Showing posts from August, 2013

The Dangers of the Occult

I practiced the occult in high school. Honestly, me and my friends had no idea what the hell we were doing. Saying and doing spells, etc. It wasn't until I played with a Ouiji board that things started happening. I started having horrible night terrors. I sank into a horrible depression and was constantly getting sick. The house had a feeling of sadness in it that wasn't there before. Then, I started feeling like something evil was in my room. I felt like I wanted to die. I stopped practicing it altogether after awhile. Now, I am Catholic. And even though I don't practice the occult anymore, there is a lingering feeling of uneasiness in me. I feel like there is something trying to stop me from gettting further in my faith. Everyday I have to fight it. I fight it with prayer, talking to friends in the faith, etc. The doors from that past are not completely closed. I'm not sure if there is ever a way to completely close it. The devil does anything and everything to try a…

Cholera in Cuba

If you are a human rights activist with knowledge of Cuba, then you already know about the Cholera outbreak in Cuba. The Castro regime has tried to downplay it for months. But now, many foreigners are contracting it. This is dangerous in many ways. The Cuban government has one of the worst healthcare systems in the world. Foreigners get better treatment than Cuban citizens. Cholera is deadly. And the Cuban government must get it under control now or else it will get extremely worse and put more Cuban lives at risk. Cubans are suffering so much under the Castro regime and now they have to be in fear of contracting something that can kill them. More pressure needs to be put on the Castro regime before more Cubans come down with it and die. If Cuba was free, this wouldn't even be happening.

Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors - Cuba -

Dad's Birthday

September 12th would be my father's birthday. He would be 96 years old. Yes, 96. He was 36 years older than my mother. He served in the Navy in WWII. he died when I was 4. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I really wish I could have known him. All I have are stories from family about him. I guess its better than nothing. I know I get a lot of my personality from him. My love of languages, cultures, etc. He was a part of the greatest generation. A generation of heroes who fought against communism and tyranny. This coming month, I will be getting a tattoo in his memory. It will have a sea anchor on it to honor his service in the Navy. Nothing will ever dull the pain of not having a father while growing up, but I do have comfort knowing he is watching me from Heaven and hopefully is proud of who I am.

The Pain of Exile

Very few people in the world know the pain of exile better than Cubans. For decades, their families have been separated because of a murderous, communist regime. I can't imagine the pain they feel. The worst is having a family member die and you couldn't say goodbye or be with them. That is the daily reality of Cubans in exile. I think that reality is summed up perfectly in the link below. A beautiful, heartbreaking post about exile and family. Written by Val Prieto at Babalu Blog , it is a must read and make sure you have tissues ready. You will cry reading it. One day, Cuba will be free. And families won't have to go through this anymore.

Recipe for Spoonburger

My cousin asked me for the recipe today for Spoonburger which reminded me that I haven't had it in awhile. I thought that I would post the recipe on my blog in case anyone wants to try it. Ingedients:1lb. Ground Beef
A couple of cans of Chicken Gumbo Soup
Mashed Potatoes*First, you brown the ground beef and cook it all the way.*In a large bowl, combine ground beef and chicken gumbo soup. Do not condense the soup with water.*Add a little bit of mustard and ketchup at first. Mix and taste. Some people like it a little bland and others like it tangy. Keep on adding mustard and ketchup until it tastes right for you.*Spread it over mashed potatoes (or bread if you prefer that) and enjoy!