Truth

Sometimes the truth is easy to understand; for example, this simple statement:  “I love  vanilla ice cream!“

Other times the truth is too astonishing to understand, or so repugnant we turn to run away.  Instead, we stand paralyzed—angry, fearful, sick.  Walking away is impossible.

All that remains is to stare at our truth — long and hard, hoping to discover it’s nothing but a lie; that would be the easy way out.  Yet nothing bad is that easy to escape; we know what we must do.

First of all, we acknowledge that this is truth held captive; because we didn’t fight hard enough to keep it free.  The rest will be easier; we may be a little rusty, but we know how to fight.

The first step is just a click away:

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Riding Rainbow​s

Riding Rainbows

 

Love has many names,

wears many faces —

always mysterious

 

Capture Love, if you can,

To hide beneath perfumed

memories too fragile

 

To keep.  Love flies free; 

A child riding rainbows,

playing hide and seek.

 

After the rain —

let’s ride rainbows,

through the clouds, 

 

and across the skies,

tickling treetops as we ride;

we’ll find Love where it hides!

— Carole Fragoza

A Correction

Hi Carole. I just saw your Taino Sun article, and although it is 8 years old I want to correct one of the petroglyphs. Regarding the second petroglyph that you felt was the angry Sun…This is NOT a Taíno sun as many assume. The lines outside are not Sun rays but are 24 leaves representing the 24 original Taíno tribes that first came to and inhabited Borikén…the true discoverers! ” It should be noted that the Cacique’s Guanin of The House of Orocobix, does not represent the image of the Sun. The great sacred seal was etched into rock around 900 BC.” Visit http://www.taino-tribe.org/tribal-nation-seal.htm for the full and correct meaning of this ancient petroglyph.

Hope this encourages and intrigues you. Bless.

Messages from Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA

Messages From Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA

Nicole Olivelli :  Vieques is suffering big time. Parts have had no power since Irma on 9/8/17. Water outages that last a week or longer are still common. Our mayor had been “suspended” (which should of happened long ago). 99% of people with insurance received an insultingly low payment or none at all. It has been 5+ months and personally we live in the 2 dry rooms of my home with my 8 satos, 1 a makeshift kitchen…the other a bedroom. We are connected to the town generator do we have sporadic power. We also consider ourselves lucky.

 

Nicole Olivelli:   Friends, This was posted yesterday by a friend who has worked non-stop volunteering her time and nursing skills to help the many residents of Vieques who have been forgotten by the “system”–in other words our local, “state” and Federal government. This is a just a drop in the bucket of the number of citizens here who have NEEDLESSLY died since Irma and Maria.

 

Lisa Young: I’m a nurse who is a VIEQUES resident. 7 people died last week. Preventable deaths. 2 took their own lives due to agonizing pain (no class 3 meds here for end- stage cancer, etc), 2 due to lack of oxygen tanks, 2 because of unavailability of appropriate insulins and 1 from a brain bleed which would’ve been a simple surgical procedure. Our hospital is condemned, the field tents have been relocated, there is no 911 system, etc, etc.

And that’s my 2 minute review of today’s reality. How sad that there’s no cyber interest in this humanitarian crisis….

Fear, Guns and Defeat

Ok, here is how I see what is happening in the USA right now.

Trump and his followers fear immigrants are trying to take over the country and are stealing jobs; therefore, invaders must be stopped! These fears are stoked daily by FoxNews. To protect themselves, the FoxNews viewing audience buys guns to protect themselves against foreigners.

Now, I read that FoxNews is aiding and abetting Russian trolls to take over the country by brainwashing American citizens and controlling them to act against the their own best interests and against National security.

In response, thousands of other frightened citizens rush to buy weapons to protect themselves, not realizing that the ideological dangers they fear cannot be stopped by a bullet no matter how well aimed and powerful.

On the other hand all this hysteria is making gun manufacturers richer and more powerful.

At the same time the personal safety of all Americans is severely compromised every time a weapon gets into the hands of angry, mentally challenged, emotionally unstable individuals. The result of this epidemic of mass shootings is to rush out to buy weapons for protection.

And so the cycle continues.

Are Americans so dominated by fear and hatred that they cannot understand the results of weapons in the hands of a fearful people, who only want to be safe, yet have evolved into the danger everyone fears?

If Not Now, When

Donald Trump’s “shit hole” remark was and always will be absolutely unacceptable. Those politicians, who were present and who claim not to recall the remark, insult our intelligence; each time I hear that flimsy excuse the angrier I become.

As they choose to cover up the incident they are complicit in the hatred, the bigotry and the slander, which is the mantle that the president and many in his party choose to wear.

We people of the United States deserve better than spineless political hacks serving in our government. We cannot forget and we must not forgive those who repeatedly seek to humiliate us.