English is not my first language. I was born in Havana, Cuba and I was two-and-a-half years old when I came to the United States with my parents and sister. We came on the Mariel boatlift just like Tony Montana except that none of us of went on to rule a drug cartel. Read More →
We’re fortunate that Theo has a client who has offered to let us stay at his holiday home in Tasmania for a few days during my visit to Australia. Read More →
A few things that are making me happy this week and that I’m grateful for: Read More →
I’ve mentioned here and there that I’m Pagan, but I haven’t elucidated on what that means. Since I’m gathering with my coven today, I thought it would be a good time to get into it.
There’s always a sequence during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” where they show clips of the rest of the world ringing in the new year. When they showed the fireworks over Sydney Harbour, my father said, “Oh, that’s Australia. I’d never go there. They have the world’s deadliest animals.” My mother and sister burst into laughter. Read More →
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Anti-immigration has a long history in the United States. Even our great Founding Fathers were, at times, hostile to immigrants. Read More →
Theo asked me where I would love to live. I’ve visited a number of beautiful places. London stands out, New England is gorgeous, and, given a bazillion dollars, New York City would be hard to pass up. Ultimately, however, I always say, Miami. Read More →
WLRN, our local public television station, is showing an anniversary concert of “Les Miserables”, which is my favorite musical and novel. Read More →
I think Theo and I will be able to get in the car, drive in any direction, and we’ll hit some beautiful place that he’ll struggle to tear me away from. That is, of course, until I spot some harmless critter that I’m sure to be convinced is the most toxic creature on the planet and wants to kill me. Then I’ll be running towards the car and crying to go home. Read More →