Just a Note:
Because of the failure in the enforcement of laws people are
doing whatever they want, rather that what they should. Such
lawlessness will backfire and prompt the government. to say
"THAT'S IT! --- No more freedom." This will lead us
to a totalitarian degraded world where you will have a
microchip embedded in your wrist in order to be able to buy,
sell or go about your business. So obey the laws of the
"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
philosophy. 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.
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...
It has been said that there are two days that people worry most about but should
actually worry least about: Yesterday and Tomorrow. We worry about yesterday -
the mistakes we've made and what we would like to do over or differently. Yet,
there is nothing we can do to change yesterday. Our worries are wasted.
We also worry about tomorrow - the problems it may bring and the challenge we
may face. Yet, we cannot control tomorrow. It is out of our grasp. So again, our
worries are wasted. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will
worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —Matthew 6:34
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)
is one of my inspirations for Internet work
concerning Puerto Rico, its culture and its people.
She's an internet pioneer with her website about
Puerto Rican folklore dating back to 1995...
Both her website and her monthly magazine are
dedicated to our descendants, the children of Puerto
Ricans, so that they can remember our culture, learn
about their roots and history, and be proud to call
themselves Boricuas and Puertorriqueños. EL BORICUA,
see her work HERE
Just a Note:
"I could complain, talk rhetoric and show the virtues of my
narcissistic self; but the world is too complicated today to
empathize with a just another soul. Instead, I come to
encourage you to do good, have mercy and love one another.
Show the world that we are not giving up hope and all things
A 22-year-old Reston man was found dead after he tried to
use 'occy' straps (the stretchy little ropes with hooks on
each end) to bungee jump off a 70-foot railroad trestle,
police said. Fairfax County police said Eric A.Barcia, a
fast-food worker, taped a bunch of these straps together,
wrapped an end around one foot, anchored the other end to
the trestle at Lake Accotink Park, jumped... and hit the
pavement. Warren Carmichael, a police spokesman, said
investigators think Barcia was alone because his car was
found nearby. "The length of the cord that he had assembled
was greater than the distance between the trestle and the
ground," Carmichael said. Police say the apparent cause of
death was "major trauma." An autopsy is scheduled for later
in the week. ¡Ay Caramba!
A medical student doing a rotation in was toxicology at the
poison control center. A woman, Maria Montes, called in very
upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. The
medical student quickly reassured her that the ants are not
harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into
the hospital. She calmed down, and at the end of the
conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter
some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. The student
told the mother that she better bring her daughter in to the
Emergency room right away.
SPAM - Unwanted Email...
Clogged Bandwidth and the problem with “Cutesies”
Special Commentary By Don Jibaro
friend from Bayamón, Chebo and I no longer share the
philosophy of life through email anymore. Now he just
sends me "forwards" that he collects from the Internet
or that people send to him. What once was a profound
exchange of "nuggets of truth" between friends has
become a bombardment of "cutesies". Cutesies (cute
things) are those snippets that you get forwarded from
someone who got it forwarded to him by someone who...
well, you get the idea, don't you?
The Art of
Oh, I've gotten Hell on Earth for voicing my opinion
here and there... Sometimes I feel like I need to buy me a
shotgun and shoot the computer.... ...and just go back a notepad
and a pencil. But you know, I can't live by myself, I'm too
gregarious to not even have a dog that I could boss around... "Mira, apéate del sofá, sato asqueroso..."
Consequently, I compromise... I go to my psychiatrist who
teaches me the two arts: the art of conquering misanthropy (no
offense) and the art of fitting into an environment I don't like
it!!!... My neighbors, they all wanna lock me up. So what do I
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