Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Public Square

The Globeat“The Daily News Building”     It was raining, we were staying next door, on 42nd Street, and I was on a mission to find a View From the Road, which I never located; but this moment is why I love the road. I was drawn to the exterior of the building, and chilly…

Perfect Post Cards

Perfect Cuban Post Cards These were not sent to me or anyone else, for that matter; I purchased them new, having fallen a bit in love with both images. Happy Cuban Independence Day, still hoping for true Independence one day. The Back of both post cards:

The Dialogue

My Father and Me In all fairness, I cannot imagine who will care about this post, but I cannot help myself. This is a piece of a newsletter from Puerto Rico, in the mid-1960’s, when we lived on the island. Honestly, I wish I had the entire article, posted on the flip side, which deals…

Change is GoodRight   Definition of ephemera:1 something of no lasting significance —usually used in plural2 ephemera plural: paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectible ~ Merriam Webster ~ Perfect Post Cards – Picture and a Thousand Words is changing.…

Holiday’s

Happy Mother’s Day (The above photograph was taken at my sister, Joy’s church, Patmos, in Whittier, California. Besides my Mother is me, then my sister Joy, her arms on her daughter’s Beth and Allison, and then Lisa, with her arm around her daughter, Maria. ) “Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but…

Food

Crêpes The first time I had crepes was in Paris. It was December, near Christmas, and it was a cool evening. There was a man, standing over a hot griddle that was powered by an open flame. He skillfully ladled batter over the griddle, spreading it with the back of the ladle, and asked what…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ The Races at Longchamp, 1866 by Edouard Manet In honor of the Kentucky Derby, this month, I offer you a look at racing in Paris; and wish you a patch of blue sky and…

From the Editor

The Holy Week That Was Not Photo Credit: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/how-did-the-notre-dame-cathedral-blaze-start/news-story/0047a8551efcbe8574ff958c5c641904 As a Christian, Easter is the most significant and sacred day on our calendar. My secular Easter activities are limited, some decorations and yes I do share a few treats and send out cards; but in general, what I look forward to are the services of…

Reflections

Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial By Ofra 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…

Public Square

Marblehead Lighthouse Apparently, my family once lived in Marblehead, Ohio, but all I have is a post office box number; thus instead of looking for bits of my past, Kate and I stopped to check out the lighthouse. From Wikipedia: “Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio, United States, is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on…