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Got your mask on?
Halloween has never been a meaningful event for me. In Bolivia, my native country, there was no such thing. But in my efforts to embrace the American culture, I joined the tradition. My three little boys dashed out wearing their ugly masks, hunting for candy from house to house.…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 31, 2007 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 30, 2007 at 5:53pm — No Comments
Yes, it's almost Halloween, and since I don't celebrate it, I thought I'd share with you a different treat--the writing from a dear friend. She's awesome! And goodness; she's my right hand...and often she's my eyes too!
Don’t move now!…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 27, 2007 at 6:43am — No Comments
Hey…we’re never too old to play that silly game, or pluck each pedal from the flower!…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 24, 2007 at 6:25am — No Comments
Maybe my granddaughter inherited my genes: always trying to have fun, causing a little trouble, and getting some action going.
But at her age - one-day old - could she have already…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 22, 2007 at 7:50am — No Comments
All right, all right, I admit it. When I’d hear grandparent’s shamelessly swank, brag endlessly and boast about their grandbabies, I questioned their sanity--they surely must be exaggerating, right?…
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 18, 2007 at 5:52pm — No Comments
Friday afternoon, with heart thumping and hands shaking, I dialed 911. As I related the information to the dispatcher telling her of the details of my mom’s condition—vomiting violently, weak, and dizzy, and disoriented, between sentences, I lifted desperate prayers to the Lord.…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 13, 2007 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Yes, she does…and not from an expensive pedicure. In fact, when I was Debbie’s age, unlike her, my focus was on my looks, the perfect hairstyle, being popular, having enough clothes to flatter my figure, and the guy who would be my next date.
But Debbie’s focus is on greater things---she visits public high schools in New York City, bringing the good news, the Gospel, to students who are hurting, angry, confused, in…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 10, 2007 at 8:33am — No Comments
Okay, I love, love my job as an over-the-phone Spanish interpreter. But sometimes I wish I’d have someone to turn to and ask, "What’s he saying?"
Yes, it happens. For example, I’ll be interpreting along without much difficulty, when suddenly, I hear a phrase that makes my brain screech to a halt.
For instance: "I find the proof evident, and the presumption great that you…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 7, 2007 at 2:14pm — No Comments
"During our lunch break one day in college, a friend of mine sneezed.
"In my culture, if you sneeze once, that means someone is missing you," my Chinese friend Lin told her. "If you sneeze twice, someone's saying nasty things about you behind your back. And if you sneeze three times, someone is speaking kindly about…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 4, 2007 at 8:10pm — No Comments
Does the title, "I Did It My Way” ring a…Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on October 2, 2007 at 6:13pm — No Comments