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”

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”

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”

The Power of the Pen

By: Gabriela Yareliz I absolutely loved Calligrapher Nicolas Ouchenir’s interview with Garance Dore. My favorite part of the interview was when Ouchenir said: “We can’t do without the world of pens because writing things by hand brings out our imperfections. If you grow up without seeing your mistakes, you won’t know how to handle failure.Continue reading “The Power of the Pen”

Teaching girls they can be themselves

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am absolutely adoring the faces emerging in the media: Becky G A new Latina rap artist. Where was she when I was growing up, when we were all praying 17 prayers a day for God to close the gap in our front teeth? Mindy Kaling Writer and actress. She is beautiful,Continue reading “Teaching girls they can be themselves”

This Week’s Picks: October 20, 2013/ Women’s Issues

By: Gabriela Yareliz Aloha! Man, it’s crispy outside! Today, I am staying in to hibernate. Okay, it’s not that cold, but still–why leave the house if you don’t have to? Yesterday, I was rocking the tights. Yes. We are there. I HATE TIGHTS. I miss Florida so much. If this were Florida, we would allContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: October 20, 2013/ Women’s Issues”

Happy 4th of July

Happy Birthday Great Nation. We have come a long way. We began as a nation made up of immigrants. People here found refuge, freedom and hope for a better future. We had dark moments. If one looks back it was not too far back that we had minorities disenfranchised. It wasn’t even a hundred yearsContinue reading “Happy 4th of July”

More than you take- Joseph the king of dreams

A single voice, Is joined by multitudes in song, With every verse, They’re finding harmonies that rise to Heaven sure and strong. Richer and richer the soil on which they thrive, Higher and higher a hymn of what it means to be alive You’ve got to give a little more than you take, You’ve gotContinue reading “More than you take- Joseph the king of dreams”

To hold a letter

By: Gabriela Yareliz I like writing letters and leaving them for my mom. I don’t think people today realize how meaningful it is to receive or write a letter. To have a piece of that person that you can keep, smell, read, over and over again…It is gorgeous. Handwriting conveys so much more than aContinue reading “To hold a letter”

Invasion

By: Gabriela Yareliz People want guns to guard them from an invasion. Just in case. An invasion of what or by whom? Some say China, others Iran, and some even say our own government. Regardless of what people’s stance on guns may be, I wish people realized that there is a more serious invasion goingContinue reading “Invasion”