Black Friday 2022

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2022 - 06:43

On this Black Friday, try being kind to all persons of color and minorities. Share asmile, and make an offer to help as a special gesture.

Whether you rise a white horse or a back ass, we've all bled red. People of Color means a racial group that you have identified as different from the white race or Caucasian.

Thanksgiving Day

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2022 - 08:06

Before Americans get food coma on turkey and stuffing then settle in to watch some football, all eyes are on Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, Broadway performances, and celebs is one of the best NYC annual events.


Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2022 - 06:01

As 55 million Americans travel to celebrate Thanksgiving and rush past other holidays, our attention could be on this food for thought.

On this Thanksgiving Day, there is a true silver lining today. Adversity provides us with perspective. And it should help us focus on the most important things to cherish. These are our health, our family, and our friends.  The real reasons truly matter on Thanksgiving, so let go of other issues and give them a rest. 

TIME 2022

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/23/2022 - 08:10

TIME MAGAZINE Top 100 Photos of This Year. #TIME The best images of 2022

In a time of transition and uncertainty, these 100 images were chosen by TIME's photo editors to offer, unranked, as the best of 2022.

Photography can capture the most significant moments of our days, and these images are thought to be the most influential of all times.

Trump SCOTUS Scam

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/23/2022 - 05:01

GOP ladies and gentlemen as well as children of all ages, SCOTUS says Congress may have a look at The Donald’s Tax returns.

The US Supreme Court ruling upholds our Democracy, the rule of law, and Congress's ability to execute its legislative and oversight responsibilities. Now, Congress must enact legislation requiring Presidents and candidates for president to disclose their tax returns.

Is the scam over and time for Donald to pay up and shut up about how rich he claims to be while living in America?

RIP Pablo Milanés

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/22/2022 - 18:57

Pablo Milanés Arias was a Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player. He was one of the founders of the Cuban nueva trova, along with Silvio Rodríguez and Noel Nicola. 

The Cuban maestro, singer-songwriter and guitarist recently passed away on November 21 at 79 years of age. Milanes was undergoing treatment for blood cancer, but it remains unknown whether the disease led to his death.

My New Career

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:01

My second career is going well and is slightly different from the first. That is, there are no deadlines and drop-dead schedules.

Following a couple of decades working as a journalist for some of the world's best-known news organizations, including the Associated Press Bureau Chief in NYC, I decided to retire a little early. Something I learned while being a slave to the news cycle, is of toxic stress is the archenemy of longevity. I’ve pivoted to projects like teaching communications and this blog that hopefully will add to my life rather than chip away at it.


Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/22/2022 - 09:19

Mike Pence is on a book tour trying to make money from the January six assault on Democracy but refuses to talk to Congress.

The book includes a day-by-day account of what he did, including the detailed conversations he had with Trump, in the run-up to the attack, but it is not under oath and therefore could include inaccuracies.

The Mickey Mouse Club

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/22/2022 - 00:36

Disney has called back their BoB blast from the past to solve its present and future problems by zapping Bob Chapek with Bob Iger.

Disney is full of surprises, and this clearly shows it. Although the board is bringing back another one of my Tocayos and a star from the past, the real solution lies in its future and whether the magic kingdom continues to be the happiest place on earth.

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/21/2022 - 05:34

it’s Smith, Jack Smith. This life-long, non-partisan public servant with the highest profile prosecution case in USA History,

Mr. Smith has already convicted corrupt politicians, prosecuted a CIA agent who took classified documents and gone after War Criminals.

As a graduate of a modest, State University of New York, Mr. Smith went on to Harvard Law School and directly into prosecution. We should admire his fearlessness in handling the cases of police abuse vs. Abner Louima —a major abuse of power case that occurred when Rudy Giuliani was Mayor of NYC.