Monthly Archives: May 2013

” The Interesting Blog Award “

First, let me thank Katie Sullivan : http://wp.me/p3oWn1-3V for nominating me for The Interesting Blog Award. As a follower of her blog, I definitely see why she was nominated, and I’m honored she finds my blog interesting as well. For … Continue reading

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Santeria

First and foremost, I respect all religions. What I’m revealing today is only about my own experience. I’m not saying it’s everyone’s experience. My father, like many Cubans, practiced Santeria, which has its roots in Yoruba, a religion that slaves … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptanve, Actors, Adverting, Alarming, America, Ana Curry, Anderson Cooper, Australia, Beauty, Blogging, books, Books Reviews, Brad Pitt, Brail, break the chain, Bruce Willis, California, Canada, Canadian Book, Chicago, Childhood, China, Civil Rights, Clint Eastwood, Coming Out, Cooking, craft, Crime, Crime/Drama, criticism, Culture, Current Events, Demographics, Denmark, Denver, Denzel Washington, Depression, Di Caprio, Drug Bust, Dwayne Johnson, Egypt, Emotion, England, English Literature, Entertainment, Ethics, Event, Faith, Fashion, Film, Filmmaking, France, George Clooney, Gerald Butler, Germany, Globalization, God, Grief, Growing Up, Headlines, International Affairs, Internet, Ireland, Italy, James Cameron, Japan, Journalism, Kevin Costner, language, Lgbt, Life, Literature, long story, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Manners, Mark Wahlberg, Marketing, Matt Damon, Media, Medicine, Memior, Men, Moscow, Motivation, Movie, Movies, Music, networking, neuroscience, New York City, New Zealand, News, Norway, Phillippines, Pitt Bull, Politics, Publishing, Reading, Religion, San Francisco, shortstory, Social Media, Spain, Spirituality, Starbuck, storytelling, Sweden, Television, Tourism, Travel, truth& Rumors, Uncategorized, unresolved grief, Wine, Women, Work, Writing | 19 Comments

“Sunshine Award”

I’m excited and I’m stunned. Another award has come knocking on my door! I would like to thank Spasmostar http://spasmostar.wordpress.com for nominating my blog for The Sunshine Award. I’m truly honored. It really has been an amazing year so far, … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptanve, Actors, Adverting, Alarming, America, Ana Curry, Anderson Cooper, Australia, Beauty, Blogging, books, Books Reviews, Brad Pitt, Brail, break the chain, Bruce Willis, California, Canada, Canadian Book, Chicago, Childhood, China, Civil Rights, Clint Eastwood, Coming Out, Cooking, craft, Crime, Crime/Drama, criticism, Culture, Current Events, Demographics, Denmark, Denver, Denzel Washington, Depression, Di Caprio, Drug Bust, Dwayne Johnson, Egypt, Ellen Degenenes, Emotion, England, English Literature, Entertainment, Ethics, Event, Fashion, Film, Filmmaking, France, George Clooney, Gerald Butler, Germany, Globalization, God, Grief, Growing Up, Headlines, International Affairs, Internet, Ireland, Italy, James Cameron, Japan, Journalism, Kevin Costner, language, Lgbt, Life, Literature, long story, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Manners, Mark Wahlberg, Marketing, Matt Damon, Medicine, Memior, Men, Moscow, Motivation, Movie, Movies, Music, networking, neuroscience, New York City, New Zealand, News, Norway, Pitt Bull, Politics, Publishing, Reading, Religion, San Francisco, shortstory, Social Media, Spain, Spirituality, Starbuck, storytelling, Sweden, Television, Tourism, Travel, truth& Rumors, Uncategorized, unresolved grief, Wine, Women, Work, Writing | 10 Comments

Old Currency is Still a Big Hit

The Federal Reserve Banks are responsible for collecting old worn-out money and distributing new money to banks and other institutions.        The branch in Miami, Florida, was responsible for exchanging these currencies with Central and South America. To … Continue reading

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Crazy Cuban

Crazy Cuban In a rare phone call from Special Agent Steve, the leader of the DEA team that I served as a confidential informant, he said, “JJ, I’m throwing a bone your way.” This meant he was giving me the … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptanve, Actors, Adverting, Alarming, America, Ana Curry, Anderson Cooper, Australia, Beauty, Blogging, books, Books Reviews, Brad Pitt, Brail, break the chain, Bruce Willis, Canada, Canadian Book, Chicago, Childhood, China, Civil Rights, Clint Eastwood, Coming Out, Cooking, craft, Crime, Crime/Drama, criticism, Culture, Current Events, Demographics, Denver, Denzel Washington, Depression, Di Caprio, Drug Bust, Dwayne Johnson, Egypt, Ellen Degenenes, Emotion, England, English Literature, Entertainment, Ethics, Event, Faith, Fashion, Film, Filmmaking, France, George Clooney, Gerald Butler, Germany, Globalization, God, Grief, Growing Up, Headlines, International Affairs, Internet, Ireland, Italy, James Cameron, Japan, Journalism, Kevin Costner, language, Lgbt, Life, Literature, long story, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Manners, Mark Wahlberg, Marketing, Matt Damon, Media, Medicine, Memior, Men, Moscow, Motivation, Movie, Movies, Music, networking, neuroscience, New York City, New Zealand, News, Norway, Pitt Bull, Politics, Publishing, Reading, Religion, San Francisco, shortstory, Social Media, Spain, Spirituality, Starbuck, storytelling, Sweden, Television, Tourism, Travel, truth& Rumors, Uncategorized, unresolved grief, Wine, Women, Work, Writing | 12 Comments

“Dimelo”

Rookies, fresh from Farm! –the DEA training facility in Virgina When I was a CI (confidential informant), during a weekly debriefing with my DEA handlers, a dozen rookie agents, fresh from completing their training at the Virgina academy, filed into … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptanve, Actors, Adverting, Alarming, America, Ana Curry, Anderson Cooper, Australia, Beauty, books, Books Reviews, Brad Pitt, Brail, break the chain, Bruce Willis, Canada, Canadian Book, Chicago, Childhood, China, Civil Rights, Clint Eastwood, Coming Out, Cooking, craft, Crime, Crime/Drama, criticism, Culture, Current Events, Demographics, Denver, Denzel Washington, Depression, Di Caprio, Drug Bust, Dwayne Johnson, Egypt, Ellen Degenenes, Emotion, England, English Literature, Entertainment, Ethics, Event, Faith, Fashion, Film, Filmmaking, France, George Clooney, Gerald Butler, Germany, Globalization, God, Grief, Growing Up, Headlines, International Affairs, Internet, Ireland, Italy, James Cameron, Japan, Journalism, Kevin Costner, language, Lgbt, Life, Literature, long story, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Manners, Mark Wahlberg, Marketing, Matt Damon, Media, Medicine, Memior, Men, Moscow, Motivation, Movie, Movies, Music, networking, neuroscience, New York City, New Zealand, News, Norway, Pitt Bull, Politics, Publishing, Reading, Religion, San Francisco, shortstory, Social Media, Spain, Spirituality, Starbuck, storytelling, Sweden, Television, Tourism, Travel, truth& Rumors, Uncategorized, unresolved grief, Wine, Women, Work, Writing | 15 Comments

Beautiful Blogger Award

What a wonderful week! First, I’m nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, and then when I share my fondest memories, as requested for the award, Jenness Johnston http://jennessjohnston78.wordpress.com/ nominates me for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Jenness, your appreciation of my … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptanve, Actors, Adverting, Alarming, America, Ana Curry, Anderson Cooper, Australia, Beauty, Blogging, books, Books Reviews, Brad Pitt, Brail, break the chain, Bruce Willis, Canada, Canadian Book, Chicago, Childhood, China, Civil Rights, Clint Eastwood, Coming Out, Cooking, craft, Crime, Crime/Drama, criticism, Culture, Current Events, Demographics, Denver, Denzel Washington, Depression, Di Caprio, Drug Bust, Dwayne Johnson, Egypt, Ellen Degenenes, Emotion, England, English Literature, Entertainment, Ethics, Event, Faith, Fashion, Film, Filmmaking, France, George Clooney, Gerald Butler, Germany, Globalization, God, Grief, Growing Up, Headlines, International Affairs, Internet, Ireland, Italy, James Cameron, Japan, Journalism, Kevin Costner, language, Lgbt, Life, Literature, long story, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Manners, Mark Wahlberg, Marketing, Matt Damon, Media, Medicine, Memior, Men, Moscow, Motivation, Movie, Movies, Music, networking, neuroscience, New York City, New Zealand, News, Norway, Pitt Bull, Politics, Publishing, Reading, Religion, San Francisco, shortstory, Social Media, Spain, Spirituality, Starbuck, storytelling, Sweden, Television, Tourism, Travel, truth& Rumors, Uncategorized, unresolved grief, Wine, Women, Work | 14 Comments