All her life he told her, “The sun rises in the West and sets in the East.” Maria followed her father anywhere. Hung on his every word and instruction. He had taught her so much over the past few decades, a lifetime of lessons. Story after story from his youth. Moral after moral learned from … Continue reading Uncharted
I was at my brother in law's wedding this weekend in Maryville, Tennessee. My husband drove for about 13 hours from Miami with me and 4 of our kids—our 3 oldest and my little sister/oldest baby girl. (She's 26 btw.) 💖 Most of the family was coming in, some driving, others flying, to join in … Continue reading Perspective
How to get away with Mur...RIAGE! Ha! Marriage! Yes, I almost said Murder; but both go hand in hand if you ask 40-50% of the population. MARRIAGE: It's supposed to be a "Merry-Age"? But for a lot of people it's more like a slow torturous death. The plus side is you can always just pull the … Continue reading How to get away with Mur…MARRIAGE!
What follows is the story of an anonymous girl. We will file it under fiction, because it must be, fiction. More people should tell their stories. ************ Years later, everyone smiled as if nothing had happened, as if she had kept her secret. Her heart sank each time. She did not wish him ill, but … Continue reading Anonymous Pain
Valsan was born in the back-room of a bodega 67 years ago. My grandfather had several bodegas in Cuba circa 1940s. My father often retells the story of how he was born on a sack of sugar in the back of one said bodega. My grandmother, who worked quietly and faithfully by my grandfather Jose's … Continue reading Perpetual Intern
November 25, 2012 Last night I saw a shooting star. Bright & hopeful, it ascended. I followed its orange-gold trail as it rocketed across the sky, and smiled in wonderment at this message from Above. A few, too brief seconds. I thought about my wish as my eyes descended upon the lake. They followed the … Continue reading A Shooting Star
Yesterday morning, was the first of three days I took off from work to enjoy my daughter’s spring break with her and her younger siblings. I had lots of fun activities planned for those three days: the Youth Fair, I couldn’t wait to eat an elephant ear, though not literally; the Miami Seaquarium; the Zoo, … Continue reading Buried Treasure