Latino culture

Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

  There is so much energy in the air I can feel the spirits descending. November 1st is generally referred to as Día De Los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Día De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2nd is the actual DÍa De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The past… Continue reading Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

poetry

Write Yourself a Love Letter for Valentine’s Day

    I woke up thinking of Valentine's Day when my kids were young. You know, the endless search a week before (sometimes the night of) for V cards, small and cute for the kids to take to their classroom. But this morning, I thought of love letters. Specifically, what if we wrote a love… Continue reading Write Yourself a Love Letter for Valentine’s Day

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Ten Latinx Poets on #NationalPoetryDay

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and the first day I caught a breath. A weeklong cough and a road trip of 1100 miles will do that to you. Today is National Poetry Day. BookRiot published a list of "25 Gateway Poets to Start Reading for World Poetry Day." This had me thinking about… Continue reading Ten Latinx Poets on #NationalPoetryDay

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How Hiking Clears The Mind For Poetry

The urge to lace up my hiking shoes, tight, to explore, to rid myself of unbalance drove me to the hills. During the hike my mind cleared and I thought of poetry. I usually keep a small notebook with me and jotted some lines down whenever I took a break. After the hike, I felt… Continue reading How Hiking Clears The Mind For Poetry