Birthdays

When the day finally arrived the preparation of the table was the most important thing. Aunts , grandmothers, neighbors and friends all had a part in it. Somebody had already rolled out and ironed the nice table cloth, then they would start placing trays of docinhos all around the table with handmade decor that had…

Dog from heaven

I had been driving around all day with her, searching for the meaning of death. Or to be more precise, driving around with her ashes in a box. The lady from the vet’s office called early this morning with a voice of mushy apple (if apples could talk). A voice that’s sweet but is past…

For every YES a hundred NOS

Holidays are here at the same time that the end of the tax year is here, projects, and trips are here. It seems like there’s a lot going on, right? When I started my business about 7 years ago and set my career goals during a foggy time in my life I knew what I…

Meditation on the go

The blueish orange sky was sitting in front of my windshield, the remaining light still hanging there as an invitation to enjoy the last hour or minutes of the day. Driving to and from these little towns where I live don’t take more than twenty to thirty minutes, and that’s a meditation time always. In…

This wild world

Are you afraid of cheetahs? I asked my brother. Before he could answer, the pickup truck took off in the dark night, moving fast over a bumpy, rocky dirt road. We started rolling around over two or three suitcases that were on the back of the truck. I was trying to forget the many facts in…