All The Reasons

All The Reasons I Should Be in a Bad Mood I’m tired. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Anyone who has ever said “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life” did not work with kids. Especially special needs kids. They probably didn’t write either. I [...]

Healing like Rain Without Water

Soundtrack: Algo Está Cambiando - Bomba Estéreo Quote: “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that when change comes, it cracks everything open.” - Dorothy Allison Mood: Cloudy, with a chance of rain. There were many reasons not to go. It was a long, holiday weekend. There were obligations to [...]

(RE)VIEW: BLUE NIGHTS

I first heard of Joan Didion while excitedly discussing literature with an old colleague and friend. We were stumbling through authors and titles like two toddlers rushing to run before mastering walking. There was an air of joy and enthusiasm as we exchanged stories. Literature that had shifted something inside of us enough to warrant [...]

Dominicana Soy

Dominicana Soy

I was the first-born of two girls, so when I came into the world by way of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY there was only Spanish. Mami and Papi hadn’t become fully proficient in English yet and I had no older siblings or cousins to teach me the language. My first language was Spanish straight [...]