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 >
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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 >
Welcome to the New Year! This is the year I'm dubbing "The Year of Alignment." I recently rang in 2019 by ditching the concept of making a traditional resolution, and instead, embracing the idea of choosing a "word of the year." Don't get me wrong…I'm all for having a resolution, if that's your thing. However you choose to package and label a set goal set for the next …Read More >
The impact these words have on my heart. When my children were young, we would read together, We’re Going on A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and beautifully illustrated by Helen Rosenbury. It’s a classic, rhythmically poetic children’s tale of a family going through obstacles in order to catch a bear. I would read this book over and over until we knew the words of the …Read More >
While the results of the 2018 midterm elections will undoubtably prove to disrupt the political status quo in a myriad of ways, one very obvious difference can be observed simply by looking at the incoming freshmen class of U.S. Representatives, Senators, and Governors. Political offices have traditionally been male-dominated, yet this year a record-breaking number of …Read More >
Women have always been present in the world of science. Across the world, they take their passion for biology, chemistry and physics to explore and answer the many questions of the mysteries of the world and the universe. One of the most notable prizes that celebrates the achievements within science is the Nobel Prize and this year history was made with the 3rd female …Read More >