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Puerto Rico

I am writing today from within. I write from the roots of my being. I am an American, a Puerto Rican. I am the daughter of an island born on the mainland of a country in turmoil over identity. Today, I see inaction on behalf of other American citizens, on inhabitants of an island in… Continue reading Puerto Rico

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Music Mondays: Sabor de SALSA

These are some of my favorite Salsa songs. https://youtu.be/Gs7YfJlIx2Q https://youtu.be/f9Tt5CTajSY https://youtu.be/g33TxmtQ5VM

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Music Monday: Moon Night

I almost forgot about Music Monday. So for your listening delight in keeping with today's theme here's the supernatural delight of dancing in the moonlight. ┬áThis is also for a dear friend who is no longer here, Linda, I remember when you played this song and danced in your seat because you loved this version.… Continue reading Music Monday: Moon Night

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Music Mondays: Changes

Change starts with you! Remember your history as a warning, learn from the lessons of the past. Changes start with people like us-it is up to us to make things all right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHgnOnI6uZ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AV8lxGjdZ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaGUr6wzyT8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrY9eHkXTa4  

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Music Mondays: Tell Me

Today, I will invite you to share some of your favorite songs for Music Monday. What's on your playlist? What are you listening to right now? Are there any artists or songs you want to hear next week? ­čÖé

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Music Mondays: Residente’s Rap

Residente is one of my favorite rappers. If you don't understand Spanish, then you may not understand my fascination with this artist, but regardless I am going to share. My children listen to everything I listen to because they are always with me. Usually, my oldest daughter does not like my music choices but when… Continue reading Music Mondays: Residente’s Rap

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The Poet & Writer

I want to be a poet, so I say "I am a poet." I want to be a writer, so I say "I am a writer." I have these tales in my head I write them down. I have these poems I place in this dumping ground. They're rough draft versions that need much work.… Continue reading The Poet & Writer

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Music Monday: Girl Stuff Mary J. Blige

Today- I decided to take it back- back into time, when I was young a full of life. Now I reminisce about that time. ┬áThe soulful sounds of Mary J singing through a busted radio with a makeshift antenna┬átrying to get reception. When you're searching for a real love because you can love him knowing… Continue reading Music Monday: Girl Stuff Mary J. Blige

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Music Monday: Mumford and Sons

For this installment of Music Monday I chose Mumford and Sons. Some days I just love to listen to them. I Will Wait For You to listen like a Little Lion Man in The Cave, waiting for you to Wake My Soul. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/R5HO-X_fR7o https://youtu.be/Xd8tOAJMA8Q https://youtu.be/x6rYPHmSzcE

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Let’s Share: Patricia Bell-Scott

Again, I am going to talk about another wonderful woman I met over the weekend at this writing conference I attended. Patricia Bell-Scott, I don't even have words to describe the friendship that emerged. She is an award winning published author and all around humble human being. Please check out her website: http://patriciabellscott.com/ Then purchase… Continue reading Let’s Share: Patricia Bell-Scott