During my time in Antigua, my Spanish school decided to organize a field trip to a macadamia nut farm. We all hopped on a “chicken bus” (which I basically promised JT I would never ever do). Somehow a huge crowd of Guatemalan people surrounded us and one of the Spanish teachers shouted, “Donde esta la … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2016
Is it difficult for you to find peace?
I was listening to a guided meditation from Deepak Chopra this morning. I like to affectionately call him “Uncle Deepak.” His voice is smooth like Bill Withers and sometimes it induces me to fall back asleep. In the meditation, he prompted me to look around the room and notice five new things. All I … Continue reading
Have you ever been labeled “different” or “creative”?
Have you ever been labeled “different” or “creative”? I’m talking about scenarios when those words are used as a back-handed compliment with a negative connotation. A few years ago, I started a new job. I was sitting in the office kitchen with a copy of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” My supervisor asked me, “Why are you reading … Continue reading
Coming hOMe: A Love Letter to Houston
“So did you get a facial in New York? Your face looks brighter,” Jacob remarked as we drank our hipster beers in a gastro-bar in Cuatro Grados Norte. I had to drink a good quality beer and relax while I integrated myself back to Guate City. “No. I’m just so happy and filled with love … Continue reading