One of the most satisfying, though not necessarily exciting things, for me is traveling to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar customs and food (always the food) and creating a routine for myself. As I type this, my host is having her daily siesta and I hear conversation flowing from the windows of nearby apartments. My… Read More Ramblings under the Spanish Sun
I had the best fried chicken* of my life last night.
It wasn’t just good, it was “let’s pause this conversation and take a moment of silence to bless the chef and this yard bird that gave its life in order to shake my very foundations with a culinary orgasm the likes of which I’d never felt before.” Seriously.… Read More Taste This.
The food is nothing to write home about but Arca de Noé (660 Avenida 23) can have my babies any day of the week. One of the simplest ways this dulceria got my heart? – they have their prices listed in both local pesos and CUC’s. No guess work. No wondering if you’re getting the “special tourist price.” Plus amazeballs desserts.… Read More Cuba on the Fly
Take and share and give and love and gobble up every delicious piece of opportunity that presents itself because at the end of the day, it might be the end of your days.… Read More The Escape of Carpe Diem
A well-meaning friend and trusted Virgo said I needed to see the world beyond my lesbian feminist bookstore. And so, off to RT I went.
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I LOVE action movies. And superhero movies are my favorite kind. Whenever a new Marvel/DC/Whoever movie comes out, I practically run to the theater to throw my money at the cashier kids wisely protected behind the plexi-glass. Granted, unless a movie is about one of my tried and true favorites –Storm, Wonder Woman, Vampirella… Read More All the Superheroes I’ve Loved Before
Seven days on an island with nothing to do but write, go swimming, hunt for mangoes, and did I mention WRITE? My procrastination game is strong so I need this tree hut like Prince Rogers Nelson needed purple. Or was it the other way around?… Read More Writer’s Retreat: The Extreme Edition