Monthly Archives: November 2018

Happy Birthday, Tina!

According to Guinness World Records, Tina Turner–who was born on November 26, 1939–has sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. In addition to her history-making career, she famously survived her abusive relationship with Ike Turner, having gained the resolution … Continue reading

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The Era of Salsa is Gone

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my brother’s 50th birthday celebration. A true salsero, he decided to host a gathering of family and friends at an Andy Montañez salsa concert. Andy is the original lead voice of El … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! Traveling with Epicurus

During the last month, New Epicurean published A Man’s Neighbor and His Dog by Elli Pensa. Aeon published Why the Enlightenment was not the age of reason, an essay that question how reason has been fetishized in the Platonized interpretation … Continue reading

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My Ancestral Storylines, Part II

“Hold never in scorn the hoary singer; oft the counsel of the old is good; come words of wisdom from their withered lips …“ – Havamal, Stanza 133 In my last blog on ancestral storylines, I mentioned that my mother … Continue reading

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Travel Blog: Puerto Rico, the Land and Its Fruits

After my Key West vacation, I spent some days in Puerto Rico with family. This time didn’t feel like a vacation, as I didn’t do many of the things that a vacationer does. I spent time with family, and watched … Continue reading

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Travel Blog: the Pleasures of Key West

I just spent three full days in Key West and (like most people who visit) fell in love with the warm, friendly, picturesque town. The pastel colors reminded me of my Caribbean homeland of Borinquen, and much of the architecture … Continue reading

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