Donations at La Casa Azul Bookstore HAVE ENDED!
Thank you to La Casa Azul Bookstore, their staff and volunteers, for taking the weekend to collect donations.
Bring Cash, Clothes, & Canned food on the night of the above #HealingElBarrio fundraisers by Camaradas El Barrio
Week long donations now being collected at:
The Office of Assemblyman Robert J Rodriguez
March 18th-21st (9am - 5pm)
-Canned & packaged foods
(Suggested: Canned foods with pop-top lids, low sugar cereals, fruit juice, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned vegetables, tuna, and canned: stew, chili, soup)
(Suggested: Toothpaste, diapers, baby bottles, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, bandaids, razors)
55 East 115th St
New York, NY 10029
The Mayors Fund
The Griselde Camacho Memorial Fund
Help Liseth Perez Recover
Office of the Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito
East Harlem Preservation
NYC Office of Emergency Management
A ton of amazing work is being done to help get El Barrio back on its feet after this disaster. This list is by no means definitive.
If you hear of other relief efforts taking place or would like to help set one up in your hood email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew J. Padilla
Creator of El Barrio Tours
8 dead in East Harlem. As many as 60 injured. Show your support for their families and our community.
Donations to explosion victims can be made at La Casa Azul Bookstore till 3/16/14 (Site: http://luchalibrosnyc.blogspot.com/)
Details on further relief efforts coming soon
Andrew J Padilla
El Barrio Tours
LOVE TO HARLEM
71% of participants failed this simple, yet life-changing challenge, quoting lack of time. 71% of participants did not even find 5 min per day to be happy. Do you?
100 HAPPY DAYS! I am not calling this a challenge but calling it a game to play! and my picture is at #100HAPPYDAYS on facebook and twitter :) Play with us!!
I do not miss having to dumpster dive for food. Or having to go to the Kettle for lunch. Or counting pennies, nickles and dimes to buy a few veggies. I especially do not miss being hungry.
So eternally grateful that I am not struggling for food any more.
if you are hungry, i will help feed you or find you the resources you need. ANY TIME
1 Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.
2 Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be the best thing you ever do for yourself. This book is about becoming a writer from the inside out. Many later advice manuals derive from it. You don’t really need any others, though if you want to boost your confidence, “how to” books seldom do any harm. You can kick-start a whole book with some little writing exercise.
3 Write a book you’d like to read. If you wouldn’t read it, why would anybody else? Don’t write for a perceived audience or market. It may well have vanished by the time your book’s ready.
4 If you have a good story idea, don’t assume it must form a prose narrative. It may work better as a play, a screenplay or a poem. Be flexible.
5 Be aware that anything that appears before “Chapter One” may be skipped. Don’t put your vital clue there.
6 First paragraphs can often be struck out. Are you performing a haka, or just shuffling your feet?
7 Concentrate your narrative energy on the point of change. This is especially important for historical fiction. When your character is new to a place, or things alter around them, that’s the point to step back and fill in the details of their world. People don’t notice their everyday surroundings and daily routine, so when writers describe them it can sound as if they’re trying too hard to instruct the reader.
8 Description must work for its place. It can’t be simply ornamental. It usually works best if it has a human element; it is more effective if it comes from an implied viewpoint, rather than from the eye of God. If description is coloured by the viewpoint of the character who is doing the noticing, it becomes, in effect, part of character definition and part of the action.
9 If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.
10 Be ready for anything. Each new story has different demands and may throw up reasons to break these and all other rules. Except number one: you can’t give your soul to literature if you’re thinking about income tax.
I made some bison chilli and organic corn bread. And it was delicious!
Mayra de Wilde by Heather Hazzan
It feels SO GOOD to see an image of a woman, rocking her hotness, who reflects my body type!
Mayra de Wilde by Heather Hazzan
The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run this ad during the Super Bowl. You should watch it and share it anyway.