"It's better to have loved. Period."
Who Dat Man?
by Les Rivera
One of his quotes from jibaros.com reads: “A Puerto Rican shall not be
to describe Don Jibaro as anything less than
riveting would be an understatement of his own
Don Jibaro is the owner/operator
of some of the world’s busiest Puerto Rican websites,
Over the years, Orlando (his real name) has also left a
legacy of volunteer work in the Los Angeles area...
"It's better dry bread in peace, than a feast in a house
full of fighting." Prov.17:1
Why Are We So Tired?
Research by Don Jibaro
tired (tīr'd) adj. — in need of sleep or rest; weary. FATIGUED, exhausted,
worn out, weary, fatigued, dog-tired, dead beat, bone-tired,
ready to drop, drained, zonked, wasted, enervated, jaded;
Have you ever noticed that you are just so tired and do not
know why? Medical Fatigue is not tiredness caused by running
a mile or two. Fatigue (exhaustion, tiredness, lethargy,
etc.) is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct
from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike weakness,
fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest.
Physical fatigue is the inability of a muscle to maintain
optimal physical performance, and is made more severe by
intense physical exercise. Mental fatigue is a transient
decrease in maximal cognitive performance resulting from
prolonged periods of cognitive activity like A LOT of
UNNECESSARY THINKING. It can manifest as somnolence,
lethargy, or attention fatigue and system collapse.
HOW TO SPEAK AMERICANO pt.3
Edited by Don Jibaro
Along with the Spanish, I studied proper English and it's
literature in the schools of Puerto Rico from 1952 to 1964.
My teachers made shure that the phonetics and dictions were
However when I came to USA in 1973, I found that English was
spoken much different to the stuff I had learned. They had
stuff called "SLANG that could be used to fit on any
lirterary exchange. But that's another story. Behold! I now
bring you the American Oximoron, a set of words dedicated to
and spoken by the idiots that roam the land...
Origins of Spanish names
All our Hispanic names come from Spain; different regions
where families ruled towns or haciendas. If you live in
Hacienda Rosa you'd be Fulano De La Rosa... and so on...
Spanish surnames developed from four major sources:
Patronymic & Matronymic Surnames - Based on a parent's first name, this
category of surnames includes some of the most common
Hispanic surnames. These Hispanic surnames originated as a
way to distinguish between men bearing the same given name
by specifying the name of their father or mother.
Grammatically, Spanish surnames may sometimes be an
unchanged form of the father's given name, with the
difference in pronunciation. However, Spanish patronymic
surnames were most often formed by adding suffixes meaning
"son of, such as -es, -as, -is, or -os (common to Portuguese
surnames) or an -ez, -az, -is, or -oz (common to Castilian
or Spanish surnames) to the end of the father's name. (Leon
Alvarez - Leon son of Alvaro).
Geographical Surnames - Another common type of Hispanic last name,
Spanish geographical surnames are often derived from the
location of the homestead from which the first bearer and
his family came from or resided in (Ricardo de Lugo -
Ricardo from the town of Lugo). Medina and Ortega are common
geographical Hispanic surnames, as there are quite a few
towns in the Spanish speaking world bearing these names.
Some Spanish geographic surnames refer to landscape
features, such as Vega, meaning "meadow," and Mendoza,
meaning "cold mountain," from mendi (mountain) and (h)otz
(cold) + a. Some Spanish geographic surnames also feature
the suffix de, meaning "from" or "of" (Desoto - of soto, of
Occupational Surnames - these Hispanic last names are based on the
person's job or trade (Roderick Guerrero - Roderick the
warrior or soldier).
Descriptive Surnames - Based on a unique quality or physical feature of
the individual, these surnames often developed from
nicknames or pet names (Juan Delgado - John the thin) or
Chucho El Roto (Chucho The Broken)
We must stop perpetuating gossip, half-truths and detrimental
bitterness just because we crave sympathy.
Never be bitter about the things you deserved but
didn't get, but be grateful for what you got that you didn't
Never fear your critics... They're just people who boast
themselves of being hard to please because nobody tries to please
"Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather
determine this-- not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a
brother's way." Rom 14:13
Don't answer some fool according to his foolishness,
or you'll be just as foolish as he is. —Proverbs 26:4
"So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails
to do it, for him it is a transgression." James 4:17
"Everyone has two opinions: The one they really
believe in and the one they want
the world to think they believe; and they seldom merge into
one." ----Don Jibaro
Love yourself... just in case nobody does.
Don't spread rumors, good or bad; instead SPREAD Love and Kindness