Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Holiday’s

Happy 4th of July Normally, this is a post which I quite enjoy writing, and whether I mark the occasion in “Art” or “Public Square”, or here in “Holiday’s”, it is just a joyful and uncomplicated wish for a Happy 4th of July to you! But this year everything is different.  I could never have…

A View From the Road

Arcadia Round Barn Once upon a time, this round barn, in Oklahoma, was the most photographed landmark, on Rout 66.  I of course had no idea it existed, or was such an iconic piece of Americana, when we happened to pull over, to photograph it, as we traveled, pre-quarantine, on Rout 66.  This is America’s…

Poet’s Corner

Happy Thoughts I miss being okay.Do you rememberwhen we were okay?One moment we were fine,I would not say we were outstandingor even content really,but we were all okay,yes, at the very leastwe were okay;now suddenlynone of us are even okay. The world no longer makes sense,and I am having troubleunderstanding what happened.When exactly was our…

From the Editor

Truncated “If you had known who I am, then you would have known who my Father is. From now on you know him—and have seen him!” ~ John 14: 7~ Many years ago, I took a correspondence course, offered through my denomination; the classes were held, at the church I was a member of.  This…

Nature

Aechmea The Bromeliad with that Pink Flower, not a Pineapple, the other most famous Bromeliad I am still here, though I am having trouble writing about food and plants and especially history, in Public Square.  Can politics be put aside?  I do not know, but regardless of how or why we got here, we are…

Holiday’s

Father’s Day (My Father, Mother, holding my sister Caroline, Joy and me) Regardless of pandemics, financial crises, or social unrest, we do not want to forget to honor our fathers; you still have time to buy a card! I lost my father more than thirty years ago, but it does not mean that I do…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice.~ Andre Malraux ~ Lighthouse and Buildings, Portland HeadbyEdward Hopper I very much appreciate Edward Hopper’s work; thus I have featured so much of it, on these pages. I am actually surprised that I have not shared his rendition…

From the Editor

Evil is not the Answer I would like to write about the bittersweet moment this morning, of going to my container garden, and harvesting Cuban oregano, and tomatoes, to complete the Johnny Marzetti, I am making for dinner. Yes, it was wonderful to reap such abundance; but it made me sad to pick the tomatoes,…

A View From the Road

A Pick-Me-Up From Wyoming     Driving west on the I 70, we are cautioned to buckle up, as we accelerate our speed to 80 miles an hour!  Of course, this is a speed limit mandated to bring a smile to Kate’s face; and oddly, a sit back and enjoy the view, look to mine. …

Nature

Gardening Through Quarantine (My first keiki {baby orchid} in Maine, and it bloomed!) There is so much in our lives, which at the moment can feel frivolous; but I do not think gardening falls into that category. I garden for many reasons, including because I enjoy the process of planting seeds or cuttings, and watching…