Encouragement, poetry

After the Rain – Poem

  The entrance to heaven revealed itself in my backyard. After the rain a sentinel of palms led the way. An underbelly of  orange pink yellow beneath ashes of clouds a bird of paradise hopeful in its call to lift my head look up  to an emerging blue sky. The sunset reminded me there are the… Continue reading After the Rain – Poem

Books, Chingonas, Inspiration, poetry, Strong Women, Writing

Michele Serros- Author, Poet, Friend

  My friend died two days ago. Cancer. I knew she had it for several months. Pinche cancer. I really thought she'd survive. Damn it. She married the love of her life, a short three years ago. He was by her side when she left this world. My heart holds a special spot for Michele Serros,… Continue reading Michele Serros- Author, Poet, Friend

Books, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros, Writing

Burritos With A Side of Lit-No Salsa

I'm feeling like the above quote after reading about Chipotle's "literary packaging series." They had author, Jonathan Safran Foer, select 10 authors to feature on Chipotle's cups and bags. “What interested me is 800,000 Americans of extremely diverse backgrounds having access to good writing,” the novelist told Vanity Fair.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVcoo6rxAXA   But not one of the… Continue reading Burritos With A Side of Lit-No Salsa