Reflections Before Bedtime #93

On her 17th wedding anniversary, Kusha Alagband shares these words of wisdom: “The truth is […] your partner may not always spoil you, may not always treat you like a princess. He may forget to complement you every day. Some things fade. Those giddy little stomach flutters fade and you’re then left with reality. ThereContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #93”

Tuesday Badinage: November 29, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s raining in NYC, today. Christmas decorations are up. The city looks beautiful and glittery, like the movies. I had a hectic morning. Lost my metro card, missed my train, almost didn’t make it into Court on time because of the weather and the long security line wrapped around the building. IContinue reading “Tuesday Badinage: November 29, 2016”

Reflections Before Bedtime #92

“Her mind is an unquiet one, words and thoughts and impulses constantly crashing into each other.” – David Levithan By: Gabriela Yareliz Is it bad that I am exhausted from the weekend? I had decided to rest this weekend until I decided to venture to grounds that don’t let me so much as sit downContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #92”

Baar Baar Dekho– Look Again and Again

“You were my yesterday, you will be my tomorrow, and you are always my now.” Baar Baar Dekho The Hindi language is always poetic, just like its films. When asked what she hopes people will take away from the film Baar Baar Dekho, Katrina Kaif said: “Not to take the people in your life forContinue reading “Baar Baar Dekho– Look Again and Again”


By: Gabriela Yareliz “I have within me a solitude where He dwells, and nothing can take that away from me.” – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Stores are filled with Christmas decorations. I am already thinking about 2017, and how I want to return to a degree of normalcy. This year, has been one ofContinue reading “Anchor”


By: Gabriela Yareliz This morning I woke up at 4 a.m. from a nightmare. I looked at my phone and saw that the nightmare was nothing compared to what had actually happened last night. I spent last night in Manhattan at the NBC Democracy Plaza/ Rockefeller Center. Big screens flashed candidate state wins. Each timeContinue reading “Blue”

Coming Of Age

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sitcoms like “Boy Meets World” or “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” chronicle the daily lives of their characters. It is a series about watching people mature and reach some level of adulthood or maturity, with some laughs thrown in, in between. I think life is very much like that. We all have ourContinue reading “Coming Of Age”