Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Public Square

Thomas Wolfe House   “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are…

Holiday’s

Columbus Day It is my understanding that this statue of Christopher Columbus, in Columbus, Ohio,  has been removed; I am so glad I took the time to photograph it, when I did.  The monument has fallen prey, like so many cultural elements in our history, to a mob rule, which seeks to rewrite the past,…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Grey Weather, Morning with Figures, Eragny by Camille Pissarro I do not see the grey morning; rather I am drawn to the golden fields, bordered by wild flowers, and the harvest.  I see hope…

Poet’s Corner

Possibilities There are so many ways This could go What it might become I have to wonder Which path will be taken Either way I know There will be consequences You do not seem to mind Neither do I But I do not believe That all choices are equal I suppose We will know more…

From the Editor

Higginsville “It is not that we are old, we are just not young anymore.” The words are not mine, and I am afraid I may not have quoted them correctly.  I heard them, on the original Magnum P.I., spoken by Tom Selleck’s character, and thought about how true they rang. Magnum P.I., the original series,…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ At the Foot of the Cross by Robert Scott Duncanson I know she projects a deep melancholy; but I also find her beautiful and at the moment, she speaks to me. For many all…

Holiday’s

  Happy Fall!     Putting up this year’s autumn village was a bit bitter sweet.  My great-niece, who so loves to make “adjustments” to the village, has moved away, and most likely will not have an opportunity to see this year’s offering. But today fall has begun; the trees are most definitely beginning to…

Holiday’s

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 18th and ends at nightfall on September 20th, 2020.  The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shofar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on Him…

Poet’s Corner

Summer is Almost Over It is not the calendar which alerts me that summer is almost over; nor has an anxious neighbor put out an autumn display of scarecrows, bales of hay, and deep orange pumpkins; I do not think they would dare quite yet. Rather it is the laughing children on bicycles, the parents…

Remembering Nine-Eleven

South Carolina’s First Responder MemorialRemembering the Heroes of 9-11     It is hard to believe that nineteen years have passed since the attacks of September 11th, on our nation. We remember and vow never to forget; as do so many communities across our nation. On our journey’s we have made it a point to…