Tomas in Chicavasco, 2017

Street vendor at Real del Monte

So there I was, two days into a four-day vacation visiting my uncle and cousins who I’d not seen in forty years. I was looking at a menu and realizing that although I’ve become much prouder and more atune with my Mexican heritage, that I was still, in many ways, “pocho.”

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Once a cop… Pt 2.

A while back I wrote a small piece about actors who seem to play law enforcement officers more than once.  I just came across another member of the club: Alana De La Garza (Twitter, IMDB). She is currently playing Clara Seger on Criminal Minds: Beyond Border. Prior to that, she played NYPD officer Jo Martinez on TV show… Continue reading Once a cop… Pt 2.

The myth about GOP alternatives to Obamacare

A while back, I had a Twitter “conversation” with Daniel Garza of the The Libre Initiative. After a few back-and-forths, Daniel stated that I was spreading the “biggest lie about Obamacare” when I stated that the GOP had not provided any counter-proposals to Obamacare. Daniel suggested that I Google “Republican alternatives to Obamacare.” I said… Continue reading The myth about GOP alternatives to Obamacare

Circle of life

My father enjoying a cup of coffee as he always did.

My dad’s not doing well. I realize that the number of days I have with him are rapidly dwindling. It’s all part of the circle of life.

Olympics For Sale !!

NBC Olympics Home Page

NBC Olympics requires a cable subscription in order to view online content. I don’t have a cable subscription and neither do millions of people. So NBC has decided that those of us in this situation do not need to view the Olympics. This isn’t right, but (for now) there’s not a lot we can do.

Yet Another Change (or how Microsoft CRM got the better of me)

For the last three months, I’d been doing some Microsoft Dynamics CRM administrating. If you read my previous post, you’ll see that I was not enjoying things. Well, Microsoft Dynamics CRM has won the battle of wills. I have decided to move on to more (mostly) familiar ground and do some e-Commerce programming. So… what… Continue reading Yet Another Change (or how Microsoft CRM got the better of me)