Lessons from my father: ¡Con Cuidado!

It’s in the little things I see my father in me. It’s the little things about him I miss the most too. The way he used to smile with his eyes. The power in his carcajada. The things he used to say to me then when I would take them for […]

Juanito Lleno de Gracia

Juanito Lleno de Gracia

El otro día me estaba quejando.  You know, the typical: “I should have done this.”  “I want that.”  “Why can’t that happen to me?”  Y quien sabe cuantas otras cosas that I was going on about.  Aunque no quiera, sometimes it’s hard to avoid those moments of whining and complaining about […]

It's Never Goodbye It's Hasta Luego

It’s Never Goodbye: It’s ¡Hasta Pronto!

There never seems to be enough time in the day.  Or night for that matter.  Every night after my body plummets onto the bed (and I do mean plummet literally in every sense of the word) I find myself thinking about the things that weren’t done today, that still have […]

The generational differences in Latino families are funny

The generational differences in Latino families are funny

So the other day my sister, her husband and her kids were getting ready to go out of town.  They had packed, loaded up the truck, and we were all just sitting around talking and laughing while they finished getting ready to leave. My sister has two teenagers, one preteen, […]