For some reason I still couldn’t tie my shoes in second grade. As smart as I was, shoelaces confounded me. Now, not having kids I’m not actually sure the age when kids learn to tie their shoes but since my friend and classmate Luis was the one who finally taught me, I’m guessing it was… Continue reading The power in ‘each one, teach one’
A few days ago my friend Christina over at It's Mine & Mine Only challenged me to write a post about why I vote. Today's the first time I've been able to get online to do it so I've had a bit of time to gather my thoughts about the subject. In the mid-90s I… Continue reading #iVote because I believe in humanity
As I recounted a few weeks ago in A Latina identity crises resolved, finding--or I guess rediscovering may be more correct--my Latina identity has not been easy. It's taken a lot of soul searching, reading, a TON of writing, and a journey back to the home of my youth in Puerto Rico. Do I have… Continue reading Being LatinaSmart for Hispanic Heritage Month
This morning, as I walked the few feet from the door of the coffee shop to the bus stop, I heard a woman’s voice yelling some vile and vicious things. In that neighborhood, waiting for that bus, someone yelling obscenities into a phone is a regular occurrence so I thought nothing of it. Most days,… Continue reading Teach our daughters well
It's always late at night, when I can't sleep, but can't work either, that I 'discover' the best things. Last night, in my search for something to watch that would also help me fall asleep I found the documentary, Paper Clips. Over an hour later, eyes swollen and nose stuffy from all of the tears, I… Continue reading Life lessons: Defying stereotypes one paper clip at a time
Alzheimer's has and continues to play a big role in my life. My father is currently in mid-stage and my grandmother, his mother, passed away from related causes. For that reason and because we're Latino, the chances of my siblings and I being diagnosed with the disease someday are higher (read info here), so I've… Continue reading “Forget Me Not” Fighting the good fight against Alzheimer’s
Meet Tommy Edison, The Blind Film Critic, who has a great "outlook" on life. "There's no race. I know people from what comes out of their mouth, and what's in their heart"