Archive for October 7th, 2010

October 7, 2010

Penance for the past

by Rolando Ortiz

A few years ago I lost a very good friend. Even though we didn’t belong to the same gang we had developed a tight friend ship in Juvenile Hall. At one point we hung out more with each other than we did with our own gang. We both had a passion for reading and writing, that’s what really made our friendship unique. He let his friends know that he and I were like brothers.

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October 7, 2010

La Metiche: A Monster-in-Law


by AJ Rodriguez

Many people say I give great advise. So, while I’m working on my follow-up piece to last week’s post on Puerto Rico becoming a state, I’d like to share a question that was asked to me. It was meant for my personal blog, but I figured I’d share it with you and get feedback. Maybe your answer will differ from mine.

Dear AJ,

I was recently laid off and have had trouble making ends meet with the little I get from unemployment and what I get from doing petty jobs here and there. I live with my wife, two children and my mother-in-law. And here is the problem: My mother-in-law is a metiche! She butts into everything. Always has a problem with me. Has even gone as far as telling my wife to leave me. Whenever we are alone, she makes it unbearable to be around. I’m running out of excuses, trying to avoid her. I don’t know what to do anymore. Help!

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October 7, 2010

Meet Adam and Eve

by Juan Campos

Fernando Botero’s 20 feet tall sculptures stand all year round at lobby of the Time Warner Center overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park South. Impossible to miss, they greet you with their beautiful, voluptuous, naked figures as you walk in the building.


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October 7, 2010

Cash or Credit

by Eileen Rivera-de la Hoz

I made a tough decision not too long ago. I decided to give up my credit card habit. Think about it, I don’t need to buy four pairs of shoes at one time, nor do I need to buy three more purses. Bye, bye retail therapy.

Statistics show that in March 2010 revolving credit in the United States totaled $852.6 Billion dollars, 98% of that is debt. There were days when I felt that most of that debt was mine. It was just time to go back to the old way of doing things.

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