Never Grow Old

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” -Franz Kafka Oliva, This is my hometown. I know every inch of it by heart. Walking through it makes me feel like a tourist, with you as a guide. This boring old red […]

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Socks and Sandals

Where to start with this one? I guess we should begin with introductions. This is me and my dad. My dad has always reminded me of Elvis. Mexican Elvis. He’s cool. I’m the perp in this lineup. The obvious question is what’s the point of sandals AND socks? Blush. Also 20 year old self, what […]

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Meet Lola Chicken

Oliva and I love this new bilingual picture book we found. It’s a simple story about a complicated chicken named Lola. “For the first time in her life, Lola was alone. But where should she go? Over the hill to another farm…or into the deep, dark woods? ‘Now it’s my turn to choose!’ said Lola.” […]

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Crossroads

“You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn’t that far to go. Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up. You may not remember any of those, but I do and this is what I have […]

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Music Mix Monday

Giving Steve’s Music Mix another spin. If you want to play too, click the link. Here’s the instructions if you’re curious: 3 new questions are posted weekly: Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle Say the questions aloud and press play Use the song title as your answers NO CHEATING Here’s how […]

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Dance This Mess Around

A memory inspired by The Daily Post: Daily Prompt-Let’s Dance. In answer to the question, “what are your earliest memories of dance?” Middle School Gym 1988 Jodi Watley-Looking for a New Love Boys and girls file in staring at their shoes and instinctually separate. Boys on this side, girls on that side. Keith Sweat-I Want Her Several […]

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The Verge of Spring

Beneath a February sky I found spring. Like a visit from an old friend, “Well hello there! How’ve you been?” Vibrant blossoms unfurl; eager to emerge from their dark muddy slumber. “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” -Rainer Maria Rilke I love the pop of color […]

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One For The Road

If Confucius were a modern day road warrior your fortune might have sounded something like this: “Do not stay behind the clunker spewing black smoke.” or, “Beware the DUI cyclist dressed all in black as he pedals home from the pub at nightfall.” maybe even, “Sometimes a simple lane change can improve your outlook and […]

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