The Admiral

December 24, 1492 Enrique Navarro Lovato shared a tiny cabin below the bow with Juan Carlos Gutierrez Romero. Each boy slept on a three-plank bunk, Enrique’s closer to the floor because he was the younger of the two, and because, according to Juan Carlos, Juan Carlos was part Basque, who were superior sailors, which is …

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Did it ever end?

On the streets of Inglewood the crush of Christmas hit me. Here again. Already. The lights strung on a gated apartment annoyed me. Why, I thought, do they still have their lights up? Then I remembered that it has not even started. Did it ever end?