An Old Friend

By: Gabriela Yareliz HELLO I have been itching to get back here. My little fingers, burning to hit those keys in nonwork related matters. Typically, I am furiously plucking at my keyboard editing a motion while having a work Zoom meeting on in the background. I am also skilled at balancing my iPad on myContinue reading “An Old Friend”

Winter Scene

By: Gabriela Yareliz When you see a cardinal, it means angels are near. I saw that at a garden center, recently. I thought it was cute. I feel like angels are always near, but it’s a nice reminder. A cardinal on a winter day is a popping apparition. We all have different scenes that flashContinue reading “Winter Scene”

Here I Come A-wassailing

By: Gabriela Yareliz Searching for Memories I can see myself holding the Christmas carol book, fast-forwarding the little white cassette in my purple boombox past that one song, “I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In.” I found that song to be boring. Not sure why. Skip. My favorite one was “Here We Come A-wassailing” (thereContinue reading “Here I Come A-wassailing”


Gabriela Yareliz By: Gabriela Yareliz We thought autumn would be eternal in these parts, or at least we hoped it would be. Storm Jonas said, “Nah.” Autumn treated us well. Mild temperatures and pretty colors. I love this photo. Oh, how I love the moon! The storm ended up being a lot more impressive thanContinue reading “#StormJonas”

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”

Human Rights Day at the UN

By: Gabriela Yareliz There is no place I would have rather been today, on Human Rights Day, than at the United Nations for the Hague Talks. A big thank you to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the American Bar Association, the UN, and the International Criminal Court Consortium for being such gracious hosts and for theContinue reading “Human Rights Day at the UN”

Do you have any idea…

what we are going through? New York is under a mattress of snow. I have seen people try to get out of their parallel parking spots and slam into the car behind them. I have seen people try to park between mountains of snow. Some guys were shoveling today outside of the church, and theContinue reading “Do you have any idea…”

I will write now–

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” pg. 22, Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s finally warmer than 60 degrees in my little living space. It’s warm out; warmContinue reading “I will write now–”

New York: NAD Health Summit-FLUSHING, Queens

By: Gabriela Yareliz Kaidi and I went to one of the NAD Health Summit nights. Korean guy I decided was date worthy because he is a makeup artist. (Just kidding; though it would be convenient, I kid you not) We got so much food at this Chinese place, that we had to take it homeContinue reading “New York: NAD Health Summit-FLUSHING, Queens”

NYC: Fall colors to Snow; Weather Change

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello my beautiful friends! I hope you are warm and safe. Today my torts professor was listening to someone’s argument, until we noticed he wasn’t paying attention. Instead, he was looking out of the wall-size window with a horrified expression. He was watching the snow fall. It looked like sand being poured out.Continue reading “NYC: Fall colors to Snow; Weather Change”