This Week’s Picks: July 28, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz This week, I celebrated a wedding, and I am also mourning the death of my favorite radio broadcaster, Kidd Kraddick. I feel like I grew a couple of inches in character this weekend. I hope that this week, you see all of the opportunities and blessings sent your way. Please keep theContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: July 28, 2013”

The Godfather of Radio: Kidd Kraddick

By: Gabriela Yareliz My heart is broken. Kidd Kraddick is gone. He died this weekend of cardiac disease at a golf tournament, while raising money for his charity: Kidd’s Kids (where they take terminally ill children to Disney World with their families for some perfect days and good memories). An enlarged heart. He did haveContinue reading “The Godfather of Radio: Kidd Kraddick”

Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Meera

By: Gabriela Yareliz NOTE: This is a character and movie analysis so: Spoiler Alert. Yash Chopra made his last film a deeply religious one. I don’t know if this reflects a belief he had close to the time of his death, or a philosophy or vision of God questioned or clung to. Perhaps it wasContinue reading “Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Meera”

Asking the hard questions

By: Gabriela Yareliz People who know a little bit about everything; they learn every day; they feed off of silence and awkwardness; they are curious; they are versatile; they are travelers; they are steel; they are elegant; they are charming; they vow to defend truth. Who are they? Journalists. 1] Rebecca Mead 2] Adam GopnikContinue reading “Asking the hard questions”

Today in Pictures

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, in pictures: 1] Saw Madeline Albright speak some brilliance today at a convention on R2P and Genocide Prevention. 2] Huma Abedin stood by her man, potential future mayor of New York? I admire her strength. Huma for mayor? 3] Royal Baby outing 4] Political ambiance

Emerald Moonlight Pearl

By: Gabriela Yareliz Stolen glances, houses white under moonlight; emerald hills. Peace and angst in blend, golden shadows cast. The sky is a perfect shade of dark, a blue so thick it envelopes resignation. Trembling emotion, the kind that leaves you breathless and crying-all at once. It leaves you gasping for not air, not peace,Continue reading “Emerald Moonlight Pearl”