Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Food

Pork Tenderloin in a Green Sauce I have become inspired by Pati Jinich, to branch out with chilis, in my cooking. Thus with a beautiful pork tenderloin on the menu, for Sunday supper, I decided to forgo a Cuban or Middle Eastern preparation, or even barbeque, which I considered for a moment, and see what…

Reflections

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day Holocaust MemorialByOfra Friedland There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated by the United Nations is January 27, the day the Soviet Army…

The Dialogue

“Ye are the Light of the World” In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable, and murdered her children; sadly, it appears that another mother in Arizona has committed the same heinous act. Tonight I found a sermon my Mother wrote, in response to the events that occurred almost twenty years ago. Her first question was:…

Public Square

African American History Monument   The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right:“The first of its…

Poet’s Corner

Fragility Life is housedIn the most fragile of vessels Try as we mightOur lives are livedBarely holding onTo the very tip Of that branch Which is supposed To secure our worldWe are exposed to the elementsMercilessly battered and beatenSheltered in a papery shellWhich we can only hope Will withstand the coming stormsBut we are habitually…

A View From the Road

Amelia Earhart Lookout     My most favorite finds, on the road, are the serendipitous ones; like stopping to look at The View From the Road, on our way from Diamond Head, heading toward Waikiki, walking over to the marker and seeing that it is the Amelia Earhart Lookout! This lookout commemorates Amelia Earhart’s flight…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice.~ Andre Malraux ~   Woman Seated in an Armchair, 1923byPablo Picasso She must know it is winter; a little sad and yes, blue. Her looks are not classically beautiful, but I find lovely. Art can never exist without…

Ephemera

CarrouselatGriffith Park “Ride, ride the carrousel, and reach for the ring.never to finish but begin again, life is a circular thing.”~ Eileen Lynch ~ I found this print in Florida, where it had been discarded. I was drawn to the image, as I like carrousels; but had no idea it was actually of a carrousel…

From the Editor

Bitter-SweetAgridulce Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! I like the way 2020 looks and sounds. I would like to think we are off to a good start; though I may have to moderate my use of the word “we”. Both the domestic and international news appears marked by great heartache and turmoil; but there…

My Birthday Orchid Kate purchased this Phalaenopsis, at Home Depot, about a week before my birthday, in September. It soon made its way up to Maine, where it has mostly lived in my bedroom since it arrived. I did bring it to the dining room table around Thanksgiving for a visit. Originally, there were two…