For the past 10 years, I have been gathering photos from places where I have lived, roaming the globe in search of querencia- that place where you are most authentically you, where your soul belongs. After a decade of searching, I have found exactly where that place is- it comes from within.
Gripping and engaging. Griest's lyrical narrative prose is a cry for change, tracing the true Texas from its glory to gory tales. From artists to bondsmen to saints and curanderos, to border agents and border crossers, Griest paints a vivid image of some of Texas's most notorious and nefarious characters, bringing a desperately needed human … Continue reading On the Shelf-All the Agents and Saints-Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands
Last October, in the throes of depression I decided to submit some of my earlier works on depression and bi-polar to an anthology on redefining Latinx Identity. I submitted because I was tired of trying to live around the elephant in the room. I really didn't think anything would come of it, but lo and … Continue reading On the Horizon…
Hope College on the eastern coast of the state of Michigan has embarked on a journey to share their experiences with racism and homophobia within the college community. College should be a time of exploration and expression. Sadly, some students are encountering racism and discrimination. Happily, they are speaking out about it to stimulate dialogue … Continue reading Hope…
Caught this video this morning on YouTube. Fun story line and fun song about going out and finding your own destiny. The deeper message of having a divided heart- living in one country, but having your heart somewhere else was relevant. Reminiscent of Bomba Estereo's Soy Yo. Looking forward to hearing more. Write your own … Continue reading Havana-Camilla Cabello
Recently, I began Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Japanese author Naoki Higashida. Naoki is a young man with autism. I haven't completed the book yet, but his writing is beautiful and reaches deep into the soul, breaking down small moments into miracles. Naoki is able to be understood and express the deep … Continue reading On the shelf: Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8
I recently read The Beautiful Struggle by award winning author TaNahisi Coates. If you are looking for something to inspire your reading list, I highly recommend this book. The Beautiful Struggle is Coates memoir of a life lived out in Baltimore, Maryland as the son of one of the leaders of the Black Panther movement. … Continue reading On the Shelf: The Beautiful Struggle by TaNahisi Coates
Dress for Success has been serving women in the Houston area for nearly 20 years and has served 36,800 women in the Greater Houston Area, keeping Houston women looking and feeling sharp in their quest for employment. The center offers job preparation with style. Women who need support and training during the job search can … Continue reading Dress for Success Houston-A Haven for Women During Job Search
The local branch of our library has an outstanding adult collection. Recently, I checked out New York Times Bestseller Carry This Book by Abbi Jacobson. Her quirky illustrations and observations brought to life celebrities. Jacobson's book is an exercise in creativity, observation and was a short and fun coffee table literary guessing game. My favorite … Continue reading On the Shelf- Carry This Book
Our past leader was all about change. Our people are a people in love with the idea of change, above all millenials who are no longer satisfied with the status quo, but instead seek out opportunities to innovate, create, and impact the world around us. Let the change reign on. Let it rain down. Let … Continue reading The Educational Revolution-Students as Agents of Change
How far are we, from lives at sea. A life so simple, filled with humidity. Fishing from a boat, living so free. Absent from humility.