Family, Grief, Latino family tradition, Memoir, Mothers, poetry, Strong Women, Travel

Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

  Day's flutter pass like wind blown pages of a book, occasionally landing on a chapter of happiness or sorrow. Mom's children leave. Each daughter marries. The hours spent on them are now hours gained to contemplate middle age, not that anyone would guess she was in her mid-life, nor would she correct them. Grandchildren come into the… Continue reading Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

Books, Female Offenders, Memoir, Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman, Television shows on prison, Women in Prison, Writing

Orange is the New Black-Redux

facebook imageA couple of years ago a friend suggested I read the memoir, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, when she found out my novel in progress (STRONG WOMEN GROW HERE) is about a young woman in prison. Aside from the clever title, I didn’t find much to pay attention to when I read the first few… Continue reading Orange is the New Black-Redux

An Unquenchable Thirst, Faith, Mary Johnson, Memoir, Mother Teresa, Roman Catholics, Strong Women

Review: An Unquenchable Thirst

One of my all time pleasures is reading. Lots of books, usually two or three at the same time. I've been called a bookworm, bookhound, and bibliophile. I would call myself a bookinista-you know like fashionista. But I thought of a Spanglish term, a hybrid of "book," and "conquista," hence booquista, or book conqueror. I read to momentarily… Continue reading Review: An Unquenchable Thirst

Author Sonia Sotomayor, Book Review, Books, first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Latino culture, life lessons, Memoir, My Beloved World, Strength, Strong Women, Wisdom

Lessons from Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World

The Honorable Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor has been on several television programs this last month and it's not for any Supreme Court hearing. It's because of her memoir, "My Beloved World," which has garnered much praise and is the Amazon Book of the Month for January 2013. Much of the attention to the book may be because… Continue reading Lessons from Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World