IOTD …. “🇵🇷 ‘Images of the Day, Very, Very Special Edition – Turning 125 Years Old’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~December 22, 2020~~


Today, the Puerto Rican flag turns 125 years old.

It’s a beautiful flag, symbolizing my country, a relatively small island, located in the Caribbean.



The Flag of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is rectangular in shape and consists of five alternating horizontal stripes, three red and two white, with an isosceles triangle with a five-pointed white star in the center based on the hoist side.

The Puerto Rican flag consists of 5 alternate red and white stripes. … The three red stripes symbolizes the blood from the brave warriors, the two white stripes victory and peace after obtaining independence, blue symbolizes the sky and sea and the white star is the island.




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“QUE BONITA BANDERA” …. “🇵🇷 ‘New Version of a Puerto Rican Classic’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~December 22, 2020~~


This is a huge deal for all Puerto Ricans. This song is almost a national anthem. It’s unique and precise. It fills all Boricuas with unmeasurable pride!




There’s a new version/cover of a classic “Que Bonita Bandera” (What a Beautiful Flag).

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, creator of the superhero ‘La Borinqueña’ pushed for the new audiovisual project.

Stretch & Bobbito, The M19s Band & Marvel Comics’ Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Celebrate 125th Anniversary of Puerto Rico’s Flag!!

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Puerto Rico’s flag, musicians Stretch and Bobbito with the M19s Band have teamed up with Marvel Comics graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez to release a remake of the anthem “Que Bonita Bandera,” a music video and a new comic book featuring Miranda-Rodriguez’s groundbreaking superhero La Borinqueña.

Released by Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri’s label Uprising Music NYC, the song features a piano solo by Palmieri and vocals by Jeimy Osorio, Mireya Ramos, Danny Rivera, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chamir Bonano and Sabrina Cintrón.

Joining the party in the music video are several Puerto Rican celebrities, including actors Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian), Lauren Luna Velez (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Rosie Perez (Birds of Prey), Ramon Rodriguez (TV’s The Wire), Freddy Rodriguez (Nothing Like the Holidays), Justina Machado (TV’s One Day at a Time) and Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez.

New York City based radio pioneers Stretch and Bobbito (real names: Adrian “Stretch” Bartos and Robert “Bobbito” Garcia), along with the M-19s band, a group of elite hand-picked musicians, celebrate the upcoming 125th Anniversary (22 of December) of Puerto Rico’s flag while raising awareness of the history and meaning behind it.

~~Published December 17, 2020~~

Description: Digital/vinyl available NOW on 10x Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri’s label Uprising Music NYC:

100% of the net profits will be given to Afro-Boricua grassroots programs based in PR via Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez‘ non-profit La Borinqueña grants program: La Borinqueña© and TM of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.

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“Twas The Coup Before Christmas” …. 🎄 ‘A Late Show Animated Holiday Classic’ 🎄 …. “!!

~~December 22, 2020~~


This is funny humor and we need it to be able to make it through the holidays and the last days of the ending ‘dumfuckery‘ of the current presidency.

Yet, at the same time, it isn’t funny!

I think … it does make on think really hard about where the nation is.



President-elect Joe Biden teams up with Santa Claus to save Christmas from President Donald Trump in a new animated short that aired on Friday’s broadcast of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

In the 7-minute film called “Twas The Coup Before Christmas”, Biden visits Santa and asks him to grant him his wish of unifying the country following the divisive presidency of his predecessor.

But Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are hellbent on proving the election was stolen from Trump – as Trump has falsely claimed in real life.


~~Published December 18, 2020~~

The little Late Show Elves have crafted another holiday cartoon classic, tailor-made for the steaming pile of joy that was 2020!

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Tuesday Thoughts …. “💐 ‘What is Your Calling?’ 💐 …. “!!

~~December 22, 2020~~


What is my mission on this earth? What did I came here to be and to do?

These questions frequently pop into our heads. How do we decide what we are meant to be and to do?

Listen to your heart and soul!



“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

~Émile Zola~


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Holiday who-be what-ee?

Talk about ‘stealing’ … there are still 29 days left! May things can be done in 29 days!!

“Trump has been removing Pentagon officials. Why? After overseeing the electoral count and declaring the winner in the Senate, Mike Pence is immediately leaving the country. Why? William Barr is stepping down as attorney general with just a month left before he has to leave. Why? What will the new AG do for Trump?” … this shyte ain’t over!!



The electoral college has voted and Joe Biden is the president-elect. Every state (in case you’re a Republican all 50 of them) and the District of Columbia have certified their votes and Joe Biden is the president-elect. Nearly 80 million people voted for Joe Biden and he is the president-elect. Donald Trump received nearly 7 million fewer votes than Joe Biden, and Joe Biden is the president-elect. Five states that went for Donald Trump in 2016 swung over to Joe Biden, and now Joe Biden the president-elect. Joe Biden received 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 232, and now Joe Biden is the president-elect. Donald Trump has lost court case after court case, including two in the Supreme Court, and Joe Biden is the president-elect. Donald Trump lost the election and now Joe Biden is the president-elect.

Joe Biden is the president-elect. So, why are Republicans still strategizing to “win”…

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inviting them to fan the coffee smoke to smell it

Coffee, coffee, coffee … there’s a ceremony for it!! … ” Coffee ceremony was the most sacred home ritual there was.”
— Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World: A Memoir (Grand Central Publishing, April 21, 2015)’

Live & Learn

The last word we heard Zememesh Berhe say was “bun,” which means coffee, in Tigrinya, and which stands for so much more that is encompassed in the Eritrean coffee ritual. Green coffee beans are roasted in a long-armed aluminum pot with the onomatopoeic name menkeshkesh, for the sounds the beans make when the person roasting shakes the pan gently, carefully watching for when the oils began to gleam and the beans to brown. Once the beans are roasted to the desired depth of flavor, the roaster takes the pan around the room, beginning with the eldest person present and going to each person, inviting them to fan the coffee smoke to smell it. We gave this job to Solo when he was just old enough to carry the hot pan. Then the beans are spread to cool on a straw mat called mishrafat, then ground and…

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Google Doodle for Today …. “💫 ‘Winter Solstice – Great Conjunction – December 21’ 💫 …. “!!

~~December 22, 2020~~


Sorry I missed the date yesterday. When I found the Google Doodle I understood the hoopla about this date. I can’t let it go by without celebrating the magnificence, uniqueness and importance of it.

Here’s some info!



Monday brought the longest night of the year, (the winter solstice) along with the opportunity to watch a rare celestial occurrence.

Jupiter and Saturn will appear so near each another in the sky that they seem to touch. Their conjunction hasn’t come this close since 1226.

At the same time, the Ursids meteor shower will send shooting stars streaking across the night sky.


(Photo credit: my cousin Inés Mongil)

Monday night brings an astronomical anomaly. It’s the longest night of the year for the Northern Hemisphere – the winter solstice – and it will feature both a meteor shower and a once-in-800-years “double planet.”

Jupiter and Saturn, which shine as bright as stars in the night sky, will appear so close to each other that they seem to touch. An alignment, or conjunction, between these two planets happens every 20 years, but the last time they looked this close from Earth’s vantage point was on March 4, 1226.

If it ends up cloudy on Monday, don’t worry. The conjunction will last through December 25. The solstice is just when the two planets will be at their very closest in the sky.


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If it ends up cloudy on Monday, don’t worry. The conjunction will last through December 25. The solstice is just when the two planets will be at their very closest in the sky.

~~Published December 21, 2020~~

An animated Google Doodle celebrates winter solstice and the great conjunction.

It suggests one to keep eyes to the skies for the current ‘great conjunction’ of Saturn and Jupiter. In the Northern Hemisphere, Google, in collaboration with NASA, has replaced their homepage logo. December, this year, 21 marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

On December 21 an incredible, astronomic event known as the ‘great conjunction‘ is on the display. Jupiter and Saturn will come within 0.1 degrees of each other. The great conjunction occurs roughly every 20 years. Google has collaborated with NASA to craft an animated Doodle depicting the great conjunction.

Doodle shows Cartoon Saturn and Jupiter meeting up for a quick high five.

It also shows the winter solstice as the literally ‘snow capped’ Earth watching the other two planets.

A graphic shows what the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will look like to the naked eye just after sunset in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21

(Photo Credit: NASA)


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