I read recently that Viter Juste, who spent decades as an activist in Miami’s Haitian community and gave little Haiti its name, has died. He was 87. Got me thinking of the day I spent in Little Haiti as I did a community mapping, met with locals to […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
To exercise in the morning versus evening? To buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Elmo, or Scooby Doo toy? Blueberry or apple pie for tomorrow? Basil lime daiquiri or a lava flow? Work from home or muddle my way in? Catch up on Dexter or the Walking Dead? Order […]
Just yesterday, New York City announced that gas rationing will continue through Thanksgiving. Our subway service is more or less back to normal, but then again what is normal in New York City? Rats are a normal part of the landscape, I suppose. We barely flinch anymore at the […]
During Superstorm Sandy, us New Yorkers experienced a level of unease that was peripherally related to the storm. Our trains stopped working. And they stopped working for a while. How could that be, we would all thought. The subway system is part of our lifeline, it courses through […]
Did you know that November 14 was National Guacamole Day? Although, I had no clue that was the case, I enjoyed a good (except for the whole shellfish allergy thing – basically if I hear about shellfish I swell up, let alone eat anything that touched shellfish) Mexican cocktail lunch hour. […]
Are you a workplace hugger? Do you go around comforting people by giving pats on the back, hugging them, wiping tears away? Do you hug everyone hello in the morning? Do you hug business colleagues at the beginning of a meeting? Do you cheek kiss them goodbye at meeting’s […]
Latinos helped re-elect President Obama and Latinos will vastly propel the horror and paranormal film genres forward. My mom used to watch horror films every other weekend in the movie theater (when we had disposable income). We would stay up late to watch horror films on late night television. She […]
Growing up I loved, loved, loved watching Scooby-Doo. You know the cartoon series that started September 13, 1969 that involves a group of four teenaged mystery solvers and their dog named Scooby Doo. I loved the group dynamics and I have always had a fondness for mysteries. I […]
Have you ever participated in a psychological survey or study in which you were asked to list your top 5 or 10 self-descriptors? Psychologists love to gather these lists code them in a million and one binary ways, including whether you are individualist or collectivist, action-oriented or passive, […]
Have you ever seen the movie “Night at the Museum” or “Mannequin”? Did you read the recent news-story of the man who lived at Ikea for a few weeks while he was displaced? Have you ever wanted to sleep overnight at a store or a Broadway theatre; […]