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Archived Post January 2008

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January 1, 2008

I Have Never Made a Chocolate Soufflé   “It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing.” ~ Jose Marti ~ Traditionally, the concept of a new year brings the hope of change.  It is a time when we reflect on the past and look forward to what we would...
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Archived Post December 2007

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December 3, 2007

Brown Paper Packages   Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things . . . Oscar Hammerstein II   One of our most beloved Christmas traditions is to watch The Sound of Music.  It...
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Archived Post November 2007

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November 7, 2007

Road Trips   The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. ~ St. Augustine ~               I began life on the road.  My parents had left Cuba, for the last time, in April of 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro had declared that his revolution had become...
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Archived Post October 2007

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October 7, 2007

October 2007 The Browning of America In the United States, September 15 – October 15, is considered Hispanic Heritage month.  I have to start, by wondering, if I am the only one who has an issue with thirty-one days, from two different months, being combined to create what is being called a month.  There...
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Archived Post September 2007

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September 7, 2007

September 2007 Nine-Eleven     “Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend...
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Archived Post August 2007

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August 1, 2007

Dinner with Nour           “Yes’m old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett ~ Tonight we had a dinner party – this is not news, it is what we do.  After the party we walked our dog,...
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Archived Post July 2007

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July 7, 2007

July 2007 Identity and Happiness To understand what propels us forward, we must first examine from where it is we have come There was an article in Time Magazine describing twenty things you need to do to be happy.  Among the list, was Identify with Your Heritage: Appreciating one’s culture creates and strengthens bonds...
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