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 Angeles Times. Am about to eat un chingo of tortillas for my KCRW #TortillaTournament. Just...
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 KCAL-TV Channel 9 about California's much-delayed (even then) Big One -- I couldn't have been...
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 Life Nursery, the magnificent Eden deep in San Juan Capistrano off Ortega Highway dedicated to...