May 20, 2017

Pollo Asado in the Red Copper Square Pan

Filed under: Comida, Dinner, Food, Video, Video Event — migueltio @ 10:52 pm

Migueltio  The North Country Latino tests out the famous Red Copper Square Pan to see if a roast chicken really comes out as perfect as they say on tv.


Sometimes Good To Look Back

Filed under: Poetry, Uncategorized — migueltio @ 11:18 am

I see bridges burning

over the horizon a fog-like

smoke already building

making vision an entity

of difficulty some saw coming

but others denied.


History was always a teaching

of lessons to make us

better like practicing our

writing of every cursive letter,

we were supposed to learn

from the past from every

war from every scandal we

were supposed to improve with

age like a fine

sharp cheddar.


There are too many for whom

history’s lessons have become

to old whose souls have

been demonically sold leaving

real people and their lives in

the cold casting upon that

fine cheddar a protruding

green mold causing dedication

to fall way from the

fold while the purveyors of

commercialism and terrorism

snicker over their new lost

city of fool’s gold raising a

cloud of fear and doubt

so that no truths be told

taking the high road by

which they can further

withhold what was once

a genuine article of

courageous direction







May 14, 2017

Twenty Three Years Celebrated Today

Filed under: Poetry, Uncategorized — Tags: — migueltio @ 3:29 pm


Twenty-three years ago


a guy and a gal


woke up early


in separate parts


of town.




Twenty-three years ago, and


two hours later they


were sitting at breakfast he


with her brother, she


among friends.




Two hours later after


that both were waiting


at Sacred Heart for the twelfth


stroke of Noon to cue the


wedding part.




Two more hours later


two loves now spouses


celebrating the day among family


and friends on the fourteenth


of May.










May 5, 2017

About Cinco

Filed under: Dinner, Poetry, Uncategorized — migueltio @ 5:02 pm


What about

Cinco De Mayo?

What about


What if Mexico

had not won?

What if Mexico

had not defeated

France? What if a

literal army of peasants

had not taken a passionate

persevering stance shutting

down Napoleon The Third’s

military advance?


What more about France

that country we see with eyes

of adventurous romance?

Could a young America have

been its next conquest if

a victory over Mexico would

have afforded such a chance?


The vision was perfect

had it all gone as planned

first defeat Mexico then

advance across

The Rio Grande

join up with Jefferson

Davis to walk with The

Confederates hand in hand

defeating Sherman and Grant

thus forcing Lincoln to surrender

every acre of Yankee land then

eventually turning on Jackson

and Lee forcing Dixie’s armies

to run for the southern coastal

sand thus promoting to England

and Spain a new dominant

French imperial brand.


Could that all really have

happened? Yes, the chance is

distinctively so had it not been for

The Battle of Puebla and a

May Fifth Victory for Mexico.


May 3, 2017

Can We Learn Again?

Filed under: Poetry, Uncategorized — migueltio @ 8:18 pm

We used to think that one color over another color

was superior.

We used to think that other colors to our color

were inferior.


Time was when another color

had to sit in the back,

had to pick up the slack,

had to drink from the fountain

with the great big crack.


After some time passed

it seemed we came to

our senses we seemed like

had stopped the racial

offenses, tearing down our

highly segregated

barbed wire fences.


The lessons we seemed to have learned

after many neighborhoods were burned

made it seem as if we had turned

away from the hatred that had perpetually churned.


Now in these times many seem re-divided

as what they portray and what they say,

come out of mouths two sided,



and religious differences

seem to have once again


hopefully in time,

once again,

lessons will be learned so that before too many

new fires have destructively burned,

this new wave of hate,

causing many


to demonstrate,

will have peacefully subsided.

April 22, 2017

Pollo Plaza De Morelia

Filed under: Comida, Dinner, Food, Video, Video Event — Tags: , , , , , , — migueltio @ 11:01 am

Migueltio The North Country Latino makes the delicious Mexican chicken recipe Pollo Plaza De Morelia



April 19, 2017

Overwhelming The Landscape

Filed under: Poetry, Uncategorized — migueltio @ 6:51 pm

There they stand






a chain whose

useless presence

is cast over

real people

good people

in a dark




ever towering


one after another

miles down the track

involving neighbors

near their homes

not cutting their

properties any slack

like defiant walls

one after another

from Port Leyden

to Lyons Falls

towering over their

homes blocking

out their views

all they have been

told is a shallow


that other supposed “storage”

on unused track near an

unused station is happening

elsewhere all over the nation

no doubt I am sure just

frivolous patronizing misinformation

dismissing other states on tracks

in the open and middle of nowhere

while here in the middle and

edge of towns they bring a

metal ugliness one cannot

compare they do not belong

they should not be there!

April 2, 2017

Intense Flavors

Filed under: Poetry — migueltio @ 9:37 am

A good wine is

like a good kiss

you savor it slowly

and cherish its sweetness

as it tantalizes your

senses while wishing its

very essence to never fade.


A good kiss is

like a good wine

you crave its taste

so blissful as it

warms your every

inch with a richness

and flavor that sends your

passions into an

uncontrollable delight.


Both invoke in

the belly the warmth of

a rolling fire

both invoke the joys

of a heart’s great

desire both invoke

the deepest feelings

that never fail

to touch

or inspire.



March 15, 2017

Love Cast Away

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , — migueltio @ 9:34 pm

Her heart so melancholy

a sunless day her sky

of clouds a blatant

grey her heart so

dear has sailed this day

across the shoals of



A single tear now fallen

down from eyes so swollen

n’er to see her love now stolen

across the shoals of Dungarvan.


Where will her own future lie

will the shoulders return onto

which she can cry or

will her dreams of all

her tomorrows die

across the shoals of Dungarvan?


He sails as his passion as a shantyman

he was fashioned to the crew to which

he did resort and the captain to which

he did report as if the love from her arms

they did extort

across the shoals of Dungarvan.


Many long days without his laughter

in her ears.

Many long nights without his strength

to calm her fears.

Each day she must bare is a loss of

a thousand years

across the shoals of




March 5, 2017

33 45 and 78!

Filed under: Photography, Poetry — migueltio @ 10:11 am

dsc03345Round and flat

most are black

some are larger

each side with four

or five

some are smaller

each side

one track.


Little by little they went away

with no one thinking

they would be back

such a loss of the art

of the cover so many

like a portrait or a

mural or a scene

all masterpieces so beautifully

designed on a cardboard

perfect square even

“The White Album” was a great

expression so minimal

so bare.


Then they wanted everything smaller

they wanted their music

more compact thinking that

in the new “digital age” to

more consumers a smaller

disc they could



Previously made covers were

re-printed but new art was

not being created the new cd

was too small for its cover to be

like a work fit for a museum wall

credits, notes, and song inspirations

were hardly written

or not present at all.


Now out the bins

of the background and

underground’s collectors

they have been recovered

they have been uncovered

they are popular again

they have been rediscovered.



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