IOTD …. “🌎 Gallery of Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Happy Earth Day, 2018 …. Awesome Video Included 🌎 …. “!!


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~~April 22, 2018~~ 

EARTH DAY 2018

~THERE’S A LOT DO TO STILL~

I was 20 years old in 1970.

I remember the establishment of this day. I took a summer class in college all about the environment in my country, Puerto Rico. I bought books, I read them all. I became aware of Bill McKibben (The End of Nature), Jeffrey Hollender (How To Make the World a Better Place), The Earthworks Group (50 Simple Things You Can Do series) and many more.

I was young, idealistic adult and a believer that my generation would change things.

As I look back today, it saddens me to see that I was wrong.

More than ever, there’s a lot of work to do today.

HortyRex©

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Here are some of my ‘green books’!! 

img_8875 Earth Day 1970, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time.

Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs.

Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness.

“The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy,” Senator Nelson said, “and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda.”

Earth Day indeed increased environmental awareness in America, and in July of that year the Environmental Protection Agency was established by special executive order to regulate and enforce national pollution legislation.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.history.com

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~~Earth Day 2018 Narrated by Julian Lennon~~

~~Published on Apr 11, 2018~~

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Composite Photo Update, #2 …. 🇵🇷 Honoring my country, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Proud Boricua Woman’ …. “!!


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~~March 25, 2018~~

HONORING PUERTO RICO

“That looks like a Puerto Rican statue of liberty on steroids.”

(a friend told me)

Some of you may know, others not.

I am a fan of tattoos, having a few of them myself.

I’m also Puerto Rican, born and raised, living in the mainland.

Since September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María battered and almost flattened my country, my personal feelings have come to the surface.

My heart and soul ache for Puerto Rico.

Today I visited my tattoo artist again for add ons, updates, coloring and, mostly, for completion.

Colors, shading, The ‘cemí’, the hibiscus flowers, the ‘Taíno coquí’ and the ‘Taíno sun‘ were completed.

It is still a bit swollen, it’s still a bit ‘shiny’. 

The process is almost totally done.

Give a few weeks for skin healing and then another ‘sitting’ for any needed last detail.

My tattoo artist, Barefoot Stacy, is amazing!

Here it is!

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This is a proud Boricua woman, holding her head up high, ready to hold her stand and give the good fight.

This happens in Puerto Rico every minute of every day.

The fortitude of the Puerto Rican woman has been tested during the trying times since Hurricane María battered the Island on September 20, 2018, a bit beyond six months ago today.

I wanted to share the ‘almost complete’ result with you today.

 More will follow as it’s totally done.

HortyRex©

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STEPHEN HAWKING …. “💫✨💫 Fly High, Sir …. The Universe Awaits You 💫✨💫 …. “!!


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~~March 14, 2018~~ 

Stephen William Hawking, CH CBE FRS FRSA, (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018), was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.

Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

~Wikipedia~

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The physicist, who died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at age 76, wasn’t expected to see his 25th birthday, after being diagnosed with the incurable neurodegenerative condition ALS at age 21.

Though Hawking beat the odds for more than five decades, the scientist told the Guardian in 2011 that death was never far from his mind.

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🙏🏽 🙏🏽 … Fly High, Sir!!  🙏🏽 🙏🏽

Hicham Bennir’s Video

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COINCIDENCE?

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University of Cambridge’s Video

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~Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis~

ALS is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Voluntary muscles produce movements like chewing, walking, and talking. The disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms get worse over time.

Currently, there is no cure for ALS and no effective treatment to halt, or reverse, the progression of the disease.

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Never Harness our Tongues …. !!”


~~June 23, 2017~~ 

TAINO QUOTE 

“They say it came from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Taínos, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it was a demon drawn into Creation through the nightmare door that was cracked open in the Antilles.

Fukú americanus, or more colloquially, fukú – generally a curse or doom of some kind

specifically the Curse and the Doom of the New World.

No matter what its name or provenance, it is believed that the arrival of Europeans on Hispaniola unleashed fukú on the world, and we’ve all been in the shit ever since.”

~Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao~

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Quite the memorable childhood game …. “!!


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~~June 15, 2017~~ 

BORICUA CHILDHOOD GAME

MEMORIES

I remember this game but, for the life of me, I can’t remember the name, if it ever had one.

The object is to hold one to the tree, then to each other for a long as you could.

The one doing the pulling won depending on how many kids were pried off!

Those were the days!

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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HortyRex©

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. PR Pride Never Wanes …. it’s ALWAYS there …. “!!


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~~May 15, 2017~~ 

FOREVER IN MY HEART

You can take a Puerto Rican out of the country.

You can live far away from home.

Distance is but a number.

You can never take the ‘Puerto Rican’ out of a Puerto Rican.

Always in my heart!

‘Boricua hasta en la luna!’

I would be ‘Boricua’ even if I lived in the Moon!

HortyRex©

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I don’t call myself Latin, I call myself Puerto Rican.

~Rosie Pérez~

http://www.brainyquote.com

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. An illusion … a dream …. “!!


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~~December 14, 2016~~ 

AN ILLUSION & A DREAM

“Una ilusión vale la vida. Un sueño vale la muerte.”

~Hiram Lozada Perez, Los Dڳias De Abril~

http://www.goodreads.com

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An illusion is worth life. A dream is worth death.

… for an independent country!

(and this is so true)

HortyRex©

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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