Plant a tree. 🌳🌲🪴🌱🌵🌴 Recycle, reuse, reduce! ♻️ Educate others about climate change. 🏞 Conserve wildlife habitats. 🐳🦜🌸🦭 Volunteer. Donate. Rescue. 🐾 Make the world a better place for all the species and ecosystems involved! 🌄 We are all passengers of Spaceship Earth. It’s the only vessel we have. 🗺🚀 Let’s keep it classy!
Never give up! Never surrender! – Galaxy Quest
Sit Paw Lay down Up Touch Find it! Outside? Fetch! Leave it!! Come here. You’re okay. Your okay! Pee and poo, Good boy! (or girl!) Inside? Towel? Treats!! Heel! Hop up. Look at me. Wait. Stay. Quiet! Good job! Up! Down! Off!! Cuddles? Stretch! Upstairs? Downstairs? Food! Roll over, Play dead, Don’t die…
The first time I read this phrase, something inside me click. Margaret Lazarus Dean used it to refer to her Puerto Rican friend and NASA contact Omar Izquierdo, in her book Leaving Orbit. I found it humorous that, in all the ways I’ve seen my culture be described, no one has so eloquently distinguished my […]
We all have influence. Every interaction, every piece of advice we deal, shapes others in ways that forever change the course of history. From a polite greeting to a bad deed, our choices impact others, transforming life for better or worse. It is in these unforseen moments of kindness and cruelty that we touch and […]
La lucha. La brecha. La entrega y compromiso a superarse no importa cómo o cuándo. Es bien común escuchar al boricua decir que está laborando, sobreviviendo, haciendo de tripas corazones. Esa perseverancia surge de una historia compleja, dónde el ser esclavo y dueño de su propio destino intersecan en un punto: la Ciudadanía Americana; un […]
Need an alternative to the dreaded flower and chocolate, anxiety riddled, reservation nightmare, Valentine’s Day? Then look no further! Thanks to Leslie Knope of Park and Recreation sitcom fame, we can look at every February 13th for a welcomed respite from all things that inspire fake or commercialized romance. It’s become such a powerful holiday […]
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Five years ago, I released a post about Jesús and Kate’s murder: I Lost a Friend on New Year’s Day. Writing about their life, love and friendship allowed me to pay tribute not only to them but to everyone touched by this tragedy. Words cannot accurately describe the magnitude of our sorrow but it is […]
Technology is the great equalizer, the tool the masses can use to rebel, to fight injustice and shape public policy, all from the comfort of their couches. Motivated by a shared love of GameStop and a deep hatred of the wolves of Wall Street, Reddit group WallStreetBets moved the masses to buy stock and raise […]