Mango’s Reflections

I was eating a mango that I hadn’t tasted since many years. The last time I did, I was on top of a mango tree and caught it myself. Many sweet and adventurous memories crossed my mind of days spent with friends, and some of them are still part of my life. These memories made […]

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The Jury is Out: Am I a Professional Writer?

Today I read a post named ‘The Infamous question of Why’, written by blogger Mark Halon at ‘Making you think’. I became immediately interested in his way of thinking; besides being a reflective post, it is very instructive too, for those who forgot why the sky is blue! Worth reading it. ‘WHY’; it happens to be […]

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Self-Prescribed Truth Serum

The Daily Prompt of September 30th posed this challenge: You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask? I read a few posts in reply to the Daily Prompt and Estelea’s blog wrote the one, which I enjoyed […]

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Brevity Beats History…

…And that happened in January 2014, during a guided tour to the ‘Teatro Amazonas’ in Manaus, Brazil as I visited the Opera House together with my husband, my sister and her 6 years old granddaughter. We listened to the theater’s history and the founder’s biography; “Flush with cash due to the thriving rubber export business, Brazil’s plantation barons were looking for conspicuous ways […]

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Litmus, Litmus on the Wall: Could you read my blog?

I went shopping for ideas at today’s daily prompt and found this one: Litmus, Litmus on the Wall If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer […]

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