Diana Delacruz

Month: August 2020

This is My Father’s World

Father's world, Father's world, this is my Father's world, the Quarantine Tales, Dolphins on Duty, the transforming power of story, hymnwriter Maltbie Babcock, nature, plants, animals, dolphins, pudu deer, huemules, life hacks from a dolphin, Keli Peterson, Marcos Serrano, Lucas Serrano, Estella Jarpa, bios, zoe, C. S. Lewis, creation, joy, penguins

The glory of God’s created world—the birds and beasts, flowers and trees—glistens as one of my favorite story motifs. Along with the sea and sky, I’m enchanted by mountains, meadows, and woodland marvels. As the hymnwriter Maltbie Babcock told his wife when heading for a walk along the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, l just …

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Treasures in the Darkness

treasures in the darkness, treasures, the quarantine tales, abducted by aliens or adopted by angels, kingdom, Heavenly Father, darkness, light, stars, astronomy, shine, mysteries, miracles, secrets, hidden treasures, Micaela Greenfield, Keli, Chile, Coquimbo, esoterism, Elqui Valley, time-warp case

Are you ever afraid of the dark? Darkness can fill us with anxiety and even terror if we think of it as the abode of demons and bogeymen, but we should realize that it’s also the dwelling place of God, His pavilion. God stores many treasures in the darkness that He only displays at special …

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When Disaster Strikes

disaster strikes, when disaster strikes, the quarantine tales, conflagration at the cathedral, Nach, Fabián Ignacio Serrano, Keli Peterson, Legacy of the Linnebrink Light, Swan Song, Destiny at Dolphin Bay, Castro, Chiloé Islands, disaster, calamity, Job, Elijah, pay attention, repair the roof, rain, earthquake, fire, storms, Tolkien, voice, turn it into a social event, Chile, social unrest, story, candle, arson

Sometimes it feels as if we live in a permanent disaster zone. Earthquake! Tsunami! Drought! Flash floods, forest fires…and now a pandemic. In Chile, we tend to live on the ragged edge, always semi-prepared for when disaster strikes. Among the subplot threads of many of my Seaglass Books is woven the background motif of some …

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Seriously Sea World

Sea World, Seriously Sea World, The Quarantine Tales, Narc-Sharks vs. The Armada, Sebastián Valencia, Seba, sea, Seaglass Sagas, Seaglass Books, sea glass, sea changes, Jacques Cousteau, sea the world, so much to sea, stars on the high seas, walking on the sea, seashore, waves, seas the day, Nicolás, storms, changes

Today we’re putting out to sea. Not only are we “off to ‘sea’ the world, off to find our dreams”—as Alvin and the Chipmunks sang, anybody with me here?—we literally live in a sea world. Especially in Chile, our world revolves around the sea. That’s not the only reason, of course, that almost all my …

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Life in the Chilean Jungle

Chilean jungle, life in the Chilean jungle, the Quarantine Tales, the crisis hits Café Cuentos, the transforming power of story, stories, storytelling, Keli, Rachelle Peterson, quarantine, Chile, concrete jungle, linguistic jungle, law of the jungle, lost in the jungle, survival in the jungle, jungle growth, proverbs, Chilean sayings, social crisis in Chile

Chile doesn’t have any real tropical jungles, but the concrete and linguistic ones offer sufficient challenge to navigate. Life here in the Chilean jungle has always been complicated—my (very Chilean) daughter says it’s “against the law” for anything to be too simple! However, these days the jungle of the past looks like a stroll in …

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