The Longest Year

I legit think we got played. Not that anything magical happens at midnight on January 1st of any year except the collective delusion that this will be the (entirely made up my Europeans) year that we will do shit that is supposed to be good for us (lose weight, pay off debt etc etc) but…

Closing Casa Mala West 1.0

I thought that choosing what to keep, what to toss, and what to bring to my new home would make me sad. I thought I would wallow in nostalgia of what I had hoped my life would be like in this place that my ex purchased for us. Instead I am calm and feel accomplished…

Señal

What happens when we can no longer send propaganda across radio waves to the planets? Tonight how will we send an SOS to Karaya because it is all collapsing around us- The means the infrastructure Governors the economy homelands. How will we hear the response when our inner layers have succumbed to gravity When all…

The Rise of the Problematic Latina Redux

The 45th President of the United States still hasn’t conceded and yet the president elect is acting like that little dog drinking coffee (or wine – fess up day zoom meeting drinkers) in a room aflame around him. This is fine. But looking at some of the people team Biden is putting on his transition…

Blue Waves

Two weeks ago I took a trip. After months of not travelling at all, almost a year of not travelling for pleasure – all because of the COVID-19 pandemic I said fuck it and booked an Airbnb ( I know, I know but capitalism so please don’t judge too harshly). I picked a place by…

Requests from Men I have Said No To the past few weeks.

Letting them eat Salsa Verde out of my ass. Sending a picture of me sweeping Going to their house to cook them dinner Inviting them to eat Serving them coffee when they come to pick up something . Being flattered when they show me that my Facebook profile pic is their phone screensaver.

Disaster Recovery Writing

I have started writing again. Nothing for publication (yet and not counting this). I usually complain that I don’t have enough time to write or by the time my work day is done (assuming I have given myself a hard stop which I admit I am horrible at) my brain is so tired from making…

Parting Gifts

For 42 years I took hot water for granted. When there was none I had no one to blame But myself The landlord The building management The campo The government. As a parting gift You taught me how to turn on the pilot on the boiler. Now I will have no one to blame but…

Alegria Bomba E

Los Angeles is perhaps the last place I expected to connect to Bomba. For years, decades even, I have observed, appreciated and secretly wanted to learn how to dance and tocar/play Bomba. Back in New York, the closest I got was when a lover of mine would teach me some basic toques – I can’t…

Vecinos

Over the past few weeks many possible changes have come into my atmosphere. One of them is the possibility of living alone with one child (and my dog) in this house that I have lived in for 7 plus years as part of a couple. Living in this hood, this city somewhat alone has me…