Cristina Jill Mosqueda

In the Wild!

A Doe and Her Two Fawns When you live in the forest, yes, I can hear my neighbor’s shuddering at that description, you expect to see wild life. We have seen quite a bit, though the moose and bear we are waiting for, has so far eluded us; nonetheless, when I looked up, from the…

A View from the Road

Motown!   Driving through the streets of Detroit, Michigan, Motor Town (Motown), demands that the radio be a bit louder than normal, and that the music be from Motown’s library of hits that accompanied, at least for me, my childhood. An entirely unassuming building, but talk about a View from the Road, that makes one…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~     Corn Harvest by Newell Convers Wyeth Autumn is upon us! The vibrancy of these colors shout out to my soul, proclaiming the splendid beauty of the changing season, as busy hands work…

Public Square

Remembering Nine-Eleven As I have already shared on these pages, we have made pilgrimages to the three Nine-Eleven Memorials where this nation was attacked, on September 11, 2001. Each site offers a unique perspective and helps us to honor those who were murdered, and reminds us that we must never forget those whose lives were…

Holiday’s

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim,” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 9th and ends at nightfall on September 11, in 2018. The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shophar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on…

Poet’s Corner

I Am Not Apologizing Anymore I am done apologizing for who I am Yes It is true That I am sorry if I make you feel uncomfortable But I am not apologizing anymore We have chosen different paths What matters to you and me is not the same I am at peace with the difference…

From the Editor

A Mop by any Other Name Did you know there was such a thing as a Cuban mop? Well there is and it is fabulous. The T shaped mop is two pieces of wood that you wrap a rag around, to mop the floor; once you are done, you simple throw the rag in the…

Free this Month

National Public Lands Day And Smithsonian Free Museum Day I love September for many reasons, it is the start of a favorite time of year, and it is also the month when we are presented with two wonderful opportunities to explore for free – and you know how much I love free! This year Free…

Food

Patty Pan The Underutilized Squash   I happen to love patty pan squash; actually, I am a fan of squash period. I first discovered patty pan, at a farmer’s market, in California, drawn to it by its scalloped edges and size. I remember it was priced very reasonably, which completely mattered in those days, so…

Public Square

Ft. Pierce Public Art   In the Swim by Jorge Blanco I love the unexpected; it is always wonderful when I go looking for a particular place or thing and find it, but there is something rather delightful about coming upon an unexpected treat, like public art in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Strolling around Gazebo Park,…