Day in the Life

Food is Good

Hello! Since I am finally done teaching summer school, and have about 3 weeks left of summer vacation, I want to get into cooking more and experimenting with recipes. I bought Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook a long time ago but haven’t had the chance (or time) to make anything. Today, I finally used the cookbook! With the help of my sister and husband, we made the “Capon’s Chrissy Burger and Onion Rings” recipe. We added avocado to the mix. If you are a novice cook, I highly recommend Chrissy’s cookbook. It is easy to follow and the recipes are not difficult (they just take time and preparation).

After making this, I realized that I will definitely be looking for a new home with a huge kitchen! However, I also realized that I love making things. I’ll post more attempts later, once I get the hang of it! 🙂

Poems

Con Artist

Sticks and Stones do not break bones,
without words regurgitating from the jugular.
They leech on and coagulate,
impossible to ignore when they start to fester.

Whoever said words don't hurt is a damn liar.
Words can form a scab of shrieks and shrills,
a visceral itch in your guts
a cacophony of pus that oozes from the spine.
They can become bunions on the feet,
Grotesque and repugnant enough to make you puke.

Words can be an unctuous imposter -
Diarrhea of the trap
vocalizing through the rectum
No real substance, just a load of crap.
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Day in the Life

In Lak’ech: A Mayan Precept

In Lak'ech

Tú eres mi otro yo.

You are my other me.

Si te hago daño a ti,

If I do harm to you,

Me hago daño a mi mismo.

I do harm to myself.

Si te amo y respeto,

If I love and respect you,

Me amo y respeto yo.

I love and respect myself.
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- Luis Valdez

Luis Valdez is a Chicano playwright, director, and founder of El Teatro Campesino, located in San Juan Bautista, California. With everything that is happening here in the United States, this poem continues to resonate with me. I wanted to share it with all of you because, when it was shared with me, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. If everyone lived the essence of the poem, the world would be a better place.

In Lak’ ech is a Mayan code that basically says we are all connected to the universe and what we do (whether good or bad) will affect everyone.

Every school year, I try to teach my students empathy – understanding that everyone is different and comes with their own struggles. I just wish everyone in the world had this mindset.