‘Oil Painting’ – Color by Number: “🎨 Travels, Tradewinds and Treasures 🎨 …. “!!


~~June 11, 2019~~ 

TRAVELS, TRADEWINDS AND TREASURES

Told ya … I AM still totally hooked. 

I’ll do the daily one on ‘Happy Color’ app yet gravitate to the ‘Oil Painting’ app both from my iPhone. 

Here’s a sample of  more amazing, beautiful colorful graphics.

Anything to relax and do something that doesn’t entail deep thinking.

I’m still a ‘goner’!

HortyRex©

 “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

~Jawaharlal Nehru~

 “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

~Miriam Beard~

#OilPainting #ColorByNumber #Addictive #ImAGoner #TotallyEnthralled #Colorful #Travel #Tradewinds #Treasures #Quotes #Travelers

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A Bowl of Noodles


Simple things … ‘Sometimes, even the simplest things in life can teach us lessons that will serve as reminders to us about the goodness of life … such as a simple bowl of noodles.’

My Good Time Stories

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Learning lessons can be a curious business. People learn lessons in life in a variety of ways and today’s story is a fabulous tale how a little girl learned a valuable lesson…a lesson that we should all take to heart and thank those special people that we know and love.

Sometimes, even the simplest things in life can teach us lessons that will serve as reminders to us about the goodness of life…such as a simple bowl of noodles.

One night, a little girl had a terrible quarrel with her mother, then stormed out of the house. While she was out roaming the town, she suddenly realized that she did not have any money in her pocket, she didn’t even have enough coins to make a phone call home.

After walking around for what seemed like hours, her stomach began to growl and she began…

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Break Open Da Piggy Bank …


…. and the bills keep piling on!! … ‘No matter what the final figure for this trip is on either side of the Atlantic, the taxpayers of both the United States and the United Kingdom have been royally ripped off. What did we gain from this trip? Nothing. ‘
HATEFULLY DISGUSTING!!

Filosofa's Word

Last week, Trump traveled to the United Kingdom for a state visit.  I’ve already written about his bizarre, juvenile behaviour and will leave that topic alone for now, but my jaw dropped yesterday morning when, after assessing our family finances and deciding I better wait until next week to order my insulin, I read what Trump’s little jaunt cost We, the Taxpayers.

First, consider who went.  Donald and the sour-faced spouse, Melania – the only two who were actually invited.  Then there was Don, the hunter, Junior; the useless duo of Ivanka & Jared; Eric and his potty-mouth wife, Lara; and the usually-unseen Tiffany … I guess she couldn’t pass up a trip to London on our dime.  So … eight principal characters, all of whom, of course, require round-the-clock Secret Service protection.  Then there were about a dozen of his ‘advisors’, though since he never listens to them and…

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World Oceans Day: an opportunity to showcase new, emerging opportunities


June 8 …. ‘World Oceans Day was celebrated on Monday 8 June 2015. For the Caribbean Region, the ocean represents the life blood for critical economic sectors including agriculture, tourism, fisheries, and transportation’

Repeating Islands

HappyWorldOceansDay copy.jpgChristopher Corbin interviews CARICOM’s Secretary for CARICOM Today.

Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

World Oceans Day was celebrated on Monday 8 June 2015. For the Caribbean Region, the ocean represents the life blood for critical economic sectors including agriculture, tourism, fisheries, and transportation. Seized on the importance of the ocean to the Region, the Caribbean Community Secretariat sought the opinion of an expert in this field on several critical issues. The following is the excerpt of an interview with Mr. Christopher Corbin, Programme Officer, Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP), Officer in Charge Communication, Education, Training and Awareness (CETA), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit (Caribbean Environment Programme – CEP), Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention.

CARICOM Secretariat: Could you comment on the significance of the celebration of World Oceans Day for the Caribbean Region?

Mr. Corbin:

The…

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Tuesday Thoughts …. “🤨 ‘Until Being Strong is the Only Choice’ 🤨 …. “!!


~~June 11, 2019~~ 

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‘La Borinqueña’ …. “🇵🇷 DECOLONIZING AND INDIGENIZING THE UNIVERSE OF COMICS 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~June 11, 2019~~

LA BORINQUEñA

Ever since I found out about this project from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, I’ve been following it closely.

There’s a Facebook Page which chronicles the origins, the progress and the success of his endeavor.

I have my own copies of this comic book series and it’s quite amazing to learn the history of my country this way.

Edgardo began and has continued presentations in Puerto Rico and many cities of the states.

A younger generation representative, presenting the history of Puerto Rico in an unique format, never before explored in this fashion.

He’s a Boricua Pride!

HortyRex©

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La Borinqueña’s origin story links the character to a Taíno specific history of not only resistance, but also resilience; those who stood up against the Spaniards, like Cacique Mabodamaca. They didn’t just let the colonizers take over. La Borinqueña’s story is a continuation of that narrative.

Graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, looking to change this status quo, decided to reach back to his own Taíno heritage from Puerto Rico in order to create a new kind of hero for his people and beyond: one whose powers and values come from a decidedly Indigenous foundation.

At least 70 percent of Puerto Ricans today are, in part, of Taíno descent, long affirmed by community systems and family lore across their island.’

‘The U.S. government-installed public education system, however, sought from its beginnings to counter that understanding. Indoctrinating a century’s worth of its territorial subjects in a stance that, contrary to their own oral histories, the Taíno people had actually been wiped out centuries ago, this curriculum asserted that Puerto Ricans therefore had no rightful Indigenous, historic claim over their colonized lands.

Those who resisted, remaining steadfast in a Taíno-centered identity despite enduring marginalization for doing so, have been officially vindicated by recent advances in DNA testing that can not only confirm Amerindian ancestry, but actually pinpoint Taíno-specific gene markers distinct from other Native populations across the Americas.

It is from this long suppressed history that La Borinqueña was born.’

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez

La Borinqueña is a Puerto Rican superhero who is Indigenous to Borikén – the original Taíno name for Puerto Rico, meaning “land of the noble people.” This comic is rooted in that history, of the Taínos. Like most Puerto Ricans today, she has both Indigenous and African ancestors; being what some would call an “Afro-Taína.” I also wanted a character that was unapologetically patriotic, and “La Borinqueña” is the name of Puerto Rico’s first national anthem, written by Lola Rodriguez de Tió.

~THE FULL ARTICLE INCLUDED HERE~

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/la-borinquena-decolonizing-and-indigenizing-universe?fbclid=IwAR1ksbZmbtzDeUPxAcTGdtktK1Q1oesGX8URC3SeWFDI2Q243-SYZW9L0Yc

“I’ll continue publishing a new book in this series every year and a half; next in June 2020. I’m doing this all myself, without the resources of a Marvel or a Disney to publish more frequently.

This series is primarily about connecting my activism to my love of comics, so instead of focusing energy around, say, making a movie, what I’m trying to create is a movement.”

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez

La Borinqueña by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

~~Published on Sep 28, 2016~~

Take a look at La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, the Puerto-Rican comic book you’ve been waiting for

#LaBorinquena #PuertoRicanSuperhero #Decolonizing #Indigenizing #UniverseOfComics #ComicBook #PuertoRicanComicBook #AmazingProject #Educational #HistoryOfPuertoRico #TainoHistor #EdgardoMirandaRodriguez

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/LaBorinquenaComics/

La Borinqueña Twitter Feed

https://twitter.com/MrEdgardoNYC

It should. It should.


‘Whatever you want to call your god—should say Yes over and over, in cycles, in spirals, with no other reason but to hear itself exist. …. ‘
Ocean Vuong, from his new book titled: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel” (Penguin Press, June 4, 2019)

Live & Learn

Whatever you want to call your god—should say Yes over and over, in cycles, in spirals, with no other reason but to hear itself exist.

Because love, at its best, repeats itself. Shouldn’t it?

~ Ocean Vuong, from his new book titled: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel” (Penguin Press, June 4, 2019)


Portrait of Ocean Vuong from Los Angeles Time Book Review

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