misbehaviors Tag

Turning Tides

This morning as I stepped off my font porch I felt my hair get caught on something. Before I'd even turned my head I already knew what it was. For the past two days there has been a spider hanging out in that spot and its web had been getting bigger and bigger. Last night I had to duck when I passed it but today, in my hurry, I forgot to do so. As I...

Land of the Fearful

I see it now. I get it. And I agree. The ban. The wall. It all makes sense.   My daughter came home yesterday complaining about rumors that her school's annual 8th grade field trip to the Holocaust Museum had been cancelled. When I asked why, she said that apparently some students from her school had been disrespectful on previous trips to the museum and her principal didn’t want to run the risk of having students from...

Uncommon Courtesy

A couple of days ago I found myself (as I do pretty much every day of my life) on the highway. I hadn't bothered to check my GPS for traffic before getting on, but since I was early to my appointment, I didn't mind it too much when I came over a hill to discover a seemingly endless line of brake lights. It was stop-and-go for what felt like five miles but was probably closer to just half...

You and I

One week ago, I woke up feeling great. Proud, hopeful, safe. Ready to take on the world.   By the end of the day, however, those feelings had crumbled to dust, and over the past seven days I have felt as if I'm in some kind of alternate universe. Everything looks distorted. Up is down, down is up, and nothing makes sense.   Now, I've never been one to stay down in the dumps for very long--I've gotten pretty good at...

Marks from the Past

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by my Tío Toñito's house. After 37 years, he has finally decided to sell his home--the one in which I lived between the ages of 5 and 11. I have so many memories of that place! The backyard, our pets, going for walks through the neighborhood, drawing in my bedroom, watching TV with him in the living room...