The Importance of A Desk: Thoughts On Writing & Making Space

    Last December as we cruised down 101 freeway, enjoying the rare moment with Elena asleep in her car seat and one of not signing wheels-on-the-bus, I started talking. Gerber drove and started listening. A usual pattern we find ourselves in; the talker and the listener. I want to write more, I began.  I haveRead more

Slowing Down and Settling In

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October is kind of like June in Guatemala. Not the weather or the temperature outside, but the feeling that comes when a another school year has ended, final grades and projects are turned in, graduations, more commonly know as claursuras, have just about finished and students begin the glorious 10 weeks that are known asRead more

Two Kinds of Distance

I missed out on last Friday’s post, but I am back this week. Thanks to Gypsy Mama’s FiveMinuteFridays. All you have to do is just write for 5 min. And not worry if it’s just right or not. No editing. No revising. Just write. Today’s Prompt: Distance Distance is the longing that stretches between countriesRead more

Tortilla Soup on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Guatemala isn’t quite the same. I missed turkey and my mom’s homemade gravy and stuffing. I missed seeing friends and family gather around the table to share a meal where we eat too much and then somehow still look forward to leftovers the next day. This Thanksgiving was different. But I am learningRead more