This is the grave of Fermin Anonio Mundaca y Marecheaga who considered himself a pirate. When visiting this grave I feel a deep sense of fascination for a couple of reasons. The first is that I had such a magical experience in Spain that visiting sites where Spaniards were active in their empire days makes…… Continue reading Pirate Grave – Isla Mujeres
Yet again, long time no post. When I look back it seems that I tend to get motivated, it drops off then I get motivated again and so on. Well, tonight being Friday night it was Netflix night. We watched a pretty good one called “Mother and Child.” But as my mind tends to drift…… Continue reading Friday Night
A story from the Spanish Reconquista, to La Malinche and Mexico, and the discovery of California. The importance of understanding history along with my personal experiences.
The title is to grab your attention. Most of you are probably thinking that I’m referring to controlling other people’s minds á là Jedi Powers right? But no, this post is going to be about controlling your own mind. At first, this might seem like an exotic, esoteric idea but put in the proper perspective it is…… Continue reading Mind Control
Today I was reminiscing on the things I really missed in foreign countries that I just cannot find in America. There were things I really missed about America when I was abroad, but I have been back awhile and am now taking them for granted. So, my mind longs for these things and in case…… Continue reading Things America should adopt from foreign cultures
Before I get into how it affected me let’s do a quick recap of what is happening right now. I also prefer to keep it very simple. Greece owes a lot of money and they cannot pay it. This means they have to cut a lot of public services and since a VERY LARGE portion…… Continue reading Greece, debt and the European Bailout – How it affected me in S.F.
1. BART Shooting (Bay Area Rapid Transit) It has made national news. The shooting of an unarmed man by police the night of New Years Eve (Day technically) has been all over the internet recently. It is obvious that the officer made a HUGE error and now mobs of people are calling for his head.…… Continue reading Issues of the week
I do not normally watch any of these shows, but “Meet the Press” was on while I had breakfast this morning and I had an amazing revelation. First a brief description about these shows. It seems the formula that works is to put opposite views (Republican, Democrat) on each side of the table and then…… Continue reading Meet the Press, Crossfire, Face the Nation