Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MARINE TIGERS: A NewyoRican Story

     HAPPY THANKSGIVING - I want to extend a special Thank You to all of you who have bought my book. The response has been awesome.

          Thanks also for all the positive remarks. The song my son wrote "Marine Tigers" for his band's current album, "Always Foreign" by The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, was inspired by my book. The song has received raves from critics. In particular, Pitchfork music website rated it highly. It is one of many websites where the video of the song "Marine Tigers" can be seen.
            Marine Tigers is about my and my family's assimilation into American life; arriving in the New York City harbor on a ship called the Marine Tiger. So many of us came on the Marine Tiger in the forties, that many New Yorkers began referring to us as "Marine Tigers" or simply "Tigers" thus the title of the book.
               The book not only follows as we make our way into Americana, but includes characters and life in general as we experienced it, with all its highs and lows, from my point of view.
                My book is available at Amazon.com.
             


Friday, November 3, 2017

SHRED AND CHEERY

These two cereal characters, while from different families have found common ground. But, as most couples, things aren't always as they should be. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ORANGE JAMBOREE

Here's a gathering of some of my favorite orange characters gathered here in a candid presentation.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PRAYERS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

RESAMOS POR TODOS SUFRIENDO LA TRAJEDIA DE LAS TORMENTAS EN PUERTO RICO. Oramos tambien por todos victima de todas las tormentas en el Caribe y aqui en los Estados Unidos.
           Que Dios bendiga a todos incluyendo sobrinas, sobrinos y todos miembros de mi familia que desde el principio de las tormentas en Puerto Rico no hemos recibido noticias de ellos.

 WE PRAY FOR ALL THOSE SUFFERING FROM THE TRAGEDY OF THE STORMS IN PUERTO RICO. We pray also for all the victims of the storms elsewhere in the Caribbean and in the United States.
          May God bless all of those, including nieces, nephews and all members of my family from whom no news has been heard since the start of the storms in Puerto Rico.

Monday, September 18, 2017

INCONSISTENT CRACKERS

These cracker ladies were hanging out on a box we bought. I like buying the off brands. Besides cutting costs, once in a while I'll get a batch with browned edges which I love. Consistency of product in some cases is unimportant, surprise me! The ladies were an added attraction.

Friday, September 1, 2017

OF THE SAME ORANGEIN

I found these guys on a container of orange juice. But strangely, and I don't know why, with as much as I like oranges and orange juice, for some reason lately, all I can think when I see the color orange, are either comical or negative thoughts. I guess it's just one of those things. I'll get over it sometime. I hope soon, though I'm afraid it'll probably take longer.

Monday, August 14, 2017

SOLDIER AND TOP HAT

Here are two characters I found on a Supreme pizza a time back. The soldier, looking like a drill sergeant, seems a bit perturbed by the whimsical antics of the colorful dancer before him.