Some Gave All

By: Gabriela Yareliz When I was young, I had a little bear that was dressed in a military uniform. I called him Lieu-teddy, short for lieutenant. My dad gave him to me when he was training to join the Air Force. I believed that if I squeezed him hard enough, my dad, out in training,Continue reading “Some Gave All”

A Letter to Louisiana

By: Gabriela Yareliz The waters will recede and return home. You’ll be home, too. The sunshine will peek out and warm the flaky paint skin on the old buildings. It will soak up the heavy rains like a mother cleaning up a wound. Its hot rays a bright Band-Aid. You’ll sit on your porch againContinue reading “A Letter to Louisiana”

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”

The Slap Heard Around the World

By: Gabriela Yareliz #GifleMacron is trending. It was the slap heard around the world. My jaw almost hit the floor, last night, when I saw the video of the French President being slapped on his tour to “take the pulse” of the nation before next year’s presidential election. Mission accomplished? Twitter in on fire withContinue reading “The Slap Heard Around the World”

Raising a Flag

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was organizing my clothes and handbags, you know, for optimal use and accessibility. I am a nerd like that. Decided to store some sweaters I have had on rotation since 2020, to make room for some lesser worn items. New decade, new rituals. As I was putting my electric heating patchContinue reading “Raising a Flag”

The Dreaming Days

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at the song “Cool” by Gwen Stefani. Can we start off by saying that this song and the music video are a masterpiece? If you haven’t seen the video– you must. (Don’t worry, it’s included at the end of this post). Why is it a masterpiece, you ask?Continue reading “The Dreaming Days”

Sipping on Chamomile

By: Gabriela Yareliz Alright, alright, alright (even though in journalism school they teach you it should always be “all right”). Our last musical-journey-to-Valentine’s-Day posts were heavy. I know. It’s not all sad and heavy, though. No. We’re going into a more fun territory today. We are looking at No Doubt’s “Hey Baby.” First of all,Continue reading “Sipping on Chamomile”

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”

Dreaming of the Hudson Valley

By: Gabriela Yareliz Few places are quite as magical as the Hudson Valley in New York State. The photo above shows the Walkway Over the Hudson. The last time I was there, a gust of wind almost blew me away (thank God for my heavy camera that seemed to be anchoring me down as myContinue reading “Dreaming of the Hudson Valley”

Light Chaser

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato By: Gabriela Yareliz As you may have read, yesterday I had a fun field trip outing. What you did not read was that it was complete with me notContinue reading “Light Chaser”