AnnaLisa’s Angels

ANNALISA’S ANGELS        Someone once said, “You are where you’re supposed to be.” More specifically, it was Annalisa’s father who said that each time she complained about not wanting to be somewhere she didn’t want to go. That was life in the Martinez family. Papi was the big daddy, and if he said the sky […]

Taking A Ride

Taking A Ride June 12th, 2006 — Taking A Ride            I’ve never really observed any one on the bus in my many travels into Manhattan. The minute I get on the bus, I find a seat somewhere in the middle, park my self on the aisle seat and turn on my music. I can’t always read […]

The Last Gift

                                          The Last Gift July 13th, 2006 — The Last Gift                 “The results have not changed Candace. We had hoped that with these latest treatments that something would change but it hasn’t. I’m afraid I don’t have anything else to tell you.” He spoke the words unable to look her in her eyes. Candace […]

Coming Home

Coming Home June 15th, 2006 — Coming Home            There is nothing great about coming home for a funeral. Funerals are meant to be sad, not uplifting, but in my family, funerals have quite the opposite effect. In my family, every time someone dies, it is expected that aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters, distant members of the […]

Foot In Mouth

Foot In Mouth June 15th, 2006 — Foot in Mouth                  “You do remember how important tonight is, correct Edgar?” Elaine uttered as if going through a check list with her secretary rather than speaking with her soon-to-be-husband.       “Tonight you will be meeting my parents for the first time and they are still very unhappy about my […]

Here’s To You Mrs. A

           Here’s To You Mrs. A June 15th, 2006 Here’s To You Mrs. Angelero               Mrs. Angelero was a tall lanky woman whose beauty was concealed by the thick eyeglasses she wore. Her raspy voice could make her students stand still in fear or feel safe and comforted. It all depended on what they were […]