On a whim, close to a year ago, I decided to start a blog. I started it as a practice run for a then upcoming work assignment. I have always been a storyteller but I didn’t know about this blog thing. It seemed vaguely exhibitionist-like and that it […]
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.
What does our Graffiti say about the state of being? What are the options for those that remain on the margins of society? What can we all do to help lessen the anger and help build up a community? We were all supposed to be in it with […]
Once upon a time, I would sit at a desk, work on my resume and print it out on special resume paper. You know that nice thick stock paper that was slightly off-white or, rather, ivory-colored. It had a nice watermark and 100% cotton fiber. It was meant […]
Carpe diem. You only live once. Seize the Day. And so on. These are all phrases that can sound so trite. But guess what. That moment does indeed pass. What do you want to do about it? Watch the ship pass you by, while the bird flies away […]
Summer is coming, supposedly. We just celebrated Memorial Day and barbeque parties have already begun to fill the suburban landscape. We were supposed to have a heat wave this week in New York (you know three days in a row of 90 degree weather) but that may have […]
Walking down a quiet random alley in the middle of Curacao, I came across a tribute to an unknown individual and found a moment of peace and beauty: a loved one left behind will find their own way of honoring one’s legacy.
Understanding Latina Identity through the tale of two Ritas When I was a wee one around 11 years old, I entered a storytelling contest and won. My prize, or what I can still remember, was this beautiful, shiny hardback copy of Charles Dicken’s “A Tale of Two Cities”. […]
Americans actually fear not having an opinion to give. Research has demonstrated that we will even provide opinions on fake subjects (such as our attitude towards completely fictitious drugs listed on a survey). We can’t stand to be without firmly held convictions on pretty much any subject, real […]
Yesterday I received three severe weather alerts on my phone. After seeing the destruction hurricane Sandy brought to the northeast and how the tornados have deeply impacted the Midwest, I take those severe weather alerts seriously. There were flash flood warnings for parts of New York; mostly Westchester […]
Sometimes the workplace is too wacky. Sometimes the commute home is filled with grunting seatmates. Sometimes you just need a moment of zen. Cheers