Saluting Heroes

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/07/2021 - 05:01

Something wonderful is happening in New York City. A ticker-tape parade along the canyon of heroes for our first responders.

New York City will honor “the heroes of the fight against Covid,” from healthcare professionals to bodega workers, with a ticker-tape parade.

Happy Anniversary

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 12:45

The Carters are celebrating their 75 years of marriage today. They are the longest in presidential history. Jimmy, 96, and Rosalynn, 93, mark this special occasion in the town where they met nearly one hundred years ago.

May God continue to bless this amazing couple of love birds in paradise after a young midshipman needed a date one evening while he was home from the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis so his younger sister paired him with a family friend who already had a crush on him from way back.

Florida Meets Elsa

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 09:04

The Sate of Florida is bracing for a potentially life-threatening storm surge ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa’s expected tour.

Elsa is expected pass near the Florida Keys Tuesday and move near or over portions of the west coast of the Florida peninsula.Tropical storm conditions, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall are possible along the Keys and portions of the west coast; along with isolated tornadoes throughout the state. Severe thunderstorms capable of mainly damaging winds are possible over a portion of the Northeast.

The Graveyard of Empires

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 08:13

The Russians were coming, came and left. Afterwards the American military gave it a long costly attempt, and now reportedly, China?

Nearly 20 years later and a countless loss of life with an alarming cost of trillions since US troops invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and attack al-Qaida, Americans are advancing a final withdrawal.

Celia Mi Vida

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:15

As we approach the anniversary of her death, it is most important to recall Celia's life of music and her patriotic integrity. 

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, known as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban-American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. Cruz rose to fame in Cuba during the 1950s as a singer of guarachas, earning the nickname "La Guarachera de Cuba"

Monday Mourning

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 10:11

I like to call City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise because it is a quaint peaceful place on the most northeastern point of New York City.

After I moved here a couple of decades ago I learned that this sleepy seaside village is the complete opposite of of Manhattan’s hustle and bustle. However, on Holidays, including July Fourth, City Island Avenue, which is the main strip crossing the mile-long tiny island, becomes a parking lot with folks celebrating at our many restaurants. Then, add the fireworks-worshiping neighbors and last night wasn’t fit for man nor beast.

Independence Day

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/04/2021 - 08:51

On this Independence Day,  Americans should be free from voter suppression and the deprivation of Our God-given rights: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed ... with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Fourth of July is USA Independence Day and a federal holiday since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

Truth and Democracy

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 14:24

The rise of Fascism in Spain followed a classic trajectory that can serve as a blueprint for how Democracy can be destroyed.  

My grandfather's family fled Fascism in Spain and my dad's family lost everything when we left Communism in Cuba. These facts underline how liars can dismantle our fragile Democracy.

No Masks Required

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 09:50

Not even The Crazy Tourist considered mentioning this free for all attraction on places to go and things to see at Grantham, England.