In the Search for Karma Points

During the last month my family has donated, gifted, sold or tossed items that no longer brought us joy, as Marie Kondo would say, in the hopes that they'd become purposeful again. The poor things had been idle for so long, relegated to the deepest and darkest storage corners that they must have felt neglected.... Continue Reading →

Happy 11th Anniversary?

You meet someone. You fall in love. 馃お馃グ After days/months/years of courtship you get engaged or dedice to tie the knot. Venues and plans are explored. You pick a date based on the experiences that best describe your relationship. Perhaps one that is close to your future spouses birthday, or your own, so no one... Continue Reading →

La maldici贸n de ser privilegiado

Despu茅s de 12 d铆as de protestas frente a la Fortaleza, el pueblo de Puerto Rico, armado de valor y pruebas del Centro de Investigativo de Periodismo, lograron que el Gobernador Ricardo Rossell贸 Nevares renunciara a su cargo por conducta inapropiada y presunta corrupci贸n. Seg煤n los eventos se desarrollaban, mi esposo W me ped铆a que dejara... Continue Reading →

Our Business is Chaos

The last decade has been full of eventualities; my grandfather died three weeks before my formal wedding 10.5 years ago and the roller coaster ride that is life has gained incredible momentum and speed through the sharp turns and steep drops created by the ensuing chaos. If my life had a soundtrack, you'd be hearing... Continue Reading →

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light!”

隆Viva la revoluci贸n! Perhaps it was coincidental: The people of Puerto Rico were out in droves, in front of La Fortaleza, the Governor's mansion, asking for Ricky's resignation on Bastille Day. Just as the French were celebrating the events that led to the turning point of their revolution against the monarchy, Puertorricans attempted to dethrone... Continue Reading →

Grief Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date

My husband thinks about what he just said unapologetically: "How long are you going to use your mother's death as an excuse?" Excuse... He thinks my grief is an invention, a concocted rouse to make his life difficult. HIS LIFE. As if losing my mother was an event I could get over at the push... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer: Part 13

Putting the estate in order has been an overwhelming undertaking. It's definitely sucking all the joy out of my life. I'm sure my sister isn't enjoying it either. We are both mentally exhausted. Banks. Lawyers. Taxes. Insurance claims. Every day there is a new paper to fill, a new insurance adjuster or player to bring... Continue Reading →

Putting Things into Perspective

Tuesday, July 10 at 5:00 PM. The basement parking lot is eerily quiet, mostly empty except for a few cars and my light blue SUV, a short walk across the way. My steady steps echo off the walls, sending me into a soothing hypnotic trance. 馃憻馃憻馃憻 Random thoughts quickly flood my mind as the safe... Continue Reading →

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