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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CIII: Whittle Those Weeds Away

Gentle cabrones: They call me the Whittler: the cholo nerd who reduces mountains to plains, one chipped-away pebble at a time. Okay, only my family calls...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CII: Transformative, not Transactional

Gentle cabrones: the middle of the beginning of the beginning of one crazy news cycle that was this past week, I had to take a phone call.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CI: The Wait

Gentle cabrones: One hundred frozen burritos, cobbled together from leftovers over the past six months? Check. Water? Bought rain barrels years ago, so check.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto C: Always Forward, Never Back

Gentle cabrones: The photo below shows the keyboard to my laptop. Like it? Most people do! They freak out at the sight of...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCIX: The Cocktails of My Life

Gentle cabrones: Can your drink of choice reveal something about your life? Let's give it a — no pun intended — shot! *0-4 years old, American...

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The Central Valley Is the Heart and Soul of California

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