Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Poet’s Cornor

I Do not want to Forget to be Thankful   do you forget to be thankful I know it happens unintentionally I am certain but somehow thankful gets overwhelmed by sorrow or desire or even need real or imagined is inconsequential when overlooking thankfulness   our focus changes instead of seeing our blessings we only…

Food – Cooking with Children

Cooking with Children     I am sure I have already shared with you my fond memories of cooking with my Mother; in the kitchen she was perhaps more easy going than anywhere else, I can think of, truly never saying no. My Mother would let me experiment, providing me, to the best of her…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Grapes, Lemons, Pears, and Apples by Vincent Van Gogh Oddly, this is not a painting that I love. Rather I am sharing it with you because it was new to me, when I saw…

Holiday’s

Veterans Day   “In the most solemn, purposeful procession to thread the canyon of Broadway in a generation, 15,000 veterans of the World war yesterday marched, with their auxiliaries, in the 23rd annual Armistice Day parade. Solemn, for the truce that was signed in the Forest of Compiegne 23 years ago was frittered away at…

In the Wild!

Yes, Turkeys in November, Again   On a rainy, dreary day, the turkeys came looking for a bite to eat, that they appear to need. As they wandered around the yard, they lifted my spirits; as nature does. They changed my focus from the overcast skies to the still colored landscape, which they so perfectly…

From the Editor

Are You Not Weary of the Hate? “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.[c] 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is…

In the Wild!

Baby Peafowl     It is easy to become jaded in the world today; however there are still those moments that fill us with wonder, if we are willing to run around someone’s else’s neighborhood and try to coax a mom and her baby’s to pose for a picture.     Undoubtedly, babies, whether human,…

Food

Arroz con Gandules Rice with Pigeon Peas Vegan Option Pictured Having lived in Puerto Rico for three years, as a child, among other things, I grew to love Puerto Rican food, which is truly delicious. Since childhood, I have been back, spending time with my Father there, the year before he died, and traveling with…

The Dialogue

Correcting an Oversight “However, there must be joy in the sorrow if we are to go forward. My Christmas joy came in the form of a photograph, of my Mother. Below, is the printout from eBay, no less, which Kate purchased for me – yes, this is my favorite Christmas gift! I cannot believe that…

Holidays

An Addition from Lithuania     Last year, I added a small piece to the autumn village, which I called a solarium; along with the tea house. I had found it at a second hand store, been intrigued; as it was not like anything I had seen before, deciding it must be something placed over…