I went to the park yesterday with Marlene, her dog Davey, and my schnauzer Abby. It was a hot Miami day but we sat under the shadow of a large tree which kept us cool. We had a picnic and talked as the dogs barked at every dog or small human that passed by. It … Continue reading Park Day
#1 - Ask the right questions. So many of us have made the mistake of asking people whether they believe in climate change. Instead of asking people if they believe the facts, we need to start creating progressive conversations by asking, "what do you think our society should do about climate change?" Ask questions like … Continue reading 5 Lifestyle Changes That Will Help The Environment
Ariana Grande, international pop star whose hits include Problem and Side to Side. She told Mirror in an interview: I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier … Continue reading 15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Most people would probably be embarrassed to admit that they don't know much about faiths other than their own, which is OK because most people didn't major in Theology and most people aren't religious scholars. However, with the current political climate and with hate crimes on the rise, ignorance about faiths, beliefs, and cultures different … Continue reading What Every Non-Muslim Should Know About Islam
I've come to realize that there are a few misconceptions surrounding the geography and lexicon used to describe the people who descend from/live in Spanish-speaking countries. These are a few misconceptions I've heard people have over the years. Being from a Spanish-speaking country does not make a person "Spanish." Spanish is a language and a nationality, so if you … Continue reading Are Spaniards Hispanic?
Hi! It's been a few month's since my last "monthly favorites" blog post and since I experienced so many wonderful things in the month of May, I wanted to share some of my favorites of the month with you. Book The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman This book was a random find that I … Continue reading May Favorites
I just returned from a Memorial Day weekend trip to New York, which, like Miami, is vastly different from the New York I met six years ago (due to, in large part, gentrification). I'd planned the trip to New York with my friends, Grace and Brigitte, to celebrate our friend Claudia's recent 24th birthday. In planning our … Continue reading A Murphy’s Law Anecdote From My Trip to New York City