Family, Inspiration

An Inspiring and Compassionate Birthday Wish

  Some of us approach birthdays with trepidation, others with a sense of joy, and some people really don't think about being another year old. My mother used to be in the first category, especially in the last two decades. Her image of youth and trying to maintain it seemed to be constantly on her… Continue reading An Inspiring and Compassionate Birthday Wish

Inspiration

How to Fight Domestic Violence

Life between the sheets (of paper) is not always rosy. And I know people like to read about the 'rosy,' because there's so much evil and trauma in the world that it can be overwhelming. I understand. The issue of violence, domestic violence, is one of those non-rosy topics but it's important to talk about.… Continue reading How to Fight Domestic Violence

poetry, poets, Strong Women

When Lemons Make Poetry

This morning I have bunches of pale yellow roses that are the last of the season from a bush I just pruned-a month late. My rosebush was transplanted, to my backyard fifteen years ago, from someone who tore up their garden to put in kid friendly landscaping. I also have a dwarf lemon tree. Which… Continue reading When Lemons Make Poetry

Authors, Book Review, Books, Boycotts, Cesar Chavez, Family, Latinos in film, Uncategorized

América and Anthony Quinn

Ever since I figured out how to use the Goodreads widget I've been posting reviews on books I've read. Either the widget is dead, malfunctioning or my brain is on overdrive and I've forgotten how to use the darn thing, but the widget is not working. Hence, here are reviews on the two latest books… Continue reading América and Anthony Quinn