Don Jíbaro's Daughter:
Missionary in Mexico
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.
Why Are We
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.
correctness or political correctitude (adjectivally, politically
correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is an attitude or
policy of being careful not to offend or upset any group of people
in society who are believed to have a disadvantage.
and I know that every one passionately strives to be "cool,
avant-garde, and, of course, politically correct." You can hardly
say anything to anyone anymore, because they might get "offended" if
a tiny speck of boo-boo falls in their politically correct 'botella
de lechita'... or better said, "lacteous nourishment container."
How about "homeless" becoming —"outdoor urban dwellers"?
Hearest thou an Amén?
Nowadays, children hit and disrespect their parents and you
can't spank 'em anymore, cuz they lock you up! Prisoners now sue
their victims... and as my Tio Genaro used to say "Birds shoot back
at the shotguns." Gasp!! I know no' mo'.
"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...
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
An investigation by the Hays Commission put the blame squarely on the
U.S.-appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, Blanton Winship. Further criticism by
members of the U.S. Congress led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to remove
Winship in 1939 as governor. Governor Winship was never prosecuted for the
massacre. No one under his chain of command - including the police who took part
in the event, and admitted to the mass shooting - was ever prosecuted or
Several days before the scheduled Palm Sunday march, the Nationalists had
received legal permits for a peaceful protest from José Tormos Diego, the mayor
of Ponce. According to a 1926 Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruling, government
permits were not necessary for the use of plazas, parks or streets for meetings
or parades. However, as a courtesy to the Ponce municipal government, the
Nationalists requested the permit nevertheless.
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. ¿Didn't she?
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) ---
Love yourself... just in case nobody does.
Don't spread rumors, good or bad;
instead SPREAD Love and Kindness
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
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
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:
Breeding Boricuanism in USAricans
By Mrs. Don Jíbaro
n our house, everyone knows that there is a Puerto Rican
father living here. The neighbors know it. The congregation
of our church knows that there is a Puerto Rican among them.
My relatives know that I am married to a Puerto Rican. Even
the people at my job know it! What does that tell you? He is
who he is and he’s proud of it. In our house we eat Puerto
Rican meals. There are Puerto Rican flags in the living room
along with wood photo plaques of typical country scenes
adorning the walls: ceramic coquis, wooden pilones, lace
fans and a three by one foot wooden clock in the shape of
LET MY PEOPLE GO
TO FLORIDA DEPT..
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
Who in The World
Was Juan Tizol?
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...