Life

Reading headlines on vacation

7 mins read

Four days into my vacation in sunny Turks and Caicos, President Obama gave a speech about his goals for the nation’s recently controversial security measures. Yes, I was on vacation, but I needed a little […]

Life

Let’s talk about food, baby

4 mins read

Food can tell you a lot of things about people. It can tell you what their tastes are, what kind of traditions they keep and, of course, how hungry they are. This year my husband […]

Life

The right New Year’s resolutions

3 mins read

New Year’s resolutions — you either love them or you really, really hate them. Honestly, I never got the point. My thinking went that making promises that you can’t keep is just a set up […]

Life, Travel

What are your vacation moments?

3 mins read

Whenever it starts getting cold and the holiday season approaches, I start thinking about what has been going on in my life. The New Year is on my mind. One of the big changes in […]

Books, Life

Vonnegut: Life through fiction

1 min read

There’s no doubt that life can be strange, difficult and confusing but Kurt Vonnegut —a veteran, writer and political dissident — knew that art has the potential to alleviate some of the burden. I’ve read […]

Life, News & Culture

Things That Scare Me on Halloween (and always)

3 mins read

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you’re adequately dressed to scare the ghouls and goblins away. If you’re looking for something slightly scary to read, here’s my recommendation for “All Hallow’s Read.” I’m very willing to admit […]

Life

songs of myself

1 min read

Whitman is my city muse. I remember reading his poetry and loving the sound of it so long before I had a glimpse of what it meant.  He is an eternal New York voice, reciting […]

Life

for the future

1 min read

Judging from the 6 billion+ people on this planet, I imagine that we shouldn’t going through life alone. If you have anyone in your life who is there for you, or want to be there […]

Creative Writing, Life

My Voice

2 mins read

Senior year of high school fills my mind with endless memories. Even though many years have gone by, there’s one week from that winter that still pinches my memory. I was unlucky enough to catch […]

Life

RIP Aunt Rosa

2 mins read

August 3, 2009:   I give my dad a silent hug. “Thank you,” he says in a firm but gentle voice. “You know you look like her too. She was a very beautiful person.”  One […]