Culture

The Epiphany

Submitted by ub on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 11:19
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Celebracion del Dia de Reyes Three Kings Day Celebration is observed tomorrow all over Latin America and for Spanish-cultures.

We mailed the grandkids presents and hope they arrived by today, but the way USPS is operating these days, one never knows.

Don't Look Up

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 12:09
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On the heels of a #NASA quietly stellar year, from the James Webb Space Telescope to the Perseverance rover comes this comedy.

My wife and I watched Netflix's Don't Look Up, from writer/director Adam McKay, of Network fame, which features a star-studded cast playing out a satire about the end of the world.

2022 SOLUTIONS

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/01/2022 - 11:02
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Resolutions are never kept and overrated, so we decided to offer our list of solutions for every possibility that may arise in 2022.

The pandemic may dominate global attention in 2022, along with the #USA Democracy struggling and the #Republican party race to the bottom with its continuing disgraceful actions.

Happiness starts with telling yourself the truth, even when it hurts.

Make sure you always have your own money.

Grow Silently

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/27/2021 - 11:16
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Confucius was the first teacher in China who wanted to make education broadly available and was instrumental in establishing the art of teaching as a vocation. He also established ethical, moral, and social standards that formed the basis of a way of life known as Confucianism, which is not a religion, as much as it is a global philosophy.

Feliz Christmas

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/25/2021 - 22:29
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Latinos make up over half of the USA population. This is reflected in larger cities, small towns, neighborhoods, and prairies.

Also, the culture and use of language are being woven into the American fabric and melting into a Spanglish mixed salad.

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through la casa,
Not a creature was stirring, I wondered, que pasa?

I was hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado,
In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado,

To bring all the children, both buenos y malos,
A nice batch of dulces and other regalos.

The Christmas Spirt
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ub Fri, 12/24/2021 - 09:54

This dazzling music spectacularly celebrates the holidays and highlights the seasonal décor at our Washington DC  White House.

Featuring special remarks by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden, hosted by actress Jennifer Garner, and performances by Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, Virginia Bocelli, Camila Cabello, Eric Church, Jonas Brothers, Norah Jones, Pentatonix, Billy Porter, and much more!

https://www.pbs.org/video/spirit-of-the-season-wh1gsu/

Merry Christmas 2021

Submitted by ub on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 20:01
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All We want for Christmas is that our friends, neighbors, and family members are vaccinated and receive the booster shots ASAP.

Is it right or wrong to pursue personal happiness? Are Christians supposed to be joyful even when surrounded by suffering? Does happiness make us better people, or does it just feel good? 

News headlines: Christmas can go ahead and get tested before you go to see and gather with anyone this holiday season.

Thanks… We have received many cards in the mail and expect more to arrive in the next few days.

LvB Birthday

Submitted by ub on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 08:20
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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." — Ludwig van Beethoven born on this date, 16 December 1770.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music..

https://youtu.be/W-fFHeTX70Q

https://youtu.be/4Tr0otuiQuU

RIP: Vicente Fernández

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/12/2021 - 20:29
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Vicente Fernández's iconic songs like "Volver, Volver" became classics, as millions worldwide mourn the news of his death at age 81.

He was a music superstar and the undisputed‘King of Rancheras. #VicenteFernández Recordamos las últimas presentaciones de Vicente Fernández en los escenarios. Detalles de su partida https://tlmdo.co/31Sk8xG