CLEANING THE SLATE – Part II

It doesn't even pay to try to understand. Things happen, and they happen for a reason. More times than not, in our quest to find an acceptable explanation, we examine our actions, justify our behavior, rationalize situations. Still, the answers elude us. Because the big picture is only reserved for the author of the Play…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EXCHANGE AT THE BORDER–Celebrating two years of success

    It's hard to imagine it's two years to the day Exchange at the Border made its debut in the literary world. What took five years to conceive, mull over, collect jotted down notes, organize, write, rewrite, revise, edit, and publish, was finally a dream come true. I remember thinking at that moment being…

TRUE COLORS

Watching the encore of AFI Lifetime Achievement Award by TCM on July 31 honoring actress Diane Keaton, opened a window into the way I view myself. Let me explain: Throughout the show, snippets of past interviews with Diane Keaton appeared on the screen displaying her iconoclastic, unconventional fashion style. Always polished, her shoulder length, straight,…

THE POWER OF ENDURANCE–OR SURVIVAL ACROSS THE AGES

Growing up in Argentina, my literary diet consisted of a rich and diverse menu of Spanish, German, American and British authors. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and Juan Ramon Jimenez populated my bookshelf with illustrated volumes of Don Quixote and Platero y Yo, respectively. Joanna Spyri cultivated in me an awe for the Swiss Alps in…

THERE’S ONLY TODAY

Not too long ago, a set of unforeseen circumstances disrupted the daily flow of our business. As a result, we were left with no help in our warehouse. Merchandise began to accumulate as we watched in despair the growing mountain of clutter. But yesterday, we were blessed with unexpected help. The warehouse was transformed once…

LINKS TO ENJOY

POEM: THREE SISTERS by Alexandra Goodwin This poem first appeared in the NLAPW Pen Women Poem of the Week in May 2015. Follow the link below to read it: http://www.nlapw.org/2015/06/04/poem-of-the-week-three-sisters-and-the-light-between-us/ POEM: TIERRA DE MIS ANCESTROS Originally published in March 2015 in citaenlasdiagonales.com. Read