Author Archives: Evelyn Puerto

Wanting Justice

What does it mean to want justice? That you want a fair outcome to some conflict, or you feel a lack, a “wanting” of justice in the society in which you live? Both thoughts were in my mind as I … Continue reading

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Who Moved My Goals?

I’m learning that goal-setting is a trick business. Life has a way of adding new, urgent priorities. Procrastination, fueled by perfectionism and fear, doesn’t die easy. If I’ve learned anything these past few years, is that to-lists only go so … Continue reading

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Writing in Three Dimensions

Or, Why I Write This Blog My mother tells me she taught me to read when I was barely four just so I could read for myself and stop bugging her to read me a story. That love of reading … Continue reading

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How’d Those Goals Work Out?

  The start of a new year is packed with optimism. A new year, full of opportunities to accomplish great things. Then December rolled around. Achievements? Not so many.   I try to set ambitious goals for myself. But the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Women

Last month I lost two women who were close to me. The contrast between them could not have been greater. One was born in India, in to a loving family. Her parents cared for her, protected her, and got her … Continue reading

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There was a Knock at the Door

  This month my writer’s group chose “there was a knock at the door” for our writing prompt. For some reason, my mind went to a foggy night. Enjoy!     The mist rose, slowly advancing, blotting out the shapes … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Anjuli Seth Nayak, MD

My goal was to break the shackles of bondage I felt in India, to flee the social stigma of being a woman, and the battles I had to fight just to have a career. The only way to achieve this … Continue reading

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The Knee-Jerk Reliance on Social Media

For the past three years, I’ve been an enthusiastic participant in NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. This year was different. Many factors led to my decision to not participate. One reason is that I have my fantasy … Continue reading

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As the Year Ends

My writing group holds a poetry contest each year. The rules are simple: write a poem on a given theme. This year’s theme is “Holidays.” This is what I came up with:     As the Year Ends Wind blows … Continue reading

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By the Shores of Gitche Gumee

Standing on the shores of Gitche Gumee, fwatching the waves crash onto the black rocky shore, it didn’t take long to understand why the Native Americans often called it the Big Lake of Shining Waters. Not just for its massive … Continue reading

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