Mariíta

Note: The accent mark on the second “i” separates the two short sounding vowels and is pronounced Mari-ita. Mariíta was a small, frail, and very poor woman who lived in Medellin, Colombia. Even her name, the diminutive form for the Spanish name Maria, described her smallness. My paternal grandmother had taken Mariíta, her neighbor, under her wing. She would bring her food and keep her … Continue reading Mariíta

A Lotus Flower for Boston

Dear Friends, Such sadness surrounds us today after the tragedy in Boston. I wanted to share these beautiful pictures of Lotus flowers that my husband photographed in Vietnam. The Lotus flower has alway fascinated mankind. The beautiful flower grows in muddy waters. The flower opens up in the mornings and closes up at night. And because of this cycle of “rebirth” the Lotus flower has … Continue reading A Lotus Flower for Boston

Maya, the Center of the Family Universe & the Center of the Family Board Game

To say that our dog, Maya, has become the center of our family universe is an understatement. We gravitate around her and surround her with love 99.99% of the time. She is a “love bug” who looks to be part of everything possible. And if for some reason, you are distracted, or not paying proper attention to her, or focused on something else, like a … Continue reading Maya, the Center of the Family Universe & the Center of the Family Board Game