Terrifying last minute of our life

Saturday, August 3rd, massacre in El Paso kills 20. Sunday, August 4th, shooting in Dayton kills 10. Tuesday, August 6th, 9:30 pm we wiggled our way out of our last Broadway musical. 9:31 Walked by an inviting restaurant. 9:32 I suggested to her to stop for dinner. She refused and said she preferred to go…

Come fly away with me!

Five months from now we will be heading to Rio de Janeiro leading our first group of travelers for ten days. This idea has been living in my mind for a while, and finally Jeff and I put the plan to work and we will make it grow from now on. We believe traveling is…

Is your designer a good match for you?

It’s all about energy! Meeting, talking, designing with attention to the rational part of the project. What fits the budget, what the homeowner needs and wants, how this house’s new layout will work, educating clients about space functionality, and sometimes even fighting their preconceived ideas of what they think is right for the space. But…

Learning to fly

The act of learning how to fly tells more about our courage to try than our ability to fly.

When plans don’t go as planned.

What to do when the unexpected takes over giving us a small window of time to make decisions? Isn’t that just a chance to be creative? Isn’t it a chance to prove to ourselves that we can find ways to solve problems even if when we didn’t know we could? Even pushing us to communicate…

That’s all I have

I went outside and screamed to them “This is all the light I have!” They were working there in the dark and under freezing temperatures, raking and blowing the leaves around the house, trying to get everything cleaned up before this week’s leaf pick-up truck. They had been cleaning the garden for the last three…

Mismatching socks

As soon as I walked into the medical office two other guys walked in front of me, they were talking fast, in a hurry, and seemed like the nurse was expecting them, so I let them go first as I stood there watching. They told the nurse the two other brothers were bringing the baby…

Who are we?

  Constant comparison between this and that, one and the other, here and there, this size and that size, define all conclusions about every thought. That friday night we went to the same restaurant we enjoy going almost every weekend. The rooms were full, the waitresses busy, and sooner than later we had our appetizer…

Business man

  “Quanto custa?” I asked the little boy, and he answered me in a perfect English: ” It’s a donation, you pay as much as you want”. He had entered the restaurant where we were sitting and waiting for our fiends to arrive. It was one of those small places, half eating area and half…

Dutch girl

We had been walking around for a while going in and out of different houses, either to eat, or to see things while alternating with the entertainment on the streets.¬†Noise, music, food, drinks, people of all ages celebrating a medieval¬† party. This one art gallery had many faces staring at me, some in very colorful…

By the train tracks

We had gone on that dirt road too many times. Like a movie that you have watched over and over to the point where you know every dialogue, I knew each house, each tree and bush. To the right of the road was a row of tiny houses and their tiny backyards where kids played…

The tortilla lady

There she was standing on her 2′ radius, rotating between the bowl of dough, the press machine, and the grill where she would finalize her work by putting all of the grilled tortillas in a basket covered with a white and green checkered napkin. She worked fast and pretended that nobody watched her. I watched…