, and was an absolute lush for Valvoline.” – Jordan Farmer, “Brothers”