With increased access of the HIV/AIDS positive to relatively effective anti-retroviral therapy, the rapid decline that characterized the health trajectory of infected individuals in the early years of the epidemic has been arrested in the developed world, but unfortunately, as the modern attention span is short, this can […]
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.
My son has the cutest fireman’s raincoat that makes him feel super special when he is wearing it. Just a few weeks back fireman came to his school (he is in Pre Kindergarten) to talk about what to do in the case of a fire. He seemed pretty […]
I dream of Malta. Now that sentence can actually have many meanings to different people. I am a Nuyorican afterall. It could be that I am dreaming of the Puerto Rican malt beverage that my mom used to love. For that matter, that many Puerto Rican households love. […]
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 […]
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 […]