Two Dollar Paradise™

Richard Velez | Two Dollar Paradise™ | TD Paradise™
An Offbeat Collection of "Lies, Truths, and Tales™"
Created 21 Aug 2020
  • Happy New Year!
    29 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I’m taking a week or so off, and wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! I’ll be back (along with HiddenKatie) on January 7th! (Anyone with a paid ride here will automatically have their subscription ext...
  • The Day After Christmas (Revisited)
    26 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I didn’t really have a mailing list going when I wrote this last Christmas, so it’s probably new to you! Enjoy! Just click on the link below. Merry Christmas! Two Dollar Paradise™ The Day After Christ...
  • My Yule Log Chronicles!
    24 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The Kind of Yule Log That You Eat So there’s the kind of yule log that you eat, and the kind of yule log that you burn. Traditions vary, but the common core is that you burn the yule log for one or mo...
  • The Christmas Story House (Places)
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    A Christmas Story, Ralphie, tongues stuck on flagpoles, decoder rings, bunny pajamas, the Red Ryder, the LEG. Need I say more? You can visit or even spend the night at the actual house from the movie....
  • Everyone Goes to the Top
    20 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Mid 1980’s. A trip with upstate NY college friends down to New York City. We stopped in the Empire State Building not expecting to go up, but hey, it’s worth taking a flyer to see if the line is less ...
  • Yes, Virginia
    17 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    A Look Back- September 21st, 1897 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Many people seem to still remember the legend of the Yes, Virginia letter, but I’m guessing few have ever read its important me...
  • Die Hard (Cinema)
    16 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Die Hard Yes, it IS a Christmas movie! Why? It happens at Christmas, at a Christmas party. There’s lots of classical Christmas music and Ode to Joy. There’s also lots of Christmas decorations. The mar...
  • I Scored Free Christmas Cheer!
    13 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I was Christmas shopping in the vast supermarket-size wine, beer, and spirits store in my neighborhood, buying a gift for a family member. It was a particular handcrafted beer from Spain, a simple lag...
  • Come With Me to the Swamp! (Video)
    10 Dec 2021 1 0
    Read more
  • Coquito for the Holidays
    09 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    An Island Standard Have you ever had chicken adobo cooked by someone from the Philippines? It’s delicious, and it’s their national dish. But like most national dishes, every family has their own recip...
  • View More on Substack »