Life on High-Definition Video

Above: Dominican Republic carnival When I know I’m leaving for Santo Domingo, at first I feel a panic. Of course I’m thrilled to go, but to leave my kids is hard. They are still so young, so fragile, like tissue paper dolls, and they need my guidance, my defense, and the ferocity…

Gandhi

Over two nights I relaxed with the movie, Gandhi with Ben Kingsley. Watching the movie reminded me of how much it moved me as a young girl. Interestingly, I have had a thread of Indian culture woven, almost imperceptibly though my life. Other cultures like Mexican or my love of France have…

Self-Less versus Self-Sufficient

My ex taught me about being selfless, about considering the other over yourself, about being completely conscious of your effect on others. It’s not an American way to be. Americans put themselves first. We get our coffee before we give our kids breakfast; we tell our partners what we need from them…

Parting Notes from My Son

My son Marcos loves his mom, and her cooking…   Save

dragon slayer

you do not know how long i wait a mottled journey led me here through brambled thickets and boggy swamps with tests of love, of pain, of fear so young was i when i began this trek this knowing you would come to me through all the shit i cleaned the muck…