Pulitzer Prize Winner: Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Installment three of the Pulitzer Prize Project! Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos won the prize in 1990, making him the first Hispanic author to win the prize. The book is full of Spanglish, vivid images of Cuba and beautiful rhythms in prose. “… songs written to take the listeners back to…

Both Girl from the ‘Burbs And Proud Chicken Mama

Today is a very important day! After about a year of reading and research, thinking and planning, I finally have little baby chicks warming themselves by the heat lamp, this very moment. This is a huge step to making my backyard urban farm a reality, and I am so excited for this new journey. First,…

Both City Mouse and Country Mouse

Nature is my happy place. Being outside is an immediate cure for stress, worry and irritation. When I talk to my Mom on the phone, she can tell if I’m outside because she says I sound “lighter.” It’s true. I have always been that way. I feel more grounded when I am outside, whether I…