Winter Favorites (2019)

Only things that spark joy are allowed on this list!

Xicum

"You speak Spanish like you're stupid."  Little did I know at the time that I did not, in fact, speak Spanish like I was stupid. The difference between my Spanish and theirs was in the dialect. My family is from Yucatán, Mexico and a good portion of its population are of Mayan descent and strive to keep their customs alive and well even in contemporary settings.

Shower Magic

Do you shower before bed or when you wake up? 
Most people fall into one of those two categories for their own reasons. And, to be perfectly honest, I have bounced between the two throughout my life for several reasons. 

There is no right or wrong option, because what works for one person might not work for another. 

But, there may be a key reason to shower at night for the sake of mental health.

The Butcher

I could never understand how someone could look into the eyes of a dog and not find the true meaning of love and compassion. I could never understand how their little happy pants and excited yips don’t cause the weights your heart constantly carries to lift, and I could never understand how the sadness in … Continue reading The Butcher