To Our Lady of the Glass Smooth Hair.

It’s all my fault. It won’t be easy for my cousin Tammy to find a new Dominican beauty salon. The women at DeBrianalys’s Salon de Belleza knew Tammy likes her hair blown straight with no flip at the ends, and they never gave her the stink-eye to her face. The dominicanas just ignored that Tammy […]

Post-Sandy musings: Keeping the peace.

My husband B and I are without electricity, but a lot of time, during these post-hurricane days. It’s been an opportunity to expand his Spanish vocabulary. Today’s word was the noun pala, which means shovel, but also means having an “in”, pull, or connections.  I used it in a sentence to help him understand. “The […]