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A Movie, The Beach, and a Friend

I am early for a screening so I park and walk. I'm on Ocean Blvd. in Santa Monica, an area I do...read more

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Lidia 1 year ago

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An Escape

It's Labor Day weekend and I decide that it's the perfect time for Baby Bright (my new Toyota P...read more

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Lidia 1 year ago

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Bond Be Gone

He had been with me longer than I ever expected. With him I shared so many indescribably incred...read more

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Lidia 1 year ago

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A Visit of Sorts

Today is a day of celebration... or so says the Catholic religion.  It's the Sunday after ...read more

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Lidia 1 year ago

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Latina's Travel Diary: Family At Last!

Surprisingly, after an almost 12-hour direct flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sao Paulo and 10 ...read more

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Lidia 1 year ago

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Operation Santa!

Operation Santa Nineteen years ago on Christmas Eve I was getting into a very red dress...read more

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Lidia 1 year ago

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I Googled Him...

I googled him... Not because I was wary of his background or in search of discovering s...read more

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Lidia 2 years ago

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I'm Sorry Dad

up on the right hand corner of my screen.  I am not so fast to dismiss the notification --or t...read more

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Lidia 2 years ago

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Painting My Life Anew

"She's dead." My first thought:  I know, I'm going to the wake. And then....  It's an international call.  The voice is of my mother's caregiver.  A sound I didn't think I had in me slowly gurgled from my gut, squeezed itself past my now compressed chest and manifested itself in a groan that I wasn't quite sure had actually come out. A quick glance toward my car's passenger worried look, as I make a U-turn towards home, tells me that it had.  A substantial part of me died that morning. ...read more

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Lidia 2 years ago

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Parisian Memories

  It started simply enough, with a phone call to Pére Lachaise, with a friend on ...read more

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Lidia 2 years ago

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Happiness, I Oblige

Originally published same time last year on Latino Magazine I find that, as I approach another birthday, I am pretty much where I was then.  Not necessarily a bad thing...   I am approaching yet another birthday.  No doubt an unavoidable event.  It is not a milestone birthday so hence, I choose to free it of a full-on analysis of where I am in life and where I am heading, if granted the time. However, I find that I am repeatedly asking myself the question of "How do I feel?" Seems that I have not exactly freed the celebration of...read more

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Lidia 2 years ago