Cristina Jill Mosqueda

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~ This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day actually falls on his birthday, January 15; the federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January. I share with you…

The Dialogue

Happy New Year     There are very few things that my Mother managed to hold on to, in her life, for more than fifty years; thus this post card is of special intrigue to me and perhaps you. I imagine that the reason my Mother kept the card was because of the vista, on…

A View From the Road

Public Art at a Missouri Rest Stop     We pulled into a rest stop, in Missouri, and were greeted by this clever little man.     We are all more aware of things that go wrong than what goes right; an untidy rest stop can sour not only the moment, but our overview of…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~     Parakeets and Gold Fish Bowl by Louis Comfort Tiffany     “Tiffany created this window specifically for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, claiming that it ‘illustrates most perfectly the possibilities…

Food

My Empanada Gallega   I will admit a slight apprehension when it comes to baking with yeast; I hate the idea of wasting food and as I do not work enough with yeast based doughs, the fear of creating an inedible offering has prevented me, in the past, from venturing into recipes that call for…

From the Editor

Promise     Definition of promise: “a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified” ~Merriam Webster ~ Recently, I found this promise box, slightly visible, inside of a mixed bag of goodies, at a second hand store; while not interested in the other things I could see, in the bag, the…

Holiday’s

Happy New Year     Wishing you and yours a most Happy of New Years! May 2018 bring you peace, joy, and love.   “Auld Lang Syne” By Robert Burns Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear,…

In Nature

Is this a Winter Wonderland?     I cannot imagine anyone in New England, wanting to take a walk in our winter wonderland, at the moment; the weather is much more frightful than delightful. We had talked about having a campfire for New Years and lighting sparklers; but currently doubt either happening, this year. Not…

Holiday’s

Merry Christmas! “26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are…

Perfect Post Cards

Merry Christmas from Charlie Brown     When I was in grade school, one of my friends showed me how to draw Snoopy; I think I could still pull him off. Between feeling oddly connected to the strip, because I could draw Snoopy and the fact that back in my day, we had fewer choices…