How This Latino Thing Has Become an American Thing

Thought provoking post.

Coach Daddy

mexico EJP

Sometimes, my Latino shows up in droves.

I felt all Brown Power after a weekend spent doing things a Latino guy should know how to do: Extracting a headlight casing from a junkyard Pontiac, and, less than 24 hours later, planting a magnolia tree. Dang, I told a friend. I feel Hispanic.

She cringed. You’re not supposed to say that! she hissed, apologetically.

We set up these months to recognize those things unique and beautiful about a culture. But the mention of them – skills proudly associated with my people, mechanically and horticulturally – is perceived by some non-minority as a slap in the face to the minority.

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Why Is It So Hard to Make Dreams Come True?

On making dreams come true from Dream Big, Dream Often.

Dream Big, Dream Often

I am not surprised at the number of people who never live the life they want to live; or at least live the life they fantasize about in their mind.  There’s a lot that goes into making a mental image become something tangible.  Someone once said that making dreams come true isn’t easy or cheap which is why Disney is so darn expensive!  And although it is a joke, making a dream become something real is not easy and definitely not cheap.

Magic Kingdom, Disneyworld, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA Credit: Magic Kingdom, Disneyworld, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

If you don’t believe the words I have just typed, then take your own time and conduct interviews of people you know.  Begin with a few people you know who have dedicated themselves and lost a lot of weight.  Then interview small business owners.  Then interview a local city council member.  Then interview your boss.  If you speak to…

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Autumn Lights, Another Day on Earth

Happy December 1st! An experiment with video:

 

One day, we will put it all behind,
We’ll say, that was just another time,
We’ll say, that was just another day on Earth

We’ll say, that was just another time,
One day, we will put it all behind,
We’ll say, that was just another day on Earth

Video collage shot and edited by Rob Goldstein

Brian Eno – Another Day On Earth
Released in June 2005 on Hannibal Records
Community Audio

On edit: The video is best viewed small.  The high-resolution copy of this video is too large for me to upload.