"Pay attention to your work, then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and won't need to compare yourself to anyone else."



Don Jíbaro's Daughter:

A 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.

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. READ MORE

¿Are Thou Politically Correctness?

Political 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.

ou 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'.
Read More


"It's better to have loved. Period."

Don J
Who Dat Man?

by Les Rivera

One of his quotes from jibaros.com reads: “A Puerto Rican shall not be boring.” so, to describe Don Jibaro as anything less than riveting would be an understatement of his own philosophy. 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


The Healing Power of Being Grateful
or Give Thanks, There's Always Someone Worse Off Than You!

by Don Jíbaro

The 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, came... READ MORE


The Ponce Massacre of 1937
was 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. 

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 reprimanded.

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. 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. ¿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) --- 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
F1: Help
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: Undo
CTRL+B: Bold -- CTRL+U: Underline   CTRL+I: Italic MORE HERE

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: READ MORE

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 the island. READ MORE

The Puerto Rico That Was Not

by Don Jibaro Barbablanca

ith 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) READ STORY

Who in The World Was Juan Tizol?
The Puerto Rican Trombonist that
Made up Duke Ellington's Band

One 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



This is the Bottom Line

“Live in such a way that no one blames the rest of us 
nor finds fault with our work.” —(2 Corinthians 6:3)


Jibaros.Com®, Jibaros.Net® - Allcontents and artwork is Copyright © by Orlando Vázquez, owner-designer.
Jibaros.com does not accept any responsibility for the privacy policy of third party sites.