An Uncomfortable Topic

By: Gabriela Yareliz A scene keeps playing over and over again, in my head. Summer of 2009, I visited France and did a stage with the French government. We were living in a small French mariner village. I gathered with young people from around the world (whom I love— friends for life), and what weContinue reading “An Uncomfortable Topic”

The Abolition of Man

Thoughts by: Gabriela Yareliz, based on The Abolition of Man (all quotes are from the book, unless otherwise specified). There was a hypothetical presented at a meeting. The hypo: A person commits a crime and is arrested. What are possible solutions to this, was essentially the question posed to the group. The serious suggestions offeredContinue reading “The Abolition of Man”

An August Photo Diary

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello, friends. Here we are. At the end of another month. It has been one of a lot of growth for me, I feel. One of those months where you feel the way gum looks when you lift up your shoe, and it is stretched into little strings. Expanded. Here are someContinue reading “An August Photo Diary”

Bar Trip

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s a tradition, I guess, that frustrated and relieved law graduates take a trip after graduation and after taking the bar exam. Many go; whether broke, well off, employed, unemployed– August is jet-set time. I got lucky that I got a special gift from above (after all, the Bible says all goodContinue reading “Bar Trip”

Sunday Girl: August 9, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz The neighbors have a tent in their backyard. I hope they aren’t those people who put the tent on Airbnb and charge people $200 a night for “urban camping.” (This does exist. I do not lie). Because I just moved in to my place, I am doing my own urban camping ofContinue reading “Sunday Girl: August 9, 2015”

How the Sequel Began: Part I

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was lost. And there was no worse time to be lost. I was clutching my Ziploc bag filled with pencils and a pencil sharpener. I had no phone and no watch. I had no phone or watch because I was on my way to take an exam that banned phones orContinue reading “How the Sequel Began: Part I”

Reflections Before Bedtime #22

By: Gabriela Yareliz My random thoughts of the night: Life surprises us in the wildest ways. We make plans, God laughs (that kind of thing). Sometimes, dreaming big can cost you, literally, but then faith comes through to repay all debts. Maybe, when we think we are lost, if we look close enough, we realize thatContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #22”

This Week à la Buzzfeed

1] It was so cold this week, those of us working long hours in the clinic would rather be hungry than go out into a winter storm to get food. 2] When we are at school for class, and then 8 hours of clinic on top of that. 3] Making life-altering decisions in four weeks. 4] Job-hunt attitude 5]Continue reading “This Week à la Buzzfeed”

Reflections Before Bedtime #10

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am sick, sick as a… I’ll spare you the simile. It’s freezing cold. The wind bites; that is how cold it is. So, I stay indoors sipping on tea and kale juice, and sucking on vitamins (because they are too big to swallow *kidding* but they really are too big). Downstairs,Continue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #10”

Blizzard Badinage

By: Gabriela Yareliz “What is something married couples and families do not have as much of, compared to college students?” asked my professor. “Friends,” said the kid in front of me. The class whispered some giggles. I started out the day in Family Law. Apparently, being a law student is like working for the postal service;Continue reading “Blizzard Badinage”