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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CXVI: Lessons from a Dying Jackfruit Tree

Gentle cabrones:Some housekeeping, primeramente.Gracias for your patience in the delay of this canto — my laptop is faster and sturdier than ever...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CX: They Didn’t Know I Planted Anti-KKK Seeds

Gentle cabrones:To paraphrase Henry Hill: As far back as I could remember, I always hated the...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CIX: Talking Coronavirus Test Mask Blues

Gentle cabrones: The instructions were simple. Stay in my car. Expose my nose,...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CVIII: Keep On Pushing

Gentle cabrones:Just submitted my grades for my Narrative Non-Fiction class at Orange Coast College — what a time to take a 100...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CXII: Protests I Have Attended

Gentle cabrones:August 19, 1999: What got me into this reporting life: a protest against the Anaheim Union High School District board of...

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