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.
When I first went off to boarding school at age 14, shared bathrooms was such an odd, culturally jarring experience. Taking shower in a shared stall was something that ran counter to the idea of Puerto Rican privacy. But I got used to it. Thus, by college shared […]
You gotta love children’s imagination. They live in such a crazy, wild world in their heads. I have only one child-a son. I intend to keep it that way. The number of couples that have just one child (or intend to just have one child) is at an […]
Socks! oh socks; where art thou? Growing up in the South Bronx, there weren’t that many people who lived in houses, let alone owned them (or so was my experience). This meant many of us had to go to the Laundromat to wash our clothes. Throughout the years, […]
Sugar is a glorious thing. It can be. Kind of like Glory “Glorificous” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Without sugar and caffeine I would not be able to get my day started. On a good day, I may have four coke zeros and a bag of gummy bears. […]
The year 2012 has been a big year for me. I just turned four while traveling in Curacao and I was treated very well. Plus, I went to Japan earlier this year and I am soon going to full-day Pre-kindergarten. Apparently, this year is also when I was […]
Its labor day Weekend. Woohoo! wait, Im actually not that excited by that. Are there labor day sales, anymore? If there, do I even want to bother shopping in environments of madness? Back in the mid-1990s we used to wait on line for what seemed like hours, to […]
Why do holidays no longer feel like holidays? Modern technological innovations have brought us pagers, cellphones, laptop computers, Skype and all manner of electronic leashes to our work. Communication is fast, and the pace of work has ramped up to match it. How many times have you sent […]
Even when pregnant during a hot, humid New York City summer, I would walk from Battery Park to the Flatiron district..so, we’re talking approximately a 45-minute walk. Every morning I would see the same “walkers” (not from The Walking Dead, but perhaps close) and we all unofficially competed […]
I travel a lot. I believe that I have shared that already with you dear world. I love seeing new cultures, interacting with new groups and just sitting at a café and documenting everything I see. I am always doing a community mapping. I try to understand the […]
I have a funny relationship with the Caribbean. My family is from there. I go there for work often. I love love love the stews (goat stew, poll guisado, oxtail stew) and pina coladas are a guilty pleasure of which I’m currently partaking. But I far prefer traveling […]