Cristina Jill Mosqueda

Action

  A Voice for the Moderates “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for sums up the Law and the Prophets.” ~ Matthew 7:12 ~ I am a middle child.  I do not think that is why I am a moderate, though I do fall in between two…

Nature

The Hawaiian Room Bear with me; this post does belong in Nature, I promise. Before going to visit my Aunt Helen, in Florida, I had not heard the term “Florida Room”.  It is another way of saying solarium, sun room or sun porch; the idea of an additional living space, which helps to bring the…

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An Illions Carousel I am not brave, especially when I am alone.  But as I have gotten older, I have occasionally become bolder; which is how I was able to photograph this Illions Carousel. I happened to be walking through Congress Park, when I spotted the carousel just as the workers were preparing to open…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Frankfurt Station  by John Moore   This is an oil on canvas, but to me it does not look like a painting; rather some sort of three dimensional art.  I am not entirely sure why…

From the Editor

My Fran Mrs. Frances Hines I thought that I was finished writing obituaries.  In the last ten years, I have lost too many people and had decided to stop writing about those losses; but this is different, Fran was different. Fran lived a very full life, and most people would say a long enough life,…

Holiday’s

Happy New Year My very lovely friend, Joan Williams, sent me a New Year’s Card, which contained the poem below. I thought I would share it with you, as a way to wish you a Happy New Year. Also, I know for most of us, bidding farewell to 2020 is quite welcomed; but I think…

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Strawbery Banke Have you been wishing for things to go back to the way they were?  I think for most of us, we are only hoping for the world we knew last year. But Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an outdoor interactive museum, which takes you back a little further. Below are a…

The Dialogue

Gifts   My sister shared a conversation with me, where she told her daughter to be suspicious of why people give gifts.  As I listened to her speak; I thought about my Mother. My first reaction to my sister’s words was that we were not raised by the same Mother; which of course we were. …

Nature

Winter Has Arrived     Regardless of how we may all be feeling, I think we can still appreciate the beauty of a snow covered world, especially on the first day of winter.     I have ventured out, into the backyard, to capture a bit of this winter wonderland. The river behind the house appears…