Travel, Writing

A Morning By the San Antonio River

San Antonio, Texas, the land of ma'am, terrific tacos, Chicana literature, and Nora Jones. I'm here for a writing conference, which ended yesterday. The place where I'm staying called me back to the neighborhood of my childhood. Wood houses with peeling paint, chain link fences, front yards of abundant flowers, blossoming succulents. Stucco homes of… Continue reading A Morning By the San Antonio River

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Reasons to visit the NYC Library

I’m here in NYC visiting my son for an early Christmas. While he takes off to work, I go sight seeing. Today I visited the New York Public Library, the Schwarzman Building. Now, visiting the library might seem boring but for book and architect fans this is the place to put on the itinerary. First… Continue reading Reasons to visit the NYC Library

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Exploring Central Park and Roosevelt Island, NYC

We're heading into Fall here in Southern California. I keep waiting for that nip in the air, the signal that real fall is coming. Maybe in November. In June I wrote about waiting in NYC. In July, my son finally moved into his tiny 400 square foot apartment where a queen size air mattress takes… Continue reading Exploring Central Park and Roosevelt Island, NYC

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One Day You Will Wake Up …Travel More

  This quote sums up my attitude about travel and life, in general. Maybe I have this attitude because I had breast cancer in 2005 and thought my life was way more limited than I anticipated (I've been in remission for close to 13 years, yay!!) I grew up in housing projects and low-income apartments.… Continue reading One Day You Will Wake Up …Travel More