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MAYAIMI

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 11:13
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As a young man, I went to college, earned my advanced degree, first married and my two lovely daughters were born in Miami.

This coastal city was founded by a woman named Julia DeForest Tuttle a successful businesswoman who owned the property upon which Miami, Florida, was built. For this reason, she is called the "Mother of Miami." and is the only woman to be the founding mother a major American city.

Deconstructing Semantics ub Wed, 04/21/2021 - 08:10

Whenever semantics comes up, an initial response could be what do you mean by that, or are you trying to be mean? News or Views?

Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, significant is the study of meaning, reference, or truth. The term can be used to refer to philosophy, linguistics, and computer science.

Semantics can mean quite different things in different contexts; fields concerned with semantics are as diverse as psychology, law, lexicography, and logic. Pragmatics is an equally wide-ranging term, with applications in politics.

Welcome 2 America

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/11/2021 - 21:28
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Prince’s life ended too short but his vision and music appears to live on for years to come. He died of an overdose an early age of 57.

Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, dancer, actor, and director, who was widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation.

Meat The Beatles

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/10/2021 - 21:57
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It has been said that 51 years ago, Paul McCartney officially announced the separation of The Beatles. Since then all their fans say The Beatles gave us the ultimate tracks.

I have never believed that you have to be either a Rolling Stones fan or prefer The Beatles, this video came to me by chance. I don't remember how or why, but I was inspired by Lennon's confidence knowing he was a genius and knowing that everything he did is great.

NYC Cherry Blossoms

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:42
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The good news is that Spring Equinox started on March 20th, but in NYC it's now Spring because Cherry 🌸 Blossoms have started blooming. The bad news is that Japan is experiencing the earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years. Experts point to global climate change as the cause. Gorgeous, but depressing! 

❤️ LOVE 💗
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ub Sun, 03/21/2021 - 08:23

Before we can love anyone else, we must first learn to love ourselves and try to be the best human being we can possibly be.

It happens to be the most powerful emotion. Love also occurs when you get that feeling from someone else. The butterflies in your stomach, knowing that someone else cares for you almost as much as you do.

One of the most common issues in relationships is the communication barrier. Everyone experiences love differently, and it’s easy to miss the mark when it comes to showing that you care.

Missing Hugging

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:25
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Does anyone else miss hugs as we do? Will we be able to return to the age-old practice of shaking hands, hugging, and kissing?

I don't really know about you, but I do miss hugging my kids, friends, but most of all I miss hugging my children's children. See Sabrina and Olivia above!

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/13/2021 - 20:29
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Most men, including me, have grown facial hair once or twice and for different personal reasons. As a boy, I saw Marti and Castro.

However, according to published reports, facial hair isn’t a functional physical human trait in the way we thought it was for many years. It’s only ornamental and one worn for various reasons.

Not Giving Up My OBE
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ub Tue, 03/09/2021 - 14:31

Brits and Americans are divided by attitudes toward the House of Windsor. Why are there different reactions to Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview? What is the attraction to learn about The Royals who're among the most dysfunctional families on earth?

TV Trailblazers

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:40
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If I asked you to tell me your race, what would you say? How about if I asked you for your ethnicity? What about your nationality?

How are these concepts different from each other? When you think about your answers, are the groups you fit into considered a 'majority' or a 'minority' in your country and culture? Throughout the history of humanity, people have put a value on these categories and made meaning out of them. Here are two female minority trailblazers who are not often recognized in the media.