NaPoWriMo day 21: Somewhere out there

Beautiful … as always!! The feelings are palpable! Love you, lil sis!!!


somewhere out there

Somewhere out there


I may have lost you

But at least I know that you’re still alive

Somewhere out there

You know how to survive


I may never see you

But at least I know you’re okay

Somewhere out there

For your safety I pray


I may have to say goodbye

But at least I know you’re fine

Somewhere out there

Your promise was a lie


You may have broken my heart

At least I can pretend that you’re happy

Somewhere out there

Even if it’s not with me…

– Just Patty –

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To start the day …. not in a nice way!

Latina Lesbians of Central Florida .... and other nationalities!

~~April 21, 2014~~

Once upon a time, Maryjane and I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate a bit of a social life to our family life. We were looking for people with similar interests. We were trying to establish our identity in this world that we live in. We wanted to have a more rounded life … family and a social life. 

We found a local group that seemed to be a perfect fit. 

We asked to join the group, were accepted and participated in their activities on a regular basis. We wholeheartedly felt part of the group and enjoyed many of their events. I shared my knowledge at several of the monthly meetings: telling our personal story and presenting information about the “chakras” and the importance of having breast exams and Pap smears done regularly.

We made good friends … at least we thought we had. 

~~Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (and all nationalities)~~

This group was established in June 2009. The city of Orlando lacked this kind of group. The need to create it was noticed by the founder Norma Crespo.

As a “transplant” from New York City and after her move to Florida, Norma noticed that there really wasn’t any kind of organization that would help bring together lesbians who were living in the Orlando area.

The Latin Lesbians of Central Florida is a fun “Meet Up Group” where Latinas and Womyn of all nationalities, their partners and friends come together for fun activities.

• Meeting with the purpose of getting to know each other on a personal basis
• Connecting with people with similar interests
• Providing information related to resources that are available to newcomers to the Orlando area
• Fun activities: dancing, bowling, biking, paint ball, beach parties, picnics, zip lining, pot luck parties, dinner with friends, art exhibits, educational activities

The idea is to get together, make new friends and just have a good time.

~~Activities conducted on a regular schedule~~
• Monthly meetings at The Center, Orlando … Mills Avenue
• Night at the movies
• Monthly dinner at a local restaurant … different ethnicity
• Lunch in the Hood … once a month
• Participating in special events like volunteering at local food banks

The group celebrated its 4th year anniversary in June 2013.



Today I received the following communications which totally took me by surprise. 

Read and think how you would feel it you were in our place.

~~I received these messages this morning~~

 Meetup … 8:04 AM

Dear Horty

Norma, the Organizer of Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (& all nationalities) changed your status for MOVIE NIGHT – “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

You are now: Not going.


Meetup  … 8:03 AM

Dear Horty

Norma, the Organizer of Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (& all nationalities) changed your status for Entre Nosotras: Lesbian Reading and Writing Workshop.

You are now: Not going

Meetup …. 8:03 AM


I am requesting that you and MaryJane resign from my group immediately. 

I’ve heard from several members you are creating ill will towards me within the group. That defeats the group’s purpose.

There is no need for further communication regarding this matter. 

Thank you, Norma

 Meetup …. 9:58 AM

You have been removed from Latina Lesbians of Central Florida (& all nationalities).


Facebook …. 4/21/2014 …. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!

To anyone who cares …. I just received this message today.

Nice thoughts to wake up to …


I am requesting that you and MaryJane resign from my group immediately.

I’ve heard from several members you are creating ill will towards me within the group. That defeats the group’s purpose. There is no need for further communication regarding this matter.

Thank you,  Norma



If any of you notice the absence of Maryjane and I, it’s because we have been asked to “resign immediately“.

To those “several members” that Norma has heard from, I thank you for the actions you have taken. It seems to have worked.

I normally don’t vent these kind of topics on FB but since I can’t contact Norma through any medium, I gather, I have been blocked. It’s cut and dry …. can’t make contact and can’t have a conversation, a very mature way of resolving this type of “conflict”. Continue to listen to the “several members” as you have.

Norma …. remember that this happened once before?? I refuse to play this game again. Since I have no other place to make contact ……

I MAKE IT OFFICIAL HERE …. in this open forum …. BOTH Maryjane and I, resign from membership in the Latina Lesbians in Central Florida (and other nationalities), your group … as you have asked us to. 

AGREE: No need for further communication/talks about this matter.

It’s a done deal!!



You will never know the truth (if there is one).

You may regret this decision made in haste. Those “several members” that you have heard from may have an “agenda” and you may have made a wrongful decision.

Sadly, you have been taken for a fool. 

There is a strategy called “divide and conquer” and you fell for it!

We ALL are supposed to ONE!! 


10 things you need to know today: April 21, 2014

Today’s summary …. Take a look!

The Fifth Column

Runners get set.  Runners get set. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Week

A huge field gathers to run the Boston Marathon, Biden heads to Ukraine, and more

1. Huge field lines up to run the Boston Marathon
About 36,000 athletes converged to run in the 118th Boston Marathon under tight security on Monday, part of the storied race’s emotional return a year after a deadly bombing at the finish line. The field is the event’s second largest ever — race organizers expanded it so roughly 5,000 runners prevented from finishing after last year’s blast could run again. “We’re taking back our finish line,” a runner from California said. [The Boston GlobeReuters]


2. Biden heads to Ukraine as diplomatic deal falters
Vice President Joe Biden began a two-day trip to meet with Ukrainian leaders on Monday as violence frayed a diplomatic deal calling for separatists to give back occupied government…

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SayNoToDogMeat! Here: Africa Video WARNING!

M’lord!!!! Famine and hunger are bad … I guess they have to eat what they can but at least do it quick. Don’t tortute the creature!!! M’lord …. crying here & haven’t seen video yet!
Not an easy subject …. but this needs to be known. Oh, humanity … where are we headed?

saynotodogmeat-net-028-1 Our presenter eats a DOG in Nigeria

Africa Is Not Asia, it’s worse

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Africa Is Not Asia, it’s worse

Brand new film footage of African dog meat butchers has been entrusted to SayNoToDogMeat.Net. showing the three main ways dogs are killed in Africa’s dog meat trade. I have watched all three videos and felt quite ill at the end of each video. Eating dogs in Africa is split into two categories: people who ARE starving and people are NOT starving.

The videos were filmed in Nigeria (population 166.2 million), whose native population eats dog meat as part of the traditional diet, by Dr Philip Paul Mshelbwala, Rabies Specialist who conducted the research study published in the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and featured in SayNoToDogMeat.Net’s previous rabies articles, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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