Love Lesson #9

May 23, 2023

I met him right after breaking up with someone.  We didn’t have much in common, but we kept each other company for awhile.  He fed me when I had no money. He even made the meals!  His go-to meal was white rice, steak and tomatoes. We stopped seeing each other during a blizzard when after an argument…

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Love Lesson #8

May 21, 2023

When you begin a relationship, you are usually looking your best—trying to impress, get the other person to like you back, in general putting your best foot forward.  When you live with someone, real life sometimes gets in the way.  There can be issues to be dealt with.  Bodies can change as a resul…

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Love Lesson #7

May 19, 2023

This lesson came from a friend who had an “interesting” time with a high-powered government appointee.  She found his “little black book” where he rated all the women he had relations with.  He was into some kinky stuff. I had met him as well and was so glad that my name never appeared in that book!…

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Love Lesson #5

May 17, 2023

  From Papo—who totally broke my heart and dreams. I didn’t know that he would be one of the hostile ones.  Believe them when they tell you a truth.

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Love Lesson #4

May 16, 2023

This was a realization that I should have seen coming from the first day I met him. He was an inspiration but at the same time “out there” mentally.  It took me awhile to get over that one!

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strawberries and brown bag

What I learned from love lesson #3

May 16, 2023

We didn’t have much money or time together.  He went on to study psychology and made a career for himself.  I hope that he found much happiness.  The strawberries he gave me were the best present because they came from his heart.  The image was created using AI from Shutterstock.

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Traditions and Superstitions

September 28, 2021

I’ve been thinking about my culture and what makes it unique. My family didn’t celebrate the holidays like the dominant culture in the United States, but they didn’t celebrate it like they did in Boriquen (Puerto Rico) either.  My parents grew up celebrating Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) like Thanksgi…

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Looking for my art studio in my home

September 18, 2021

Home is a funny word.  It conjures up different things for different people.  A high rise in the middle of a busy city might be the best home for some. While a secluded off grid tiny home might work for others.  I like my house and have slowly been working to turn it into a space I feel comfortable…

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Chief Billy Redwing Tayac

September 8, 2021

Chief Billy (right) and his father, Chief Turkey Tayac Chief Billy Redwing Tayac died yesterday.  He was beloved by his family and many across the world. He was a warrior, gentleman, activist and humanist. We all were so proud when he did the opening ceremony at the National Museum of the American I…

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Family continued

September 5, 2021

My uncle, Guadalupe, before he left Puerto Rico. The de Jesus’: My uncle (seated) with (from left to right) my cousin, Julie, his wife Ana, and my aunt Pina.  The picture in the frame is the only photo of my grandmother, Julia Malavé Velasquez. My cousins in a “memory” photo probably taken in the ea…

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