Sunday, January 25, 2009

Huntington Beach/Concordia University, Irvine

January 14th/14 de enero
el miercoles por la tarde - el aire refrescante, el lameo de las olas, el mejor lugar para memorizar los discursos y hacer tareas.
Huntington Beach, California, January 2009

Wednesday afternoon - fresh ocean air, lapping waves, a perfect place to memorize speeches.
A perfect sunset. Una perfecta puesta del sol!

The Concordia Tournament in Irvine, CA. The stress, the joy, the long-days, the amazing students and wonderful speeches/debates and even some recognition for Risa and both of the girls' and their partners. Good work teams!
El Torneo de Concordia en Irvine, CA lleno de estress, gozo, dias largisimos, estudiantes con habilidades asombrosos y discursos y debates maravillosos, y hasta un poco de reconocimiento de sus esfuerzos para las ninas y sus companeros de debate. Buen trabajo!
Concordia University, Irvine, California, January 2009

We bookended our visit with beach time at my beloved HB pier/beach, spending the last day, Sunday, January 18th at the beach with friends before driving 8 hrs. home. Empezamos y terminamos nuestra visita playera en mi playa querida HB antes de manejar las 8 horas para llegar de nuevo a casa.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In With a New Speech Reminiscent of Old

1-19-09 Matin Luther King Jr:
" I've seen the promise land. I may not get there with you. But, I want you to know tonight that we, as a people will get to the promised land. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the Coming of the Lord."
1-20-09 Barack Obama:
"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you - we as a people will get there."

In honor of this new presidency and to mark the day as significant I prepared an Inauguration Meal - It was Black-Eyed Peas with Garlic and Greens and my delicious Cornbread (did I ever say that my Great-Grandma Mary was from Texas? Cornbread truly runs in the family!)
*2 lds kale or chard
*2 tbsps. olive oil
*3 cloves garlic
**2 cans/cooked black-eyed peas
*1 pinch red chili pepper flakes
*2 tbsps. cider vinegar
*zest from one lemon
Wash and chop greens into one-inch pieces. In large pot, boil greens until tender @ 10 min. In large skillet saute garlic in oil 'til golden. Add peas, pepper flakes and kale and cook briefly over low heat. Add cider viengar and lemon and serve! Mmm. I liked this vegetarian dish A LOT, but my family DID NOT.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Apostle's Creed

Credo de los Apóstoles
Creo en Dios Padre todopoderoso,creador del cielo y de la tierra. Creo en Jesucristo, su único Hijo, nuestro Señor. Fue concebido por obra y gracia del Espíritu Santo y nació de la Virgen Maria.Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato.Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado.Descendió a los infiernos. Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos.Subió a los cielos,y está sentado a la diestra de Dios Padre. Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar a vivos y muertos.Creo en el Espíritu Santo, la santa Iglesia católica, la comunión de los santos, el perdón de los pecados, la resurrección de los muertos, y la vida eterna. Amén.
January 5 - Twelve Drummers Drumming/Doce Tamborileros ( The Twelve Points of Doctrine in the Apostle's Creed)

January 4 - Eleven Pipers Piping/Once Gaiteritos ( The Eleven Faithful Apostles)

January 3 - Ten Lords A-Leaping/Diez Señores Saltando (The Ten Commandments)
January 2 - Nine Ladies Dancing/Nueve Bailarinas (The Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit)
January 1 - Eight Maids A-Milking/Ocho Lecheritas (The Eight Beatitudes)
December 31 -Seven Swans A-Swimming/ Siete Cisnitos(The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments)
December 30 - Six Geese A-Laying/Seis Mamá Gansas (The Six Days of Creation)
December 29 -Five Golden Rings/Cinco anillos dorados, (The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the History of Man's Fall from Grace.)