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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXX: Articles in the Wind

Gentle cabrones: So I was in my backyard reaping the tomato avalanche that we hatched in our garden this summer – been averaging 10 pounds per daily harvest for the past three weeks, and we...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXIX: A Quick One, While I’m Away

Gentle cabrones: OK, I'm not really away. But I might as well be. I'm doing one wacky story, in the middle of a big one, and on the cusp of a huge one for the Los...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXVIII: My Life in Earthquakes

Gentle cabrones: I don't like earthquakes -- but then again, does anyone except Dr. Lucy Jones care for them? One of the earliest memories I have of hearing something in English was some ominous report on...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXVII: I Trimmed it on the Grapevine

Gentle cabrones: Yes, I didn’t send out a canto last week. Yes, I feel ashamed. No, I have no real excuse… Except for the grapevines. A couple years ago, my wife and I bought one from Tree of...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXVI: Dont’ Count Your Tomatoes Until They Hatch

Gentle cabrones: Yes, I'm late -- as Boricua Frank would say, DAMNIT! I guess I could say I have excuses. Had to write a last-minute obit on Friday, then stuff myself like Snorlax on Saturday for...

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