Rincón Beach Resort …. “🇵🇷 Our Favorite Spot in the World 🇵🇷 …. Before and After Hurricane María …. “!!


A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS

The red * marks the spot where our favorite spot on the world is located.

~RINCON BEACH RESORT~

Whenever we travel to Puerto Rico to visit family and friends and to get away from the daily hustle and bustle, we land in Aguadilla. We drive to Rincón and check in.

The resort is our base. We drive from the base to surrounding towns to see friends and family.

As a matter of fact, we were due for our next trip before Hurricane María nearly flattened Puerto Rico 118 days ago.

Prior to that, Hurricane Irma also grazed the island.

BEST INLET EVER

AERIAL VIEWS OF THE RESORT

BEAUTIFUL SHORELINE AND SANDY BEACH

AWESOME, PERFECT RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

*(just what the doctor ordered)*

INNER COURTYARD

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HURRICANE MARIA PATH OVER PUERTO RICO

*(the red * marks the spot where the resort is located)*

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NOTICE HOW BIG MARIA WAS 

It engulfed and swallowed Puerto Rico.

According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds extended up to 30 miles from Hurricane María’s center, while tropical storm-force winds extend outward for up to 125 miles.

Keep in mind that Puerto Rico is 100 miles long X 35 miles wide.

There was no place to hide!

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NOTICE THE STEP DOWN WHERE THE BEACH USED TO BE

*(compare to the ‘before’ pictures)*

It’s all gone. My heart is hurting.

The friend who sent me the pictures told me that the beach lost its shore, the trees and the palm trees are gone as you can see.

The beach itself is deeper and not safe for swimming.

THE SOFT SAND IS GONE, REPLACED BY ROCKS AND DEBRIS

THE SOFT BEACH IS GONE

CANNOT WALK TO THE POINT ANYMORE

INCREDIBLE BEACH EROSION

THANKFULLY THE INNER COURTYARD SEEMS ABOUT THE SAME

~PHOTOGRAPHER~

Thank you to my friend Héctor

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Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey …. “🏡 Catastrophic Mudslides in thier Neighborhood of Montecito, California 🏡 …. “!!


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~~January 11, 2018~~ 

MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA

MOTHER EARTH SPEAKS

Mother Earth seems to be speaking through many events.

It may be time for the human residents to heed Her message.

From Category 4-5 hurricanes, significant drought, threatening wild fires to earthquakes. What more can Mother Earth say?

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Montecito is an unincorporated census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California. It is the wealthiest community in the county.

As a census-designated place, Montecito had a population of 8,965 in 2010.

~Wikipedia~

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Some of Montecito’s famous residents – Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey – are speaking out about the devastating mudslides that have ravaged Southern California.

The one-two punch of fire and downpour-fueled debris flows have debilitated the affluent, picturesque community of about 10,000 people. The slides have killed at least 17, destroyed an estimated 100 homes and sent rescuers scrambling through the rubble searching for dozens who are missing.

“This room is always so full of positivity and love and today, I really need it,”

DeGeneres told the audience of her daytime talk show Thursday, January 11.

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“One of the things that I want to talk about is you know, we’ve had these terrible fires all over California and one of the hardest hit areas is where I live in Montecito,” she continued.

DeGeneres said following the blazes, she was able to return to her house at the tail-end of last month. She said she was filled with pride to see signs throughout the community of people expressing their gratitude to firefighters and first responders.

“I just love this place,” she said.

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~Ellen Talks About Catastrophic Mudslides in Her Neighborhood of Montecito~

~~Published on Jan 11, 2018~~

Ellen talked about the catastrophic mudslides that hit her beloved community in Montecito, California.

The Ellen Show 

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~Ellen FaceTimes with Oprah About Devastation in Montecito~

~~Published on Jan 11, 2018~~

Ellen FaceTimed with Oprah about the heavy rains and devastating mudslides that hit their Montecito neighborhood.

The Ellen Show 

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Ricky Martin, Jwan Yosef and their twin sons, Matteo and Valentino …. ” 🏡 Takes AD inside his Blissful Beverly Hills Home 🏡 …. “!!


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~~January 19, 2018~~ 

BELOVED FAMILY

~BRAND NEW HOME~

Ricky Martin, Jwan Yosef and their twin sons, Mateo and Valentino

I must confess!

I have been an avid fan since the days when he started in Menudo. I’m old enough to be his mom or grandmother!

I’ve followed his career through many years.

It makes me happy that he has found love, has a family and now has this amazing new home.

Here’s wishing him and his family the best for many years to come.

HortyRex©

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Posted January 9, 2018
By Mayer Rus
Photography by Trevor Tondro and Styled by Michael Reynolds

To say that the 40-something Ricky Martin maintains a boyish appeal may be the understatement of the year. The Puerto Rican superstar seized the spotlight as an angelic 12-year-old phenom in the boy band Menudo, beloved by teenyboppers and grandmothers alike.

He has rarely been out of the public eye since. Fresh off a blockbuster 2017 residency at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Martin’s latest star turn has him portraying Gianni Versace’s boyfriend Antonio D’Amico in producer Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, on FX this January.

Martin’s greatest joy lies in the happy home life he has built with husband Jwan Yosef, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, and their nine-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino.

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

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/ricky-martin-takes-ad-inside-his-blissful-beverly-hills-home

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Inside Ricky Martin’s Serene Los Angeles Home~~

Celebrity Homes

~~Published on Jan 9, 2018~~

Superstar singer Ricky Martin – who plays Antonio D’Amico on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – and his partner Jwan Yosef take Architectural Digest inside their LA home. Yosef’s artwork adorns most walls.

The couple shows AD their kitchen, family room, Martin’s Grammy collection, the sound-proof screening room, the massive hallway, interior patio, master bedroom, gigantic bedroom, zen-inspiring firepit, recording studio and art studio.

Architectural Digest

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Oprah Winfrey …. “🏆 2018 Golden Globes …. Full Backstage Speech 🏆 …. “!!


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~~January 8, 2017~~ 

TRUE, AUTHENTIC CLASS

OPRAH WINFREY

Coming from very humble beginnings, experiencing life initially from disadvantaged life lessons and reaching a pinnacle from where Oprah looks upon us with the same kindness, wisdom, knowledge, experience and empathy that she has always shown.

Oprah is THE role model.

Very well deserved lifetime achievement honor.

Here’s to plenty more years of OPRAH!!

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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~~Oprah Winfrey~~

Full Backstage Speech

~~Published on Jan 7, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B DeMillle Award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

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OPRAH …. “🏆 Intro and Powerful Speech …. Golden Globes 2018 🏆 …. “!!


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~~January 8, 2018~~ 

THEIR TIME IS UP

MAGNIFICENCE!! 

 ~Annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement~

I’ve always admired her. I followed her when she had her TV show. Her movies, her OWN Network.

So deserving of this award.

Listen and watch the introduction and her powerful speech.

The video speaks for itself.

HortyRex©

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~Full Transcript of Oprah’s Inspirational Golden Globes Speech~

Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes‘ annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night’s ceremony. She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who compared their time together on the set of A Wrinkle in Time to a master class at Harvard Business School and a spiritual retreat all in one.

“Oprah’s hugs could end wars, solve world peace,” Witherspoon joked.

Once Winfrey took the stage, she delivered an inspirational, uplifting speech which discussed race and gender and the fight for equality. She also told the story of Recy Taylor, a woman who fought for justice in the Jim Crow era after she was raped.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” Winfrey said, bringing the audience to its feet.

“But their time is up.

Their time is up.”

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~~TRANSCRIPT~~ 

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a14551183/oprah-winfrey-golden-globes-speech-transcript/

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~Oprah’s POWERFUL Speech Golden Globes 2018~

~~Published on Jan 7, 2018~~

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Shattered Ingrained Perceptions …. “😢 Early Morning Headlines and Very Personal Thoughts 😢 …. “!!


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~~December 20, 2017~~ 

BASIC HEADLINES

~Senate Has Passed the GOP’s Sweeping $1.5 Trillion Tax Reform Plan~

 Jubilant Republicans pushed on early Wednesday, December 20, to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist Americans will learn to love when they see their paychecks in the new year.

After midnight, the Senate narrowly passed the legislation on a party-line 51-48 vote.

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

http://time.com/5073003/senate-passes-gop-tax-reform/

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On Tuesday night, December 19,  in the Capitol, any residual semblance of bipartisanship – and you would have been hard-pressed to find one in recent months – wheezed its death rattle. The Republican-controlled Congress passed a largely unpopular tax reform bill along strict party lines in both the House and the Senate; not a single Democrat in either chamber voted “yes.”

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

http://time.com/5072678/gop-tax-reform-bipartisan/

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Occupy Democrats

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/

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~~VERY PERSONAL THOUGHTS~~

I was born in an Island in the Caribbean, an island surrounded by water, big water. My country is, and will always be, Puerto Rico. I was born in 1950.

Puerto Rico became a commonwealth in 1952.

This means that I grew up under the shade and influence of the United States of America.

I went to a private, Catholic school from kindergarten through high school. That’s a total of thirteen years of learning, adapting and embracing the “American way”.

These were my ingrained perceptions.

It was my dream to come to the United States and live the rest of my life here. I was able to live my dream in 1999 when I moved to Florida. That year, my dream come true. As years have gone by, I have matured, aged, (if you will) and I have seen the American nature up close and personal.

I understand that there’s not a thing that is perfect, there’s not a nation that can claim to be the perfect place but the America that I was taught about throughout my formative years was the “best country in the world”. I believed that.

It was ingrained in my mind and my nature … I believed it all hook, line and sinker.

I must confess that I haven’t really been a political person. Politics started to creep a bit into my mind during the Obama presidency. At that time is was barely on the sidelines of my perspective.

It wasn’t until that questionably ‘memorable‘ day when HE descended the escalator and began his tirade about the Mexican people that I started paying close attention.

Much has been said since that moment. Many unsavory comments, actions, statements, bold-faced lies have I seen and heard from the individual who rode down that escalator.

Those sane Americans who have been paying attention, who have a shred of decency, morality, honesty know what I mean.

Today, as I write this, I am very sad to see where the American governance has descended to.

Republicans just declared war on the middle class, looted America wholesale, and pulled off the biggest robber baron heist in modern history.

Let’s call it what it is:

TREASON against their fellow countrymen.

DON’T YOU EVER FORGET THIS!

“Occupy Democrats”

Today, my alliance is to my country, Puerto Rico.

Today the ingrained perceptions of America, which I’ve held for more than 60 years, have been shattered to smithereens by the actions of this ‘so-called president’ and the shameless enabling of the Republican members of Congress.

These enabling members of Congress have gone along with HIM because there are secondary personal gains for them.

THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA I KNEW, THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA I ADMIRED, THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA THAT I WANT TO BE A PART OF.

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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We ALL are ONE!!

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WordPress Update …. “🧐 We’re Updating our Privacy Policy 🧐 …. “!!


Privacy

~~December 18, 2017~~ 

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

ASKING FOR YOUR INPUT AND THOUGHTS 

Several weeks ago, I received an email from WordPress announcing to the fact that they are updating their privacy policies.

I guess I was living my life when a blogger friend mentioned something about this. This friend was concerned and was even considering closing her website.

Ah! This made me take notice and look at the email itself in more detail. I must say I’m not too good in this department, hence I would like to post this and request thoughts from any other blogger friends who may stop here and help me in this quandary.

Should I simply accept their new policy or should I also consider closing my ‘spot’?

I thank, in advance, anyone who may feel inclined to help this fellow blogger along.

Here’s the info …

HortyRex©

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Howdy Horty,

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy.

We want to give you more information about how we collect and use personal information – in a more organized and readable format. You are receiving this email because you have a WordPress.​com account, hrexach, for the sites you’re managing.

Our updated Privacy Policy is here:

https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/updated-privacy-policy/

Our blog post explaining the changes in more detail is here:

https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/updated-privacy-policy/

 FAQ for you about the policy here:

https://en.support.wordpress.com/privacy-policy-changes-faq/

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And it ends with this nice statement: 

You don’t need to take any action. Our new Privacy Policy will go into effect on January 3, 2018, and by continuing to use our services on or after January 3, 2018 you’ll be consenting to the new Privacy Policy.

Thank you!

Your Friends at Automattic

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