The Under World

Underneath the ground, below the grass and the dirt, where the sun's rays no longer reach, where everything feels still, there is another world. This world here is quiet, with nothing but faint voices and the occasional sound of footsteps. It is very dark, there are lights but they are man-made, and relatively dim. Just... Continue Reading →

Happy National Read a Book Day!

Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day! Today in the United States we celebrate Labor Day, an occasion commemorating the hard work and achievements of American workers. Because it’s a Federal holiday many people enjoy the day off, and some traditional activities include picnics, grilling and spending time outdoors before the end of the summer. I... Continue Reading →

Fairytale Land, Far Away

When I was little, I was convinced that there were fairies living beside the river near my house. I used to visit them often, and would spend the afternoon gazing into the spaces between the rocks that I was certain formed the doorways of their homes. I liked to observe the moss, hanging low over... Continue Reading →

Para mi familia~For my Family

I'm about to be really honest. I don't usually like to post things that are controversial. I'm not a confrontational person and I don't speak my mind a lot. I feel vulnerable and incredibly afraid to write about something so deeply personal. But we all have our moments, I suppose, where something compels us to... Continue Reading →

A Mighty Place

This place doesn't need us. But we need it. It was the first thing that came into my head when I saw it. There are few places that make you feel as though time has stopped. The nature of a tourist site pretty much makes that impossible. There is noise, there are crowds, people jostling... Continue Reading →

Worst Father Ever

This past Saturday, on 20 June here in the United States, we took time to recognize the wonderful fathers and father figures who are important in our lives by celebrating Father's Day. I too participated in this special day of commemoration and actually had my cards and gifts ready to go early (I still can't... Continue Reading →

The King of Writer’s Block

The universally feared and loathed King of Writer's Block...this gentleman and I, we know each other quite well. I've been to see him many times these last few years (unwillingly, of course). I've spent countless hours in his presence, staring at him through the blinking cursor on the screen. I don't know what he looks... Continue Reading →

Help, Book in Search of Title

My great great grandmother had six first names. Elena Patricia Catalina Adriana Lucia Lourdes. The names in my family tend to run long, but her name was long even by our standards. The story goes that her parents gave her the names so that when she was old enough, she could pick the one that... Continue Reading →

To the Most Boring

I can see it  so clearly. Seventh grade, an early afternoon right after lunch. Tired and  ready to go home, 30 students had taken their seats in the last class of the day.  And sitting towards the back of the classroom in a wooden desk, was a 12 year old me. I was excited for... Continue Reading →

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