is an ...

* unabashed snark * writer * yogi * unrepentent grasshopper * happy hour devotee * photographer * flip-flop maven * sherry fiend * queen of plan B´s *

& has written ...

Stealing Fatima's Hand

"Locals claim that the choicest clementines, those bestowed with the much desired Maroc diamond-label, are exported to foreign tables, leaving Moroccans with the dregs. But oh such dregs! To my uncultured palate, the Mahgrebi homebodies are just as sweet and just as juicy as their jet setting compatriots. In fact, ours have something better than those little black labels: stems and leaves ― an umbilical cord if you will, linking my Christmases past and present, a cycle which begins in my adopted home and finds fruition in the place of my birth."

& has almost written ...

The Asparagus Field

  • "It was the insistent hammering, desperate fists splintering weathered wood, which brought Josefina Diego Ruiz to the door at that hour, an unhallowed hour when no respectable or, at least sensible, person is anywhere save for in the comfort of a warm bed."