Quotation Saturday: Springtime

Mamacita says: Yesterday WAS the first day of spring, you know, not to be confused with the first spring day, which, as Henry Van Dyke tells us, can differ by as great as a month. The weather here in southern … Continue reading

The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Not In Our Stars, But In Ourselves…. – Caesar

Mamacita quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me?  I hear a tongue shriller than all the music Cry “Caesar!” Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear. Soothsayer: Beware … Continue reading

Cupid & Psyche & the Mother-in-Law From Hell

I’ve been blogging for almost eleven years, and every Valentine’s Day, I like to re-tell the story of Cupid and Psyche to the Blogosphere. Why?  Because it’s one of my favorite myths.  I love this story.  I’d post more pictures … Continue reading

Basic Elevator Etiquette for Dummies

Mamacita says:  Elevator etiquette ain’t rocket science, you know.  No kind of etiquette is rocket science.  Etiquette is simple.  Simple basic good manners.  That’s all.  And simple as that may be, it’s too much for an awful lot of people … Continue reading

My Mother: A Love Story

Mamacita says:  My mother is 83 years old. I call her every day, and invite her to dinner at least twice a week; she takes the leftovers home and has them for lunch the next day. I always call her … Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Peaceful Warrior

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. — Martin Luther King, Jr. Mamacita says:  Why is this day a holiday in most communities? (This community has only … Continue reading