I am once again the oceanRestlessly pounding the reef bound shoresCold water floating in the surfaceBoiling undercurrents, waiting… My salty expressions grow biggerWildly, yet gracefullyI fold within myselfCrashing against the rocksTorn by my instabilityI am without causeWondering aimlessly across the horizonSelfishly perhaps, ignoring the rest of the worldI am,But nobody seems to notice © 2001 Maricel … Continue reading I Am (Throwback Thursday poetry from 2001)
Cozy, quaint, and charming. The first thoughts that passed through my head as I walked into Il Cuoco, located at 270 Avenida Piñero in San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico. The place had been recommended and I've passed right beside it many times for as long as I can remember. It's been around for … Continue reading Il Cuoco Trattoria e Pizzeria @ San Juan, Puerto Rico
Todos sabemos que el sistema de salud actual no sirve. Vivimos en un país en donde la gente no se cuida. La obesidad y mala nutrición nos rodea. Esto se traduce a unos costos de salud sumamente altos y en la actualidad, unos pocos le están pagando los servicios de salud a muchos y para … Continue reading Ideas para arreglar a Puerto Rico (Take 2): La salud y el bienestar público
Today I've been pondering happiness. Some people say happiness is the purpose of life. Me, I don't think so. Happiness is not the goal of life; it's not something we acquire or reach. According to all those self-help books, it cannot depend on other people. So what is happiness? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, happiness is: … Continue reading Are You Happy?
The baby birds have flown! Recently I posted about a mother bird who had nested in my flower box. In my last post, the baby birds were already full feathered, but still had not flown. I had mentioned how the mother had been cooing at them from the floor and that I thought she was … Continue reading First Flight
Well, I never thought it could be possible, but as I casually pumped gas into my car this morning the thought began to crawl up the back of my neck. Puerto Rico sells gas by the liter and currently the price for regular gas is going from $ 0.97 to 1.04 (more or less) per … Continue reading Gasoline is Cheaper than Water!!!
"El karma es como una gran caja donde se guarda una copia de todo lo que haces. Eventualmente, la caja se abre y el contenido cae sobre ti... ¡Asegura llenarla de cosas buenas!" "Karma is like a big box where a copy of everything you do is kept and stored. Eventually, the box opens and … Continue reading On Karma…
At the risk of pissing some people off, I am going to write this anyway. First of all, I don't think anybody, anybody at all, deserves an international day merely because they possess a particular reproductive organ. If they do, then men, and their accompanying necessary organ for the reproduction of the human race, should … Continue reading My Thoughts on International Women’s Day
I didn't know what to expect as I walked into the Silent Grace "offices" for the interview. However, I was curious, very curious, to meet the young founder of this very different organization. First off, the "office", was actually Andrea Pérez's living room; the founder and executive director. In June of 2008, after returning from … Continue reading Silent Grace Foundation: Working Towards Self-Sufficiency in Dessources, Haiti
So as not to leave the men out regarding the previous post. Here it is: 1. TITS OR ASS. A given. The truth is we have to have at least one of these. Bony actually is NOT attractive. If you have both, you get extra points (and leverage). 2. YES MODE BUTTON. When activated, the … Continue reading The 5 Things Women Need to Make Men Happy