Just Some Thoughts I Have, music, pain, people, Strength, struggles, Thinking, words, writing

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

music, words, writing

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

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, Thinking, words, writing

Dear Lady Liberty

Dear Lady Liberty, As you stand in the harbor watching over our nation, I imagine the tears falling down your face. I imagine your heart has been broken by the problems we have created. I imagine that as you are standing in the harbor you are watching how we systematically kill your children.  Today, you… Continue reading Dear Lady Liberty

music, Sharing, words, writing

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

Just Some Thoughts I Have, music, people, Strength, Thinking, words, writing

Music Monday’s

I forgot it was Monday and that I should be sharing some music. In the spirit of this weekend-here are my choices. Notice the recurring theme! Because I am a queen that thing goes on-and-on. https://youtu.be/Mq86e4Fhja0 https://youtu.be/T6QKqFPRZSA https://youtu.be/-CPCs7vVz6s

Sharing, Strength, talking, Thinking, words, writing

Let’s Share: Mary Beth

I made a new friend at a conference I attended over the weekend. Please stop by her and visit her blog. She was absolutely delightful and kind. She definitely had an infectious smile. Happy Monday! https://mbcoudal.com/about/  

music, Old vs new, pain, people, Thinking, words, writing

Monday Music Mania

I first came across Snow Tha Product when I purchased The Hamilton Mixtape. I don't know why I didn't think of looking her up then. Her flow crosses the language line with ease, she's a rapper. So when the Immigrants video dropped last week I went to YouTube to look at what she's done. With… Continue reading Monday Music Mania

Old vs new, poems, poetry, words, writing

Underneath My Pale Skin

Underneath my pale skin- below this white concealment the spirit of; African beats; Taino blood; European conquest- this is the Caribbean echo of my being; The blood which flows- Exposing this- American identity.  My history; I recall- The darker skins that preceded me. The caramel flesh my daughters possess; the tangled hair that sits on… Continue reading Underneath My Pale Skin