♫ The Lion Sleeps Tonight ♫ …

Definitely a favorite … check the history behind this song!! … They were actually saying “Uyimbube,” which means “You’re a Lion.” 

Filosofa's Word

I was just trolling around through music files, rather in the mood for something old … something to transport me back to … wait … why on earth would I want to go back there???  A total aside … my neighbor’s son has just gotten his first car.  It’s actually a hand-me-down from his mom, but still … it’s his and he is so proud.  He keeps that thing so shiny it’ll put your eyes out on a sunny day.  And, I think he added some speakers to boost the sound of the radio, for you can hear him coming as soon as he turns the corner onto our street!  When he parks and cuts the engine, we all look at each other and say, “Tholfaqar’s home!”  He has really crappy taste in music, by the way, but … he’s only 18, so what can you expect?

So anyway, I…

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “🇵🇷 It Happens …. ‘Los Colores de Mi Tierra’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~October 5, 2019~~


Colorful Houses in Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Aguadilla, Yauco … and I’m sure many others.

This is is but a sample. The Puerto Rican creativity at its best.


#PuertoRicanMoment #ItHappens #LosColoresDeMiTierra #TheColorsOfMyCountry #PuertoRicanTowns #Preciosa #ButASample

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Saturday Morning

More … ‘I sank into bed and slept heavily.’ … Patti Smith, Year of the Monkey (Alfred A. Knopf, September 24, 2019)

Live & Learn

I sat on my patio, wrapped in a blanket…when I noticed that my room was not on the ground floor but on the subfloor beneath, making it closer to the edge where the beach began…I turned on the radio and Nina Simone was singing I Put a Spell on You.  The seals were silent, and I could hear the waves in the distance, winter on the West Coast. I sank into bed and slept heavily.

~ Patti Smith, Year of the Monkey (Alfred A. Knopf, September 24, 2019)

Photo: Dream Inn Santa Cruz, CA by Angelo DeSantis

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