The recent powerhouse performance of J Lo at the 2020 Miami Super-bowl proudly unfurling the Puerto Rican flag under the U.S. flag, imploring her gente to "Get Loud," with daughter Emme simultaneously singing "Born In the U.S.A., had Puerto Ricans celebrating and debating the century old question: What are we really? Are we...

Where were you when you heard about the sudden death of famed, retired basketball star Kobe Bryant? I was driving with my daughter on the way to Disneyland. It was a foggy morning and we were just talking about how weird the sky looked. I was recounting how I had to use navigation the night before to help guide me through t...

"...the idea of being 'lost' in the modern world means not having every moment mapped out; freeing yourself from a sense of obligation even if it is just for a small part of the day, or an inspired moment...each person constructs their own sense of freedom...anyone can become 'lost' whenever they need to."

-The Lost Bea...

“Puerto Rico’s National treasure Punta Ventana destroyed by 6.4 magnitude earthquake. People sleeping on the streets afraid of their homes falling on them. Two thirds of Puerto Rico without power.”

These headlines blaze the internet and I feel powerless. Powerless over Mother Nature, powerless over the human condition, powe...

I dreamed of my mother. She was in Spain walking in the crowd, wandering the city, following the Spanish minstrels as they sang their Christmas song.

2019 was an epic year for me. The very first day, the very first hours, started with the loss of my mother. Her death marked the end of an era and it was the end of m...

“ Collect moments, not things.”

- Author Unknown 

Ever since I was a young girl, I have wanted to travel. Books were my inspiration. I would read, The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, and want to fly on a magic carpet. Man de La Mancha and want to travel to Spain and see the windmills Don Quixote fought. Wuthering He...

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

It’s chilly outside, rain is falling and a warm fire crackles. It’s that time of year for families and friends to come together in love and friendship.

Yet, it is a hard time of year for a lot of us. As others are celebrating, some are...

"You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential."

-Joseph Campbell

I recently went to a writer's conference and in one of the classes we talke...

“Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.”

-Eli Wiesel 

Life is unfair. For most of my life I have struggled with this. Poor people get the short end of the stick and the rich get away with a lot.

Attractive people make better impressions and we are judged by the color of our sk...

“Trump chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, disses Puerto Rico saying, "...that place was corrupt" and suggests "’s a foreign country.”

Is Puerto Rico a foreign country? Is it corrupt???

There is a lot of confusion as to what "La Isla del Encanto" is.

I have had people I know ask me if Puerto Ricans speak Mexican; if...

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