Monthly Archives: September 2011

Today’s Personality: Rigoberta Manchu

Many events in the history of mankind eventually fade into oblivion, but others, leave their indelible marks for the entire world to see. – Author Unknown Rigoberta Menchu Tum, a Guatemalan indigenous K’iche’ woman has demonstrated leadership at the forefront … Continue reading

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My laptop is sick!

A couple of days ago I got something on my laptop that I can’t seem to be able to remove by myself. I made scans with SUPERA antispyware and with Avast and they found a couple of infections which I … Continue reading

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To All the Fruits I Loved Before

My weakness as a child was always fruits. My grandparents lived completely off the land, (raising large families they had to be quite self-sufficient 😉 ) and I grew up in a house with no processed foods, refined sugars, and … Continue reading

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Deep into the Amazon: The Yekuana Tribe

–Our only written history is that shared with the western world. Our first contact with the white man, the Iaranave, dates back to the end of the 18th century. This relationship lasted two decades. Though eager to trade with the … Continue reading

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Cup of Tea and a Book

Hi everyone! It’s a rainy, cloudy day, the perfect day to fit in a good book. For me, there’s something about a rainy day that makes me want to cast aside all of my household tasks and read a good … Continue reading

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Nicaragua and Costa Rica: Defeating William Walker

–Filibusters were independent adventurers who launched freelance invasions of foreign countries” and most planned “to annex them to the United States,”– FILIBUSTERS AND USA EMPIRE -The strange story of William Walker President of Lower California, Emperor of Nicaragua, doctor, lawyer, … Continue reading

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Arbol de Velas/Candle Tree/Parmentiera cereifera

Have you ever tasted a Candle Fruit? … I grew up in a tropical climate with all kinds of trees in my Grandparents backyard. Though, I have to admit that I’ve never tried this fruit before. But, when a friend … Continue reading

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I’ve reached 50,000 hits! Thank you Readers!

Morning my marvelous readers!! I just want to thank you for helping my blog reach 50,000 hits (my numbers are not nearly as impressive as many new blogs are, but I am so glad) I really appreciated it. But the … Continue reading

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We Will Remember – Sept. 11, 2001

Today, we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the horrible events on Sept. 11, 2001. It is remarkable how fast the last 10 years have gone by. For most of us, we remember exactly where we were and how we reacted … Continue reading

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Oh, Good and Bad Apples in the Tree!

I have an Apple tree that did not bear fruit last year, but this year it did. Some apples finally started to form, but they are misshapen and blemished. Although the worms or bugs are enjoying it more than we … Continue reading

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