Missionary in Mexico DON
JIBARO'S NOTE: Frances, after a successful missionary quest
in Cuba in 2009, has embarked in a new endeavor: Mexico,
where she'll be teaching deaf and mute children.
Here's her story: "At the age of 18, while listening to a missionary speak
at a youth camp, God touched my heart and opened my eyes to
a broken world that needed to experience His transforming
love. At that moment, I knew I wanted to "travel the world
for Jesus" and the mission field would be my goal. It would
be at age 30 where I would be spiritually mature enough to
take that first step of faith towards making it a lifestyle.
Little did I realize that I have been taking steps of faith
throughout my life preparing me for this moment. I believe
this is an act of obedience to the Lord and a huge leap of
faith to pursue such an opportunity. READ STORY
"It's better to have loved. Period."
Who Dat Man?
by Les Rivera
One of his quotes from jibaros.com reads: “A Puerto Rican shall not be
to describe Don Jibaro as anything less than
riveting would be an understatement of his own
Don Jibaro is the owner/operator
of some of the world’s busiest Puerto Rican websites,
Over the years, Orlando (his real name) has also left a
legacy of volunteer work in the Los Angeles area... Read Here
"It's better dry bread in peace, than a
feast in a house full of fighting." Prov.17:1
Why Are We So Tired? Research by Don Jibaro tired (tīr'd) adj. — in need of sleep or rest; weary. FATIGUED, exhausted,
worn out, weary, fatigued, dog-tired, dead beat, bone-tired, ready to drop,
drained, zonked, wasted, enervated, jaded;
Have you ever noticed that you are just so tired and do not
know why? Medical Fatigue is not tiredness caused by running a mile or two.
Fatigue (exhaustion, tiredness, lethargy, etc.) is a subjective feeling of
tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike
weakness, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest.
Physical fatigue is the inability of a muscle to maintain
optimal physical performance, and is made more severe by intense physical
exercise. Mental fatigue is a transient decrease in maximal cognitive
performance resulting from prolonged periods of cognitive activity like A LOT
of UNNECESSARY THINKING. It can manifest as somnolence, lethargy, or
attention fatigue and system collapse.
of Spanish names
All our Hispanic names come from Spain; different regions where families ruled
towns or haciendas. If you live in Hacienda Rosa you'd be Fulano De La Rosa...
and so on... Spanish surnames developed from four major sources:
Patronymic & Matronymic Surnames - Based on a parent's first name, this
category of surnames includes some of the most common Hispanic surnames. These
Hispanic surnames originated as a way to distinguish between men bearing the
same given name by specifying the name of their father or mother. Grammatically,
Spanish surnames may sometimes be an unchanged form of the father's given name,
with the difference in pronunciation. However, Spanish patronymic surnames were
most often formed by adding suffixes meaning "son of, such as -es, -as, -is, or
-os (common to Portuguese surnames) or an -ez, -az, -is, or -oz (common to
Castilian or Spanish surnames) to the end of the father's name. (Leon Alvarez -
Leon son of Alvaro).
Geographical Surnames - Another common type of Hispanic last name,
Spanish geographical surnames are often derived from the location of the
homestead from which the first bearer and his family came from or resided in
(Ricardo de Lugo - Ricardo from the town of Lugo). Medina and Ortega are common
geographical Hispanic surnames, as there are quite a few towns in the Spanish
speaking world bearing these names. Some Spanish geographic surnames refer to
landscape features, such as Vega, meaning "meadow," and Mendoza, meaning "cold
mountain," from mendi (mountain) and (h)otz (cold) + a. Some Spanish geographic
surnames also feature the suffix de, meaning "from" or "of" (Desoto - of soto,
of "the grove").
Occupational Surnames - these Hispanic last names are based on the
person's job or trade (Roderick Guerrero - Roderick the warrior or soldier).
Descriptive Surnames - Based on a unique quality or physical feature of
the individual, these surnames often developed from nicknames or pet names (Juan
Delgado - John the thin) or Chucho El Roto (Chucho The Broken)
We must stop perpetuating gossip, half-truths and
detrimental bitterness just because we
Never be bitter about the things you deserved
but didn't get, but be grateful for what you got
that you didn't deserve.
Never fear your critics... They're just people who
boast themselves of being hard to please
because nobody tries to please them.
"Therefore let us not judge one another anymore,
but rather determine this-- not to put an obstacle
or a stumbling block in a brother's way." Rom 14:13
Don't answer some fool according to his foolishness,
or you'll be just as foolish as he is. —Proverbs 26:4
"So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails
to do it, for him it is a transgression." James 4:17
"Everyone has two opinions: The one they really believe in and
the one they want
the world to think they believe; and they seldom merge into one."
Love yourself... just in case nobody does.
Don't spread rumors, good or bad;
instead SPREAD Love and Kindness
HOW TO SPEAK AMERICANO III Dept.
¿Dumb Oxymorons? Edited by Don Jibaro
Along with the Spanish, I studied proper English and it's
literature in the schools of Puerto Rico from 1952 to 1964.
My teachers made shure that the phonetics and dictions were
However when I came to USA in 1973, I found that English was
spoken much different to the stuff I had learned. They had
stuff called "SLANG that could be used to fit on any
lirterary exchange. But that's another story. Behold! I now
bring you the American Oximoron, a set of words dedicated to
and spoken by the idiots that roam the land...
Gospel of Luke, chapter 17, tell us that Jesus passed through a village
where ten lepers, men with a very serious skin disease, met Him. They stayed
at a distance because they were not allowed to approach anyone who was
healthy. From a distance they called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, master,
have mercy on us!” As He told them to go and show themselves to the Priest,
all ten men were healed, but only one returned to give
thanks. “One of them, when he saw that he had been healed,
The Ponce Massacre of 1937
a police slaughtering over a peaceful civilian march, taking place in 21 March
1937 at 3:15 pm, in Palm Sunday, Ponce, Puerto Rico, that killed 19 people and
wounded over 200 others. It is the largest massacre in Puerto Rican history. The
march had been organized by the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party to commemorate
the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico by the governing Spanish National
Assembly in 1873. The march was also protesting the U.S. government's
imprisonment of the party's leader, Pedro Albizu Campos, on alleged sedition
charges. READ MORE
As an amateur historian, I have no intention of re-writing
history... so please abstain from shooting in this direction
if you happen to disagree with me. I just want to, if you'll
allow me, add a little bit more of light unto the data we
already have. Remember... "a picture is worth a thousand
words." Therefore, memory is worth having, especially for
those of us who weren't there. If you travel to some
areas in Puerto Rico, you might be able to see some traces
of all those years ago. Everything was simple, significant
and impacting. Your Grandma told you about those times.
Caserio en Ponce 1942 --- The first housing
projects were not concrete apartments as became in the 1950s
and 60s, but individual houses with their own outhouses (letrinas)
--- READ MORE
Love yourself... just in case nobody does.
Don't spread rumors, good or bad;
instead SPREAD Love and Kindness
Don Jíbaro’s Keyboard Shortcuts Windows System Key Combination Tips
CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
ALT+F4: Quit program
SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
Windows Program Key Combinations
CTRL+C: Copy -- CTRL+X: Cut -- CTRL+V: Paste -- CTRL+Z:
CTRL+B: Bold -- CTRL+U: Underline CTRL+I: Italic
How to Understand The Bible
A Comprehensive yet Simple Approach to Bible Study
by Don Jibaro
These guidelines are designed both for the new Christian and
the teacher who will be giving the lessons, in other words the Disciple and
the Discipler. The Scripture references must be read out loud to aid in the
pronunciation and absorption of the Bible truth disclosed therein. Also as a
mnemonic device, these basic lessons will help you to memorize Scripture.
The Discipler or teacher should know the Bible verses by
heart and must have sound “hermeneutics” or a correct interpretation for
each one of them. This is imperative to avoid a chain reaction of biblical
heresy that will be passed on and on. Incidentally, that's how para-religious
groups and cults are born: a misinterpreted Bible truth is taught and passed
on. Each time, like a snowball, it gets bigger and bigger, collecting a
variation as it gets passed on. In this fashion a term like "gospel" may end
up meaning Country and Western music. So, to get a correct interpretation,
three valuable key concepts must be taken into consideration:
LET MY PEOPLE GO TO FLORIDA
The Puerto Rico That Was Not by Don Jibaro Barbablanca
the Internet phenomenon, I have found that most of my
pals of the R&R youth years are still doing well... in
Florida. Although many Puerto Rican rather have the island's
landscape beauty, others feel the economy there is
detrimental for the kind of lifestyle they want. College
grads, policemen, teachers, artists and a slew of other
professionals are seeking Florida. WHAT happened? Is the
local economy THAT bad? Where's the money gone? (Please
don't say the Governor's shoes)
Bingo The Dog Plays The Drums
Who in The World
Was Juan Tizol? The
Puerto Rican Trombonist
Made up Duke Ellington's
of my favorites jazz tunes of all times is "Caravan" but I never knew that the
composer was a Puerto Rican.
Juan Tizol was born in San Juan Puerto Rico on Jan. 22, 1900, started music
lessons early, was trained as a valve trombonist and as a teenager played in the
San Juan Municipal Band. Tizol moved to the U.S. in 1920 and became valve
trombonist in the pit band of the Howard Theatre in Washington DC, was a member
of the Marie Lucas Orchestra, Bobby Lee’s Cottonpickers, and the White Brothers
Band. His big break came in August of 1929 when he
joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra... READ MORE
The Empty Bed
A few years ago I was playing my guitar at
home. I came upon this old tango my Dad used to quote...
La Cama Vacía" (The Empty Bed). I remembered the lyrics
and went on to sing it as I played. Half way
through the song I began to weep. I didn't stop playing,
and my singing became a cry of sadness.
With tears in my
eyes, I stopped! The words were
too sad, so sad that I had the image flashing in my head
while my heart was pounding in my chest. I was "living"
the story... the empty bed... I was so brokenhearted
that I had to translate this tango into English and share it in my
website. The sadness lies in
"the fallacy of friendship" and the fact that the words of
the song are so true... so moving that you can't avoid
"living" the story. DJ READ
by Don Jibaro
Bitterness is the response of anger or hatred toward the perception
of unfairness of wrong done to or FROM people; a word that has
become synonymous with anger and spite; bitterness being on the same
continuum as anger and contempt. The differences are that bitterness
is anger directed toward a perceived higher-status; anger is
directed toward a perceived equal-status; and contempt is anger
directed toward a perceived lower-status individual. "Perceived"
being the catalyst but not the rule (it also means 'understood'). MORE HERE
The Importance of Jesus
Christ by Don Jíbaro Is Jesus Christ really
part of your lives or is He just an Icon at Easter and Christmas?
We "talk the talk" and more often than not, we "walk the
walk." It's consequently and imperative that we get to know that part
of our culture that our ancestors staked the essence of their existence
on... their faith in The Lord Jesus! Yes, Jesus Christ is Lord to at
least 2.35 BILLION humans throughout the world, even respected by those who
don't even know Him. There's no doubt, we distinguish The Lord Jesus from
other "deities". Your know that!...
You Definitely Gotta See this: LOS
Two of the most remarkable
classical pieces in music history have been converted into
salsa by the genius of Sverre Indris Joner... Wait! This the
Symphonies like you never heard them before. Pay attention
to the syncopation and the relationship between two or more
melodies that are independent in contour and rhythm and are
harmonically interdependent. WoW! Air in G - Air Bach
The Biggest Cuatro in the World (video is in Spanish)