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La Vida de Caridad: Hollywood Observations

Saturday night.  Hollywood Boulevard crawls with tourists and locals. Cameras flash at Madame Tussauds - faux celebrities are almost the real thing, right? Pass by Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, compare your footprints with them – celebrities who walked on the air of fame past and present.  How do your hands compare against theirs?  How do your feet?  If they match, is your joy because you are almost like them or that you see that they are more like us – who exist on the fringe of red Read more [...]

Like Cups of Coffee: The Art of Rejection

If you followed my twitter the other day, you would know that I had back-to-back (practically!) rejection letters from two publications (technically it was three rejections - two poems, 1 prose piece).  For the most part, they were good rejection letters (yes, there is such a thing as a good rejection).  But having received a double dose of it today in the great game of "getting published", I thought I'd take a moment to talk about the art of rejection. If the bitterness of rejection is Read more [...]