Children Writers

My 11 year old daughter and some fellow classmates recently published some paragraphs in Orion Magazine with the guidance and encouragement of their 4th/5th grade teachers.  I wanted to share a few of them, but by all means check all of them out at Orion Magazine online.  This effort is a great example of the incredible…

You Have A Better One

I recently had the pleasure of engaging in a brief conversation with one of my favorite little friends.  Her name is Charley and she has existed on our great planet for six and one half years.  Her heart has infinite expansion while her intellect seeps into the crevices of wonder and mystery.  I absolutely adore…

Chicken Soup with Mexican Flare

I was craving a hearty bowl of soup on this gorgeous April day.  Soup is the perfect comfort food.  It warms, fills and bursts with aromatic flavor.  My daughter and I browsed through various cook books in search of the winning recipe.  The following recipe was taken from Danielle Walker’s cook book, Against all Grain.…

The Library

The library is the perfect calming and tranquil environment.  I noticed recently while studying at the library, how calm and relaxed my children were while they finished homework and read from the vast selection of books.  My children get excited when I mention we are going to the library.  They demonstrate the same enthusiasm that they…

Sons

sons are like water grand, changing and essential joy and frustration

Beautiful Innocence

I snapped this photo while my daughter was watching TV, in a moment when my heart was caught between noticing what a beautiful girl she is growing up to be and the remnants of childhood innocence.  She is so sweet, qwirky and fun like any tween.  Totally oblivious to the raw world around her, she…

Potato Tacos

I have been making potato tacos for the past 18 years.  They are so simple and satisfying.  My recipe comes from my Mother in Law who lives in the region of Jalisco, Mexico. I use 100% organic ingredients and have modified the cooking process from fried in lard to heated on a griddle with a…

Glorious Guacamole

This is the PERFECT complement to any Super Bowl party!  I honestly do not know any occasion that isn’t elevated when Guacamole is involved. INGREDIENTS 5-6 Ripe Avocados 1 Jalapeño (De-seed and de-vein for less heat)  Add more chilis for more heat. 1 Onion diced 1 Tomato chopped 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced Handful of Cilantro…

Tomatillo Salsa

The perfect addition for any Mexican dish, on baked fish or to just munch on with tortilla chips. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 LBS Tomatillos in husks 2-3 Garlic Cloves Handful of fresh Cilantro 1 De-seeded and De-veined Jalapeño (Feel free to add another jalapeño  or try a different chili like a Serrano or Habanero if you…

Two Of My Favorite Albert Camus Quotes

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay and invincible summer.” “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”