GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico
- Aug. 5, 2019
-- Puerto Ricans, let's look at ourselves in the mirror now that governor Ricky resigned.
It is not what you say, what matters is what you do and how you live your life. Model the behavior you want for your children and the rest will take care of itself. For my part, I have trained (120 games season) of baseball for adolescent children (not members of my family) mostly from New York City from 1997 to 2011. I gave love, time, professional advice and fostered a sense of self-regulation to the members of Youth Service League and the New York Grays Baseball organization;
while simultaneously requiring members to be accountable and to have high expectations for themselves on and off the field. Not all children can be professional baseball players, but all children can become employees or punctual entrepreneurs, professionals, respectful and hard- working. In 2012, my family opened an organic juice bar in my Park Slope Brooklyn neighborhood where I currently work 7 days a week. Despite growing up in a single parent home, I learned to express myself through writing and in key ways, playing, coaching baseball and the thought process involved in writing have filled the void created by my absent father. I often write with the hope of being a male role model for other children growing up without a dad, young adults that we find listening to music all over the island, hanging out in shopping centers, bars, posting on blogs, podcasts and videos online. Continue reading (in Spanish) http://stoopjuice.com/ricky-is-gone-now-what.pdf
or chapter 16 of "The Stories I Tell Myself" by Jose Franco http://stoopjuice.com/the-stories-i-tell-myself.pdf