It’s out! War and Peace in la cola preferencial

The Bacopa Literary Review 2016 is out through Amazon, and with it, my story, “War and Peace in la cola preferencial.” This other War and Peace is about my kids, Roberto, and I waiting during […]

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Happy National Talk Like a Trucker Day!

Decorative Gourd Season is in full swing in this house as we celebrate National Talk Like a Trucker Day once again. Here’s an oldie but a goodie from last year on this day. Also, to […]

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“Home” is Where Your Hot Wheels Are

Immediately after Roberto, the kids, and I moved cross-town in January, Kid Number One was thrown into a month-long tailspin of depression and tantrums. It turned out one mom’s boxy, charmless two-bedroom apartment was one little […]

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Sightless in Seattle

My dad is on the road again. Nine years ago today, the two of us were in snowy West Virginia, getting very little shut-eye at a Jane Lew rest area. We were bunking in his Covenant Transport eighteen-wheeler after […]

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Reading a Book from Every Country

Last night, I read Sorry Not Sorry, an article in The New Yorker about South Korean fiction and “the country’s existential tumult in dark humor.” Beyond my surprise at “the cosmetic surgery craze” (apparently South Korea is the […]

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Getting Sappy for Fall Foliage

Julie, an Ohioan friend of mine who just moved north from Gainesville, Florida to Kentucky, sent me a link to a Time story about buying fall leaves from New England. She understands the importance of […]

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Shell Contracting, Hygge-style

After nearly nineteen hours of intercontinental travel, we, Los 4 Fantásticos, stepped through the front door and zombie-walked toward anything radiating “comfort.” We Pig Piled on the cats, even the annoying one. We made hot chocolate […]

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National Talk Like a Trucker Day Redux!

Five years ago today, I was driving from a Fricken Chicken barbeque in Fulton, New York to a travel center in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, retracing my 2007 big rig state-hop with my dad. I was “performing […]

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Beyond Lima

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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Places to Let Toddlers Run in Lima

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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