Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rio Grande Valley Haiku #1

humid evening air by the window

sweat from brow to chest

bed and body are one.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dos Mas....More Later

Puerto Rico Bello

Just got back from a work related trip to Puerto Rico. In between conference meetings and expensive lunches, I did manage to visit Viejo San Juan and other tourist areas. I'll be posting photos of Puerto Rico. Full confession. Since I didn't want to be seen as a "gringo tourist", I spoke Spanish all the time and said I was a mexican tourist. Tee-hee. It paid off! Bueno. First photo:

Monday, September 15, 2008

Out of the loop

For now, I have been out of loop of sorts with my blog. Aside from work and family, I have been kept busy with community issues (Resist the Wall, etc) and my meditation community, Flor de Nopal Sangha. Add to that, I am trying to get my reading habits up to par. For what is worth, I am reading 1491. OK....I am still perusing.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008


It's minor and the grand events of everyday life that gives us a glimpse to this bizarre social-economic system we live in.

Before Hurricane Dolly came by, I had the not so pleasant experience of going to a local chain pizza eatery that offers buffet from 12pm to 2pm. Ah. The delights of mass produced pizza. Not being one to be good on time at any event, I arrived with a hungry belly at 2:10pm. When I arrived at the counter, I paid the cashier for a regular meal and noticed right behind her the buffet table. The table had seven pizzas being kept alive under cooking lights. I kept staring at them. What would they do with the overproduction? Give it to a lucky customer? Save it and give it to the cooks? Ride as fast as they could and go to the local shelter? Ah. No. That would encourage folks to eating free pizza. Can't have that!! The manager approached the pizzas quietly with a trashcan. Slowly. Picked one. By. One. And throw them away. Throw away seven complete uneaten untouched good pizzas. I kept my eyes locked at the manager who seemed perturbed at being caught throwing away good food. He stopped at pizza number 3. I sat and he returned to throw away the rest.

What to do? At minimum, at our own personal level, think about what you throw away in your garbage can. Even if you do not agree with Freegans/Freeganism or dumpster diving, these two videos should give you food for thought (no pun intended):