On Happiness…


“Happiness is the natural consequence of a good choice.”

-Maricel

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Después de Irma (Puerto Rico)


Puerto Rico got really lucky with Irma, but that doesn’t mean shit didn’t go down. Here are pics of the next day in San Juan where the effects were not as strong as on the eastern side of the Island. There are lots of trees on the ground and electrical posts broken. There is no electricity, but there is water, so I am grateful for that. The devastation left in the lesser Antilles is heartbreaking and I hope everyone chips-in in any way they can. Time to get with the program…

Pixie Piper at the Puerto Rico ComicCon 2017


For the 3rd year in a row I’ve had a booth at the Puerto Rico ComicCon. Let me just start by saying that I love it! The ComicCon is a very happy place. It’s not only a great place for me to showcase my books, but also a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and spread my writing wings. This year, I debuted volume 2 of The Adventures of Pixie Piper series: The Trove of the Water Dragon. I hope people like the book. Of course, my favorite part about the whole experience is the cosplayers. It’s all about the cosplayers. Thank you guys for being so creative and awesome. I leave you with the pics. Enjoy!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!


Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and fairy godmothers who work hard everyday to make wishes come true for children. Yes, mothers are the very first fairy godmothers. They grant wishes on a daily basis. So today, go grant a wish for your mom! We’ll throw in a little extra fairy dust.

-Daedalus Shortglow, Chief Executive Wish Officer

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Gargajo


GARGAJO

Con un carraspeo de coraje e indignación

Soltó aquel magnífico agente purificador

Claro y transparente como el agua

Sirvió para desempañetar los cristales de la división

Ahora está más limpia

Podemos ver por donde traza la costura

Y como una chispa en la yerba sureña durante el verano

Enciende el fuego de las diferencias

Se dejan ver claras las prioridades

La red se ofende con las encimas de su garganta

Mucho más que con la horca que llevan en el cuello

Más que con el caldo de un violador

Y con esa escupieron los insultos

Permiso para  volver al discurso de los pelús

No olviden ofenderse también por los sobacos

Aquí si vas a faltar el respeto más vale que uses corbata

y traje de diseñador

Bendito fue ese buche maravilloso

Que con su puntería permite ver el calibre a nuestro alrededor.

©2017 Maricel Jiménez Peña

Yadier Molina Speaks to Adam Jones (Translated to English)


So apparently, after yesterday’s WBC game, Adam Jones made some comments about what motivated the US team to win. It almost seems like it was envy, or what we in PR call “estar moldío” because we had a big celebration planned for our team. Today, when our team arrived in Puerto Rico, Yadier Molina reacted to Adam’s comments (original video in Spanish). I’ve translated it so that Mr. Adams and the rest of the USA team may understand.

Transcript, Yadier Molina and interviewer:

Female Interviewer: “Yadi, we know there were some comments by Adam Jones. Adam Jones is your friend and mine. Since you know him, do you think that maybe they misinterpreted the fact that Puerto Rico had a parade and a plane?”

Yadier Molina: “Definitely. Obviously, Adam Jones is playing his role of team captain over there and talking things that he doesn’t know about. Honestly, he needs to instruct himself better because he shouldn’t have made those comments public like that and make fun of our ways the way he did. He needs to apologize to our people because, I don’t care, obviously we all wanted to win, but he didn’t know what this meant; being there, getting to that place, because our country… That’s why I’m sending him this message, telling him: Look at this! Right now you’re at spring training working and we’re here with our people, with our silver medal and you have a gold medal and you’re working and we’re here with our silver medal celebrating with the people of Puerto Rico. You don’t know what it’s like to celebrate like that.”

So anyway, we had our parade, welcomed our team with lots of noise and are feeling ridiculously proud of 2nd place. Here’s a video of the team’s arrival.