Cleveland, Ohio is a place of redemption—or it’s trying to be. It’s home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who in 2016, became the first team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 deficit and win a national championship. It’s home to the Cuyahoga River, a river that, 50 years ago, caught fire due to pollution, but now holds the title of 2019 “River of the Year.” It’s home to …Read More >
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In this year’s State of the Union, in the House Chamber of the American Congress, the American people witnessed a sea of white across their TV screens. This sea of white were the women of Congress paying homage to the suffragists who dressed in white to publicize their cause of women’s right to vote. By wearing white, the congresswomen also signified their presence and …Read More >
My dog was lost. I left him secure in my home, turned the key and would return in the afternoon, to greet him again. At least that is what I thought. A phone call had come to share he had run away, my heart sank, and I went into action mode. I didn’t care at the time how he went missing but only how to find him. When out-of-the-blue messages come, you have only …Read More >
How many times in life have we been told the messaging “don’t look back?” Whether it be related to a career shift, the marking of the beginning or end of a relationship, a big move, or just the general ebbs and flows of life, the message of “don’t look back,” seems to be one that we’re told early on, as if to say that looking back somehow means we’ll become stuck or …Read More >
Because my mother came to this country with her family when she was 17, the memories she has of her country are that of childhood games, school uniforms and her grandmother braiding her hair. She never went to school in the U.S., but all of her adult life has been lived here. Most of her family is here, and although she still loves her ajiaco and changua, traditional …Read More >
I remember sitting in the living room when the hospice nurse talked to me about my Mother. “She was one of my favorite people” she said. Mom was under hospice care for almost two years before she passed away. Watching her decline was heartbreaking. Up until that point the word hospice scared me but the hospice staff helped replace my fear with hope. We were told that …Read More >