The Jeweler’s Daughter

There once was a newcomer that needed to make a living and provide for his family, his culture as do many dictate this responsibility to the male.  The jeweler began waiting tables in an Asian restaurant back in the 1960s making ends meet for his young family while exploring creative ways to sustain in a new land.  Later on moving to another part of the promise land and working in assembly lines while availing himself into small business opportunities due to diligence and determination beginning as a door-to-door jeweler  on his journey to La Llave de Oro. More

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Let go, let love

We often wonder, each and every one of us, which is better, to be with someone or to be alone; but, that is the question. Now, reality will have us thinking that we need to be part of a duo, but in our hearts, the only way a duo will work is if we are able to be a solo…ironic no?  We long to be with someone, yet we yearn for independence, this is the way it goes. More

One Pot Love: Soup

It does not have to be chilly for me to enjoy soup.  In fact, most days, I prefer to have a cup of hot, fragrant and savory soup because of the feeling of home that comes with the consumption of this one pot meal.  As a child, the primary soup in my life was, as for many, sopa de pollo.  I learned to make chicken soup by watching my grandmother in the kitchen, making the broth and chopping the onions, garlic, carrots, and parsley; adding salt and pepper to taste and experiencing joy when the process was complete and the ladle met my bowl. More

Forgiveness

There are so many things that happen in our lives that make us feel as though we may have been able to do them differently.  Forgiveness is among the elite in this list of areas that we might change.  At times, we are presented with a challenge that perpetuates a decision that we allow to make us feel inadequate, careless, or simply dim.

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