The Comedian: LeJuan James

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am not really sure what I can say about half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican LeJuan James. He is wickedly funny. He became famous through his YouTube Channel where he makes light of our culture’s quirks and imitates our mothers when they would lecture us. What Hispanic person hasn’t sent one of these videos toContinue reading “The Comedian: LeJuan James”

Autumn Anticipation

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been a strange season where tension and thick trauma linger in the air like a dense fog. But don’t worry– I am not here to dwell on that, today. We are approaching the season that makes one feel like one isContinue reading “Autumn Anticipation”

My Goggles

By: Gabriela Yareliz Tonight, I was transported back to the early 2000s. (I watched How to Deal). I know I take you back there a lot, and I think it’s because there was a purity to how unique we were then. We had to be, in a world with no social media or influencers. WeContinue reading “My Goggles”

Live from the Deli

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am writing from a local bagel shop/deli one block over that is open 24 hrs. Weirdly, I find myself hoping that the 24-hr. promise means the food is excellent. (No correlation). I ordered breakfast for dinner. Breakfast is truly my favorite meal (this is why Jerry Seinfeld and I would bondContinue reading “Live from the Deli”

Additional Lessons from Duolingo

By: Gabriela Yareliz I wake up every morning and do four things: pray, drink tea (FYI the Starbucks London Fog tea latte tastes like the devil– stick to Chai or Matcha), workout, and I do my little Russian lessons. I have an unbroken streak and have busted through every league. Now, I am at theContinue reading “Additional Lessons from Duolingo”

After the Wall Fell

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I was reading the story of Rahab. It’s funny because we are all familiar with the story. Israel sends spies to Jericho to strategize how they can take the city and conquer it. Rahab’s home is in the very wall of Jericho. (Joshua 2:15) She is a prostitute who hides theContinue reading “After the Wall Fell”

Hamlet Vibes ✨

Polonius:“This above all: to thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man.Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!” (Hamlet, Act-1, Scene-III, 78–82)

Screenless

By: Gabriela Yareliz First, I just want to say that I believe everyone should get a spring break. Now that we have that out of the way, I come to my thought on windows. The other day, I sat down to watch a chunk of a movie just before bed. I hadn’t showered yet, andContinue reading “Screenless”

Figuring It Out and the Talented Triplet

“The joy of writing. A chance to make things stay. A revenge of a mortal hand.” Wistawa Szymborska, “The Joy of Writing” [That quote has nothing to do with this post. I just liked it a lot. Sue me. (Not literally– but if you do, joke is on you).] By: Gabriela Yareliz Here we are,Continue reading “Figuring It Out and the Talented Triplet”

January: A Full Menu

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we have an assortment of thoughts from this month. Here’s the full menu. Appetizer: Le Weefee (“WiFi”) I joined the 21st century this year and started off the year with wifi. I didn’t have wifi during my previous 5-6 years in this apartment. I subsisted off of my phone’s handy hotspot.Continue reading “January: A Full Menu”