Diva. Lawyer. DivaEsq.

Diva. Lawyer. DivaEsq.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I'm With Her!

My blog post today is super easy.  I really just want to say one word:


People have fought and even died for your right to vote.  Don't let their struggle go in vain!


Monday, November 7, 2016

November Blogging Challenge

Sometimes you need a little push.   A little bit of an umpf to get up off you a$$ and get things done. 

Even if it's something you really want to do, or something you really love, or something you miss doing.

Kinda like fitting a workout in your hectic schedule.  You do want to lose the wieght.  Or be fit and trim but you can't get yourself to do it.  

That's how I've been with blogging.  I just can never fit it into my jammed up schedule. 

And people ask me all the time.  They urge me to keep writing.  And so I took up the challenge for the month of November.  I pledge to blog a #postday for the month of November.  Beyond that I don't make any promises!  Beyond that I like to blog about once a week, or 3 times a month.  I think that is more than enuf!  But for November, it'll be a #postaday.  So here goes...

What can you expect in my blog?   In a word: CLASHES.

I usually have a few favorite topics that involve many CLASHES.  For instance, I talk about

Saturday, November 5, 2016

I Look Like Obama!

photo: dr1.com
couple comes in to sign the divorce papers. he's dominican and she's puerto rican 

happiest couple u ever did see BTW so he jokes around and says: how soon can i get married again cuz im a good looking guy.... after all i look like OBAMA.

wife is just nodding her head. so i say: soon as the divorce goes thru.

so i keep filling out the paperwork. finally we get to the last one that is just statistical info. like: where were u born. where do u live? and the age old question: RACE.

so i zip thru the categories and say: ru white or black. [hispanic is not an option] so i dont wait for an answer and answer for him... black, right?

and he practically jumps up from his seat: "NO."

me: huh? dude u just said u look like OBAMA!

he's like: "but- im DOMINICAN."

me: yeah- so in DR- okay- ur not black. but here... wellllll --- its a different story. :)

LOL i wrote in HISPANIC of course. smh!

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Friday, November 4, 2016


all this reminds me also of a funny story i think ull like: plays out like a sitcom.

so an old latina woman walks into the office and says, "ayudame que tengo un problema legal."

si senora sientase. i can help u. cuentame.

she is distraught. she explains that she must change the ownership of her house that she owns jointly with her granddaughter. but she loves her granddaughter very much, thats why she put her name on the deed in the first place. PERO.....

Thursday, November 3, 2016

In Response to Alicia Keys "Do you" #nomakeup Movement

If anything identifies us more than race I dare say it's our hair.

Especially since we can cut it, crimp it, dye it and make it look so many different ways!

Make up is one thing, but hair?  That's more personal.

But if you are on the Alicia Keys #nomakeup kick, that's fine but, you still have to deal with your hair!   Although it looks like Alicia Keys is giving up on that too? 

Alicia Keys explains her #nomakeup movement in her Lenny Letter.  She says: 

I don't want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.

Alicia Keys also tweeted to respond to her #nomakeup kick:

Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you! 😘😘

My response to Alicia Keys and the #nomakeup madness is:

I understand wanting a 'fresh face' because you're 'naturally beautiful', 'born beautiful', you

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Not Just Black and White

Photo: latinovations.com
Latinos don't see things in Black and White. 

How can we?  we come in all different shades and colors.

Check out these stories touching the complex but all-too-common-for-us, topic of RACE.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I Can't SEE you! What'd you say?

Light, sound, the wind and the stars. I can see the stars. I can hear the wind.  But can we HEAR the stars and SEE the wind?

Who has seen the wind? 
Neither I nor you: 
But when the leaves hang trembling, 
The wind is passing through. 

Who has seen the wind? 
Neither you nor I: 
But when the trees bow down their heads, 
The wind is passing by.

by Christina Rossetti

Well, up til now this idea of "seeing" the wind or hearing the stars was just a poem.  But now astrophysicists ARE actually HEARING the stars.

It all happened with one person's struggle to become a scientist.  Specifically an astrophysicist.  While Wanda Diaz Merced was studying, she was afflicted with an illness that left her blind.  Somehow this was not 'seen' as an obstacle to

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cleaning and Dancing

Next on my list of decluttering is my  (dusty) collection of CDs.  Since now everything is downloaded! So I begin the process but my daughter has other plans!  

She wants to listen to all the CDs before deciding whether to throw them out or not!  And of course dance and sing to them as well!  So much for decluttering!!!  Well, one thing is clear!  I guess we're keeping the Michael Jackson CD!  Rock on!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Talking Race in America at Yale University

Just had lunch with the two college --
bounders and my son was super excited.  They took 2 classes. The first class they took together. My kids!  They warm my heart. The class was called RACE IN AMERICA. Wow.

So this is what happened....

Teacher: write down the name of the class only if your parents aren't sensitive.

Papito: in that case....  Give me a pen --- AND A HIGHLIGHTER!

Name of class: what's it like to be a nigger in america.

Wow.  I mean wow!  Bring it!

Read part 2....

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Review of Symphony Tools for Social Media Management

My Review of Symphony Tools for Social Media Management:

I've been using Symphony Tools to manage my social media accounts and I really like it. It's perfect for scheduling and automating sharing my blog to Facebook and twitter. Give it a try.


But I Love Rocky!

Don't get me wrong- I LOVE ROCKY!  But what Alan Yang said in his acceptance speech at the Emmys was dead on!  

And don't call it "anti- italian american"! or anything of the sort. That is not what Alan Yang said.  That is what the media said.  The media wanting to create cultural dissonance where there is none.

What Alan Yang really said was

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fire! Fuego!

Papito is in Spanish Class now.  I threatened him that if he gets less than an A, we will be run out of town!  So I stay on top of things.  

"Papito, what did you learn today?"

"We got our first list of Spanish words"

"Great Papito!  Any new or

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