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

¡Viva la revolución! 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. 👟👟👟 Random thoughts quickly flood my mind as the safe... Continue Reading →

Are Weddings No Longer Relevant?

By now, many of my blog followers know my beef with weddings, and with the post The Wedding: Take Two - The Ceremony and The Reception, so this title shouldn't come as a surprise but, hear me out. With a population that is becoming less religious and that is leaving the nest to shack up long... Continue Reading →

5 Ways You Can Help Women Lean In

Lean In, the book by Sheryl Sandberg, has become a phenomena of its own. Controversial at times, the women led initiative aims to empower women to demand equal rights to work and compensation; to think outside the box to aspire to become their own boss, the masters of their own entrepreneurial destiny. The movement has... Continue Reading →

The Terrorists Won

Caucasian. Black. Latino. Christian. Muslim. Liberal. Supremacist. Illegal. Immigrant. Homegrown. Male. Female. LGBT. Regardless of ethnicity, creed, nationality or sexual preference, the terrorists have won. We won't take their assault weapons guns away because "every citizen that wants one has to be vetted via background check at the Federal and State level". Not very reassuring... Continue Reading →

Being Stood Up

I was the product of an affair, of a relationship that no one ever thought would last long. For as long as I can remember, people would tell me how I should have never been born a contradiction that always amazed me since most of my family is Roman Catholic. In school, I would overhear... Continue Reading →

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