Cristina Jill Mosqueda

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Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park     “Courage on Trail” Nat H. Youngblood   “The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that presents the story of Western Pennsylvania’s essential role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the…

Food

Spicy Cranberry – Orange Relish     So many of the foods that we gather to enjoy together, on Thanksgiving, must be prepared either the day of our dinner or the night before, to be at their optimal; however, that is not true with this delicious spicy cranberry-orange relish, which can be cooked head of…

Perfect Postcards

Writing Home     I imagine that writing home is no longer a group activity for our men and women, in the armed services; but I feel certain that this post card, from World War I captures one of most important moments in these men’s lives.  The black and white picture feels a bit sorrowful…

A View From the Road

Picture Perfect     Driving along the coast, in Massachusetts, I happened to spot this man, standing on the rocks; positioning himself to take the perfect picture – of course, to me he was picture perfect!

From the Editor

Maybe Change Has Come     “Don’t know if you have power yet….I don’t . . . but the church does. We’re open if you and Kate need it at all and…we have a shower!!! :)” ~ My Pastor~ As I made my way into my bedroom to get ready to shower and go to…

Favorite Books

Sitting By My Bedside “One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.” ~ Mary B. W. Tabor ~ What are you reading?  Are you looking for your next great read?  Here is a look at what is sitting by my bedside, and which I am pleased to recommend. Let me know what…

Food

Baked Apples With Apple Cider Carmel Sauce And Whipped Cream     Have you ever thought about the fact that we have an emotional attachment to foods that directly correlates to when it is harvested? For example, in the spring, especially for Easter dinner we think of eating tender asparagus, just like the 4th of…

In the Wild!

The Fox     Last month, I shared my neighbor, Lois Robertshaw’s photograph of an eagle in her backyard, that then flew into ours.  This month, I want to show you our mutually shared fox! We have all spotted him; he has been coming around for awhile, but this is the first picture I have…

In Nature

Cotton     I spent my freshman and sophomore years of high school in Delano, California; where oddly for only living there two years, we managed to live in two different homes. When I walked to school from the first house, which was on the “right side of the tracks”, I passed a large field…

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Winnie-the-Pooh and His Friends At The New York Public Library     “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together . . . there is something you must always remember.  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  But the most important thing is even if we…