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Adversity? #Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

19 Sep

#Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

Relevant Excerpt:

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Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the staff, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he’d walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, “Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?” And he said, “I don’t really have any friends.” But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and people were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, “So what are you going to do now?” And he answered, “Make friends.” And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he began going to a church and he made friends there, and at Christmas he invited my husband and me to a party in his apartment, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then learn to make friends.

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Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn’t define me | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED.com

Me? Pondering this illustration.

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#TDE #Podcast – Strength, more than ever…

15 Jun
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“Vanidad – de Vanidades” (at 4GLTE Speeds)

12 Jun

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One thousand seven hundred and seventy seven … @Instagram Chronicles featuring @WordPressDotCom #Blog

11 May

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“Take me to your leader” – A few words on my “Heavily Germanized” #Spanglish #Lingo – (at a Discrete Math Class)

6 Apr

To a classmate that asked… about my “Lingo”‘s Provenance… I responded:

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Greetings E.

No, I’m not a native Speaker, no

So by now I’ve given up – I have fun with my Heavily Germanized Spanglish, and yes, if anyone like you asks, I’d attempt to ellaborate.

Where?

That depends… I ‘crash landed’ in South America in the sixties; visited your Heartland for the first time in the eighties, mom thought plunking down $50k on boarding school would help me learn English… I’ll let you judge the results

I went back to the Tropics (80/60 readings throughout the year, two seasons – moist/less moist, and yeah, all the things one hears about Paradise are true – except no one tells you about the crime and corruption that sometimes accompanies such abundance) where I learned how to run a Business, enjoy life and yes, how much I craved life here… So I came back to your Country in 1995 (heard of Hugo Chavez? I saw the ’92 Coup, front-row Center as he shelled the Presidential Palace) and stayed ever since; your government gave me a certificate so I can vote and not get deported were I ever to be a felon (hope not!)… and yes, I’ve continued to study your customs and mores ever since… and the lingo?… that’s the Social Media doin’ the talkin’!

A fanatic of all things technology, as Gramps was a TV Repairperson, growing up with an Oscilloscope in the same room they’d setup the cot, well… how many times have you watched “The Matrix”… that scene where Cypher goes turncoat…. aha, picture THAT room, that’s where we’d stay overnight at Gramps (think many nights as mom was a single mom with two kids, etc)

So yeah, I’m a rambling, loquaciously exuberant “Resident Alien” whose ways and customs tend to flabbergast many – so you’re in good company!

(Hope this helps)

P.S: ’60 Reading’… Winter’s back to its half-a-year of misery ways, so yeah, today everyone’s wearing shorts and flip flops! shaking off the cabin fever, I guess?

@Kankuchito

Another ‘Feature’ DayView? #WanderlustWednesdays (o “Cuando Las Quimeras Queman”)

8 Feb

Well, esta semana nos hemos dedicado a “organizar” el blog en función de “segments” los cuales potencialmente nos permitirán “enfocar” los diferentes aspectos que una bien llevada autobiografía nos pueden prestar, ambos como narrativa y como fundación a largo plazo… (and yeah, this time, we beg the main local audience, for the #Spanglish #AudioCaption to come out, as we have been busy with real life today, yet wanted the Segment’s DayView to proceed as ‘freshly’ as possible…)

Anyway, como dicen, para muestra? Un botón!

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Y el botón anterior?

Es una pintura del sitio donde aterrice, allá en los sesenta, de un sitio otrora celestial, apodado como “Capital del Cielo”, Ciudad de “Eterna Primavera” y si, un sitio que a est distancia, anhoramos con pasión y nostalgia que solo puede nacer de una decisión tan costosa como un voluntario exilio.

Luego les contaremos mas; por ahora, repito, solo para dejar que el HashTag salga al torrente, y bueno, para no dejar de pasar un solo día sin bloggear!

Saludos!

Ah! Lest we forget, a Weather #Keyframe, courtesy of @WUnderground’s “WUnderous” iPhone app!

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DayView: #TimeLineTuesdays – or The What For Of Hashtagging #3rdWinter/Day42

7 Feb

So yesterday we did post a few from @LinkedIN that were filed under #JobsMonday… And today? Well, after ‘FaceWallin’ (one more!) #SenseiSaturdays (‘Zuck’s’ #Spideys’ diligently clustering atop all them Daily Encouragements! Keyword? #Ikeda!)…

… And THAT, if anyone is reading, or like I say to myself, for them cyber archaeologists (or Dr. Harroways at the other end of the Chasm?) is what my proclivity towards hashtags is all about!

Ever heard about them “Trending Topics”? Millenials LOVE them! Hilariously fresh! (and if you watch @HLNTV, or the other #TW outlets, a MUST for modern media?)

Whoa! @Verizon & #RedBox?… thanks Jen!

anyway, as usual, full of tangentials, narrowcasting from an iPhone, here’s my current one, as viewed from a Safari! (Browser, that is!)

Cheers! (Castellano/Spanglish #AudioCaption, soon to follow!)

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