Spring State of Mind

By: Gabriela Yareliz I laugh as I ask Alexa whether it’s raining. She says it won’t rain tonight and a downpour begins simultaneously. Guess she didn’t get the memo. It’s the first day of spring tomorrow, and it sure feels like it. Today was a sweater only day, filled with sunshine and a lovely coolContinue reading “Spring State of Mind”

Come Walk With Me: El Yunque, Part II

By: Gabriela Yareliz So, we were walking mid-rainforest, getting ready to walk to the last and biggest waterfall, when the downpour started. Typical rainforest rain, I suppose. It would not let up. The stone steps that lead to the waterfall were slippery. I ended up slipping on one, on the way back. I have aContinue reading “Come Walk With Me: El Yunque, Part II”

Come Walk With Me: El Yunque

(A view from the top of the tower, below) Hiking in the rainforest is not something you do every day. The whole family came dressed for adventure, and oddly not for rain (except for Ignacio, who busted out an umbrella, from his pocket). These are some snaps, pre-downpour. It’s an enchanting forest, filled with plenty of littleContinue reading “Come Walk With Me: El Yunque”

Sunday Girl: October 9, 2016

[From the Dillon-Panther Tumblr] By: Gabriela Yareliz It was one of those lazy Sundays. It was raining since early morning, and it rained throughout the day. Everything was grey, up until the sunset. Then, the sky turned blue and yellow.  I ate pumpkin pancakes and potatoes, and then crawled back into bed. I did allContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 9, 2016”


By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I woke up and stared out of my window. The day was gray with a dark green hue. Rain was falling steady. I was still in my apartment glancing at the neighboring building’s fire escapes, which were shiny, black and wet, avoiding the thought of walking to church. The rain did notContinue reading “Soaked”

Today’s Dose of Inspiration: Sept. 3, 2014

By: Gabriela Yareliz Woke up at the crack of dawn; I had to drink three cups of water to get one horse-pill multi-vitamin down; today will be a long day filled with classes– the struggle is real. After waking up early and getting some stuff done, I thought, I can go to bed and sleepContinue reading “Today’s Dose of Inspiration: Sept. 3, 2014”

How I Found Bmore Charm

By: Gabriela Yareliz The first time I went to Baltimore, I saw the harbor area. It’s a beautiful area with little boats and bright lights. Very reminiscent of La Rochelle, France, except it misses the old-time charm La Rochelle undoubtedly has. I stood under an umbrella with my host who was attempting a Skype sessionContinue reading “How I Found Bmore Charm”

This Week’s Picks: June 9, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello dear ones, I am in a new city for the summer…ahh, yes, summer intern. I am in an Ernest Hemingway kind of mood this week. Despite my dislike for his storylines, he has always had something valuable to say. Take wisdom, and run with it. Of course, along with Hemingway areContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: June 9, 2013”

To live

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was a gray, humid day. I was out for a walk with my dog, Bunny, in the rain. It is one of those rains where everything is green and alive. I was trying to stroll while she would occasionally stop and try to make a feast out of acorns. We areContinue reading “To live”

New York: A rainy Friday, after a sick week

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hi everyone. Here is a personal post. I thought today merited one. My friends who follow, tell me they really like my personal posts, and I don’t post often on things just pertaining to me. But here goes: Today, was awesome. It was a strangely relaxing day. It was absolutely pouring, andContinue reading “New York: A rainy Friday, after a sick week”