Reflections Before Bedtime #90

By: Gabriela Yareliz We walked from the West Side to the East. We walked through that Central Park tunnel; you held the umbrella and all the bags. You shielded me from the chilled showers. A bus came, and we were almost bathed by the NYC puddle filth. When we saw the bus; the water; theContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #90”

Memories: Washington, D.C. & Maryland

One hot summer day in the capital. Blerta and I were office mates. We were affectionately called, “The meanies.” In other words, don’t mess with us. This panel was so fantastic. Exploring Maryland with my host family. Mucho, the dog. We had an interesting relationship that summer. Wearing those Spain stripes. I love exploring cemeteries.Continue reading “Memories: Washington, D.C. & Maryland”

Monday Inspiration: November 16, 2015

(The hilarious Fran Fine). By: Gabriela Yareliz The 90s were good to us. For some reason, cassette tapes came to mind. I used to make a lot of tapes, with many songs recorded right off of the radio by boombox or walkman. It was a moment of excitement when your song would come on, andContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: November 16, 2015”

Sunday Girl

Soundtrack: “In my mind, it’s Sunday all the time.” By: Gabriela Yareliz So, my dream of a rainy [omitted: humid] November came true, except for the humid part, which was part of the request. Yesterday, rain drops pelted us like bullets. Cold, stinging rain. I guess you can’t have it all. (Grin). November is here, andContinue reading “Sunday Girl”

While You Wait

By: Gabriela Yareliz Waiting is one of the worst feelings. I remember when I was a kid, when I knew my friend Liz was coming to visit, I would sit by the window and wait. That was always a terrible idea because she and her family always arrived later than planned. I would sit by the window, watching intently;Continue reading “While You Wait”

Go Gators!

If there is a place I am missing, it’s home. Go Gators! “There is nothing eleven can’t do with 90,000 standing behind them”-Florida Football Today is the Florida v. LSU game. Big rivalry; it’s a big deal. I am super excited for the Gators! So far, they are kicking some serious, LSU butt. I am listening toContinue reading “Go Gators!”

The Florida Lifestyle

By: Gabriela Yareliz Every state has a different vibe and stereotype, right? I haven’t fully discovered New York’s identity. I’ve discovered New York City’s identity, but not the state’s. I need to spend more time outside of the city. But Florida, I know Florida well. I stood many hours sweating at bus stops on UniversityContinue reading “The Florida Lifestyle”

Camp Meeting

By: Gabriela Yareliz Camp meeting (n): An event at which churches from a certain area get together, usually once a year, for a spiritual retreat and fellowship. The concept and practice originated in England and Scotland. Camp meeting is always a fun time of the year. It always has been. I have good memories ofContinue reading “Camp Meeting”