Healthy anger (“Frustrations” Part Four)

This post is the fourth and final in a series called “Frustrations,” an unplugged retelling of some of the difficult circumstances I’ve endured in the past year or so. 

I’m taking steps back. Actually, they’re steps forward, but they harken back to the qualities of life I once enjoyed and now yearn for endlessly. I can’t wait to see what comes of it all.

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Cycle 305 – Episode 1: The Bike

Hello everyone! I’m starting a new series called Cycle 305 where I’m going to take you with me on a bunch of bicycle rides that I do regularly – everything from going to work to hanging out with friends – as well as talk to you about the subtleties of the bicycle lifestyle and how they’ve impacted my life.

In this first episode, I talk about my ’87 Trek 330 and its custom features.

Let me know what you think! I hope to keep up the with series with at least one vlog a week.

Getting back to basics (“Frustrations” Part Three)

This post is the third in a new series called “Frustrations,” an unplugged retelling of some of the difficult circumstances I’ve endured in the past year or so. 

It took me a long time to regain control and find myself where I am now – a crossroads between wallowing in the memories of what used to be and perpetually trying to clear the fog and see what lies ahead.

The warehouse job eventually ran its course, but on the way there, am endless stream of tears kept me from seeing the valuable skills I was learning. I picked up accounting and sales skills and experience that many of my peers now envy (or so I think). I made a lasting impression – albeit lackluster by my own standards – on a group of people that still call on me to this day when they need help running the business.

Where was I? Crying over her? Asking myself why that damn job didn’t work out? Reeling in the memories of days where the hardest task was figuring out what her and I were going to eat for dinner? You betcha!

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Annoyingly 20/20 (“Frustrations” Part Two)

This post is the second in a new series called “Frustrations,” an unplugged retelling of some of the difficult circumstances I’ve endured in the past year or so. 

‘Twas the first weeks of December, and a phenomenon which may very sadly and unfortunately never repeat itself again took place – my grandparents traveled more than 2,000 miles from Buenos Aires, Argentina to come see me and my family in Miami.

Well, they traveled by plane but hell; it’s still a stretch.

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Busking on 37: a documentary

I am very, very proud to finally present to you all my latest documentary film, Busking on 37.

The film stars my good friend Yero Lopez – a.k.a. Crescendo – who spends time playing his saxophone on a local street corner, having interesting conversations with passersby and making it a good time.

Beyond the fun, however, there’s a person who used to jive to a different beat in high school, and as a close friends of his, it’s both interesting and heart-wrenching to see him where he is now.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Thank you to the wonderful musicians on the Newgrounds Audio Portal for providing the music for the film, which really helps make some of the scenes. Details for these and the materials used are as follows.

EDITING: Tomás Monzón
MUSIC: “A World of Blue” by Matthew Pablo, “Smooth Fall” by Macpherson
CAMERA: Sony HVR-V1U HDV/MiniDV Camcorder
AUDIO: Sony HVR-V1U Onboard Microphone
SOFTWARE: Sony Vegas Pro 13

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