Category Archives: family

Ponce Chronicles: Déjà Vu Strikes Again!

For a couple of years now, I have been chronicling my wife’s and my adventures in restoring the home in Puerto Rico that Allysen’s parents built forty-some years ago. Last year we got it all fixed up and available to … Continue reading

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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Ya Mutha’s Chicken and Gravy

All Mom’s most edible dishes contained either corn or pork, except for this one. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Comfort Food

At this time of year, with lots of festive foods and deserts playing havoc with your digestion and your wallet, sometimes you just want something simple. With funds in short supply from buying gifts and all those special family meals, … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: COMFORT FOOD Shit on a Shingle

Like all comfort food from my childhood, this is kinda gross, but I loved it. Squishy, salty, peppery, a little sweet from the bread and peas…omg now I want some, and it’s got about six things in it I shouldn’t eat. Continue reading

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Choosing to be Merry, _ammit.

The _ key on my laptop is not working. This has been a trying year. A year ago in November there was the election, about which, perhaps, the less spoken, the better.  48 hours after the election my lovely Uncle … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Prius

Once upon a time, O Reader, hybrid cars were new and wonderful, the best of both worlds, a stylish way to reduce our dependence on foreign petroleum and thereby prevent wars and save the planet. If there were issues with … Continue reading

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Like Penelope

When my peers were taking piano lessons, I was taking weaving lessons. My family placed a premium on the arts and the more esoteric crafts, and when my parents realized that we had a professional weaver living down the road … Continue reading

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Rediscovery

My son attends an early college high school. What that means is that he’s in his junior year and is now taking all college classes. He’s always looked to me for help with his writing courses and writing assignments. Since … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: “Bearing Shadows”

I am a lucky man. I’m the father of my daughter. I’m the father of my son. Can’t get much luckier than that. I remember that feeling, though, toward the end of the first pregnancy. Everything was going well, yet … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud

I don’t remember my parents reading aloud to me, though I’m sure they did. I do remember reading to my kids. In fact, I still do if I can talk them into it. Or hogtie them. I also used to … Continue reading

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