2011

Decorated Children

December 27, 2011
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. Oh my decorated children With pants that tripp Rainbows of color in your hair And skulls strapped around your neck Oh my decorated children Deceptive raccoon eyes Bullrings, Snakebites And Marilyn Monroe’s Oh my decorated children Red bulls and monsters Skateboards and scooters Vampires and zombies Oh my decorated children […]

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R.I.P. Patrice

December 1, 2011
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Patrice O’Neal 1969 — 2011 One of the best comedians to ever do it. He will be missed.

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Beauty

November 30, 2011
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. What is beauty? Is it a certain color of skin? Or is it defined by what one can afford to buy? To me beauty is… A flower’s first bloom as winter gives way to spring’s sunlight. The kaleidoscope of colors as the sun kisses the horizon goodnight. The shadows […]

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How Bad Do You Want It? Success Is A Choice!

November 27, 2011
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We all want to be successful in life. We all want to be fulfilled by our work, family, relationships, and social life. And for many of us, we want something else. We want to be great at some thing that we believe defines us. You may want to be a great skater, writer, dancer, lawyer, […]

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The Wanting

November 21, 2011
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. I forever wonder Blue Do you think of me? As I think of you? It’s so hard to share a glance With you Blue I do not want to face these feeling There is too much truth But here I am Red At the opposite end of the spectrum […]

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Cornel West, Harvard, and the Pursuit of Greatness

November 12, 2011
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A The Daily Garriga classic! The first and only time I ever met public sage and Princeton professor Cornel West was when he spoke at Harvard Law School with Tavis Smiley a few years ago. I happen to think that Dr. West is one of the most provocative and inspirational public figures who has ever lived. His […]

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Inspirational Stories: Mark Herzlich

November 5, 2011
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Mark Herzlich keeps on inspiring me! Mark is a 24 year old rookie linebacker on my favorite football team, the New York Giants. I’ve been rooting for Mark since he was first diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma in 2009. At the time, Mark was a dominant linebacker for Boston […]

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Depression

November 1, 2011
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An original poem by Steven Garriga. Depression hurts Depression finds our flaws And forces us to eat them Depression follows us around And shouts at us Depression is an illness With no cure With no hope Depression kills Our sister, our brother, our sons, our daughters No one can hurt Depression Depression creeps up on […]

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Ninety Nine

October 25, 2011
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. There’s a low rumbling, a slow but steady grumbling, here comes the marching of the other 99. Too long in silence, promises broken are countless; here comes the voices of the other 99. Houses lying vacant, others struggle just to pay the rent, overwhelming crowds in the welfare line. […]

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Occupy Your Country!

October 24, 2011
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This weekend I made a quick trip from Maryland to Georgetown. As I trekked along K Street NW, I unexpectedly drove past the Occupy DC contingent camped out at McPherson Square. Only 3 blocks away from the White House, the place was jam packed with peaceful protesters and their tent homes. I’ll admit it, I […]

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