Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 17, 2022, or: Remembering Mom on Her 94th Birthday


Today – Monday, October 17, 2022 – would have been my mother’s 94th birthday. For me, this date has been bittersweet for quite some time. Sure, it is a sadder occasion now because Mom died on July 19 – a Sunday – of 2015, less than three months before her 87th birthday. But even duringContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 17, 2022, or: Remembering Mom on Her 94th Birthday”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, February 17, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Sad Memories


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning/early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, February 17, 2022. It is a balmy “winter” day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 75% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, February 17, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Sad Memories”

Memoria Mater: Mother’s Day 2020 (and Other Pieces of My Mind)


Yesterday was Mother’s Day, the fifth occurrence of the celebration honoring mothers, motherhood, and the bonds between mothers and their children since my mom, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, died, Needless to say, it was a difficult day for me; I was close to my mother, who passed away on July 19, 2015 at the age of 86Continue reading “Memoria Mater: Mother’s Day 2020 (and Other Pieces of My Mind)”