Family, Inspiration, Latino culture, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

Top 5 Posts of 2015 – An Authentic Cultural Experience

  Are you excited for what's ahead in 2016? I am. The year 2015 had its up's and downs. I think of the 'downs' as learning opportunities and the 'up's' as blessings. WordPress and Grammarly sent me year-end reports which reminded me of my writing during the past year. Their graphic reports were very cool with stats… Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2015 – An Authentic Cultural Experience

Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way). "I have never felt younger or… Continue reading The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

Books, Inspiration, life lessons, Strong Women, Wisdom

8 Life Lessons from Women Writers

  Joan Didion looks way cool in that Corvette. Reminds me of me, back in the late 70's, in my blue metal flaked Chevy Malibu. But back to the life lessons. In my section of the Southern California coast the marine mist appears in the early evening and grays over the landscape. This becomes a perfect… Continue reading 8 Life Lessons from Women Writers

Books, Writing

Continue #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

  Cute photo for a serious matter. After BookCon, a major NY event for readers, listed their author’s lineup: 31 white males with one cat (Grumpy Cat), an article "Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon,"  made the headlines.  The article inspired a grassroots effort, #WeNeedDiverseBooks (#WNDB), to call attention to the continuing lack of diversity in children’s… Continue reading Continue #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign