Author Archives: xaviertrevino

About xaviertrevino

I like to write, take things apart and put them back together, turtles, and my lovely wife Danusia.

RAINING ON MY HEAD

I awoke this morning to the sound of raindrops pattering on the bedroom air conditioner. The patter was punctuated by distant rumbles of thunder. The bedroom was still pretty dark at almost 8, which is why I hadn’t woken up … Continue reading

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BREAD LOAF SAGA

  I rarely buy bread nowadays, not that I’m gluten-free by any stretch of the imagination; it’s just that at my age I’ve only to look at a piece of bread for it to add an inch or two to … Continue reading

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SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

I like shopping at Whole Foods. It’s clean; they have a good variety of stuff that’s unheard of at the local Key Food or C-Town. I’ve been shopping there since the first store opened in Union Square in 2001. I … Continue reading

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BACK TO WORK

    Exactly four years ago this month I was suspended from the job I’d held for seventeen years. It was actually three different jobs, porter, doorman, handyman then doorman again but all at the same place, 144 West 86th … Continue reading

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THE MYSTERIES OF EVAPORATOR FANS

  This October, late in the month I was sitting on the couch in the living room watching TV one evening when I heard a loud buzzing sound coming from somewhere. The sound was familiar in a way, but a … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS TREE SAGA

We decided to go for a Charlie brown Christmas tree this year, the current times and our budget being what it is. The past few years we’ve been pretty lucky about price and size, the first tree we had up … Continue reading

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ELECTION DAY

Last Tuesday morning I reported for work at the school on Amsterdam Avenue I was assigned to for the election. This time I knew what to do and found my table and box and set it up in no time. … Continue reading

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