Monthly Archives: September 2017

Janet Jackson’s Islamic Honeymoon Nightmare

It is official: Janet Jackson is divorcing her husband after having her firstborn child in her early fifties. It had been reported that she had not converted, but had adopted the dress and traditions of Islam for the sake of her husband … Continue reading

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After the Storm

The last few days have been a test of my patience. My father was recently diagnosed with dementia, which was exacerbated by a resistant strain of urine infection that was making it worse. He lost his mind last weekend and … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: Epicureans in the Lotus

As the world sadly witnessed the distress, powerlessness, and suffering of thousands of souls due to the recent hurricanes in North America, many men and women of God on social media encouraged others to “pray” for the victims. We have yet to see … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Citizenship: the Odd Case of Juan Mari Brás

I’m writing this blog on the anniversary of Juan Mari Brás’ death on Sept 10 of 2010. Mari Brás was a prominent socialist and independentista from Puerto Rico. He had also been a wealthy business owner, and was reputed to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Travelog 2017

Wednesday, August 23 My nephew Xavier picked me up from the airport. As our conversation progressed, I noticed he thinks and speaks in Spanglish–indiscriminately mis-matching sentences in both languages–and learned he’s into bitcoin and wants to possibly cloud-mine crypto-currency. He … Continue reading

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