Easy and Simple Egg Rolls (Lumpia)

Are you Filipino?  Do you make lumpia? These are two questions that I get asked often by Americans.  Years ago.  I would feel offended by these questions.  What do you mean do I make lumpia?  I can make all kinds of things.  Why does it have to be lumpia? It’s not until this past several…

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm

“To the heart and mind ignorance is kind. There’s no comfort in the truth pain is all you’ll find.” (George Michael, from Careless Whisper)   “Dad can I go see the dance?” “No you cannot! Dancing is a sin…!” “But Dad… am just going to watch….” “Don’t let me tell you again…!” “Ugggghhhh.” I sighed…

Deep In A Dream

“What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination… if I sit still and don’t do anything, the world goes on beating like a slack drum, without meaning.  We must be moving, working, making dreams to run toward; the poverty of life without dreams is too horrible to imagine.” Sylvia Plath If…

Let It Go!

“Mom! Just throw them away.  We bought them and it served its purpose.  Now it’s time to let them go.  If we need them… we’ll buy them again!” We closed out Ramon’s apartment in Tulsa three weeks ago.  I did not want to rent and drive a U-Haul truck or rent a pick up truck…