Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Food

Everyday Garbanzos I love garbanzos (chickpeas), they are extremely versatile, and of course delicious. For a fast meal, with little fuss, these can be whipped up in the time it takes to prepare a pot of rice, in the rice cooker. Ingredients: 1 large can of Chickpeas – drained and rinsed 3 strips of Bacon…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ White Rose with Larkspur No. 2 by Georgia O’Keefe “I have a white rose to tend In July as in January; I give it to the true friend Who offers his frank hand to…

A View From the Road

Mayberry, North Carolina (Mount Airy) One of the things, which I most love about the road, is the opportunity to step into other worlds, often long gone. There is something about Main Street, USA, that will always draw me in, coaxing me to pull over and walk the streets of towns that remind me of…

Perfect Postcards

The Christopher Robin Story Book by E. H. Shepard One of the things we were able to do with Christine was visit the Boston Museum of Fine Art, including their exhibit of Winnie the Pooh.  This postcard is from the Victoria and Albert Museum in England.

From the Editor

Successful Failure “The mission of Apollo 13 was called ‘A Successful Failure.’   That means we made it back safely, but never made it to the moon.” ~ Jim Lovell ~ We started the New Year by watching a documentary on the Apollo 13 mission; a mission perhaps known to most people today because of…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~     The Adoration of Shepard’s by Matthias Stom (Stomer)   “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared…

Perfect Postcards

Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth, Maine If you come to Maine, inevitably, you will see Portland Head Light; especially if you come as my guest. President George Washington directed that this lighthouse be built in 1787; it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine. The lighthouse went into service in January of 1791.…

A View From the Road

Straight to the Point During this time of year when it feels like it all about light, whether trying to bring light to the darkness of winter, in the northern hemisphere, or celebrate the holidays with lights, I found this display quite simple yet affective, as it is straight to the point. The colorful light…

Fiction

In general I am not an envious person, but I do so wish I could write something as beautiful as this story. I love this story. When I first read it, I identified with Buddy; now I feel a bit more empathy with the elder woman, time does have its ways. I miss being able…