A Mother’s Gift

We met Julia’s mother again and the entire family last evening at another restaurant closer to where they live. Everyone was present this time including Julia’s brother, Walter, that did not come last Tuesday because he was working. The family says that Walter looks the most like their father, Carlos. He doesn’t look like Julia…

Last Roses of Summer

Most people are sad to see summer days end. This year is bittersweet for me. Although the weather remains hot here in Texas and summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, the last of August still marks summer’s finish. Young people are returning to school and the routine that will dictate their lives for the next…

Remembering Mothers

Pontormo’s “Visitation,” –famous mothers, Mary and Elizabeth I wrote this in honor of my mother and mother-in-law. 

‘Love You Forever’

I never could identify with the person who doesn’t enjoy a catnap in the middle of the day every now and then. It is a rare privilege in the hectic schedule of life to lie down in the afternoon and close my eyes for few minutes, but I relish the opportunity if it comes. It refreshes…