Five Things I Am Good At


Share five things you’re good at.

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  • Writing/Telling Stories: Probably not as well as, say, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, Tom Clancy, or Steven Spielberg, but I can craft a few good sentences on occasion, and sometimes, people like what I create or, in case of short films, collaborate on
  • Cook: Okay, this one’s sort of tricky, because (as you know if you are a Constant Reader) I have not cooked anything from scratch since the summer of 2016. But in the Land of Ago, I cooked frequently after my mother became ill and could not prepare meals anymore. I even made Colombian-style frijoles (beans) once, and they came out good
  • Remember Things: Even considering the effects of aging, depression, overall health, and all that, I still have a good memory. Sure, I forget things every so often, but I can sometimes remember small details about long-ago events and people I have not seen in decades
  • Sing: I probably don’t sing as well as I used to when I was in the choral groups at South Miami Senior High, and I don’t think I’ll ever sing before a computer’s camera and upload the results to YouTube, but I can carry a tune decently. At least, good enough to try my hand at karaoke every so often
  • Compose Haiku:
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Auburn hair, loose, brushed

Past fair shoulders gently spills

Catches morning’s light

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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