Something miraculous happened on Friday night. I got out of work late so I went to big Globo gym because, well, its nearby. Say what you will about this gym, it does have 8 power racks and plentiful benches. I’ve only had to wait for a bench once in 3 years and I’ve never had […]
Read More Ain’t no half reppin’
In the mid-80s I was finishing my somewhat checkered high-school career in a 3rd, no, scratch that, 4th world country somewhere in Latin America. I lived with my mother who is a highly educated, brilliant woman who, nevertheless, was not paid very much at that point in her career. Anybody familiar with 3rd world countries […]
Read More Coming to America…and then leaving.
Roughly 7 years ago I had one of those “damn, we’re really going to get a divorce” moments when you realize that something you’ve pondered so often is actually going to happen. Even if part of you welcomes the divorce, it’s a very strange feeling, especially after many years of marriage. It was a mutual […]
Read More Divorce and dating across cultures.
This is a recipe that I am publishing for all my brothers and sisters in the Strength Sport community. It is a tasty method of injecting a tasty, highly nutritional component into your rice, stews, sauces and other recipes. What follows is a personal observation regarding the value of eating 100 percent organic. Please jump […]
Read More Sofrito/Epis – The delicious secret weapon for athletes – A recipe
In my first post I touched briefly (albeit not very coherently) on the the notion of nationality, cultural identity and, I suppose, the idea of diaspora. What makes it strange for people like me is that Americans think of themselves of the immigrant nation par excellence. People, according to this narrative, are literally dying to […]
Read More Stranger in a strange land