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

Travel

Traveling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.-Ibn Battuta

The quotes on this page sum up a great deal of why I travel. Some years I go overseas, other years I'm exploring a new U.S. state. I'm a planner. I'll search for the best flight, best hotel deal, research the sights, read the reviews of tours, and generally go on a quest of the… Continue reading Traveling-it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.-Ibn Battuta

Family, Inspiration

A Year of the Best Christmas Gifts

  Reflecting on the past year, I realized that I've already received the best Christmas gifts: The gift of life. It's my 10 year anniversary being cancer free. The gift of having my mother on this earth for another year. The gift of family. We talk, laugh¬†and enjoy each others company. The gift of friends… Continue reading A Year of the Best Christmas Gifts