He would have 63 years old today; instead, he died at 23. It is ironic that a quiet, shy and gentle young man that did not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol would have his life end this way — an innocent victim of a senseless act of violence by an angry man with a gun, … Continue reading Sixty-Three
“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” — Meister Eckhart I began a new chapter this week. I started a new job. I work as a Part-time Library Assistant at a local public library, and I am so excited about it! This job was one … Continue reading Work- a New Day, a New Chapter
I sat here in front of a blank page for a while wanting to write something but couldn't get started. The season brings many memories, most with warm and loving feelings. From our earliest days in Brooklyn to most recent holidays in Florida so much has changed around us. The family has grown and spread out … Continue reading Gratitude and Thanksgiving
Alternative title - A Roze by any other name is still a Roze I Have Been Weary The other day, Jill Dennison of Filosofa's Word posted “A SHARED OPINION …” in which she shared an article by Charles M. Blow of the NY Times, titled "You Have a Right to Weariness." As usual, Jill's comments to this … Continue reading My color is Ecru Cream
A social media post reminded me the other night that it was a year to the day since my cousin, Joe died. I'm sad I didn't remember, I spoke to his mom earlier that day. We talked for an hour about all sorts of trivial things, but she didn’t mention him till we were wrapping … Continue reading Left Behind after a Death
Used to be Love, Flowers, and Goodbye Tildie slowly exhaled and closed her laptop. Every morning after meditations, she checked her emails and social media. Now and then Tildie would come across the story of the eighty-year-old man who walked five miles to have breakfast with his wife in a memory care facility. When people … Continue reading Why Bring Flowers?
Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt A few months ago I wrote a post about Freedom of Speech which included Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee and of course a section on Collin Kaepernick. In light of Nike choosing to work with Kaepernick for their 30th-anniversary campaign, and people burning their sneakers … Continue reading Just Do It! Dream Crazy.
This has been a week of anniversaries for me. I've come to a place where I am at peace with each one. I've reposted this in remembrance of my Mom. I know she is free and sometimes I feel her so close to me. I am forever grateful for her. She wasn't perfect and yet … Continue reading A PRECIOUS Tribute to Mom
I don't begrudge this administration for getting tough on securing borders or irregular immigration (new buzzword from State Department). You will find most of us can agree on that, but I think all points of entry should be secure, not just the Southern Border. I also oppose the spirit of the policies implemented to "uphold" … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At Border?
I had a few busy and fun packed days this month. I apologize that I didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and schedule posts for the time I would be away. Still learning, lesson learned. Now and then I had a few minutes of quiet while the kids were playing outside and I would … Continue reading DJT and the KGB