Voting is still the easiest way to get a happy buzz, one of participating with one's neighbors and as well as the civic duty. It isn't fattening or in any way bad for one!
But -- I do wish we had better choices for mayor. I don't like any of them, including the present mayor. At least our district had some excellent young, committed candidates, who are working hard on the local level to protect our neighborhoods from being completely eaten by the global oligarchy of the obscenely wealthy global corrupt criminals.
El V will bring back cigars for the Church staff from his quick Cuban trip next week. The Jose Martí Airport re-opened today.
More to the point, what he's taking down there -- everything he can pack into a single piece of luggage. People need everything. As with all the other islands damaged and / or destroyed -- it's really hard right now to get things in or even impossible to get to them, or to get off them.
We're trying to figure out an agenda and call a meeting very soon among some of our friends, as to how to begin ramping up donation efforts. For people here in the US just providing money into the hand is the very best thing to do. W have the the entry and connections to do that, meaning that the money goes to those who need it and the person bringing it won't be keeping or skimming.
Remember -- the last place anyone should be donating to is the Red Cross. They keep the largest percentage for themselves -- and sometimes all of it. That actually hasn't changed since the scandals of Katrina. The reality is that the Red Cross is in the business of selling your blood for their profit. They may not have started off that way, but that is what they have become.
. . . .UPDATE: The Havana Music Conference has been postponed, we have just learned, due to the extensive flood and wind damage and all the rest of the damage in Havana and other parts of of Cuba. El V will probably go to Havana next week, even so. Lots of things to bring, and a general survey in terms of the Cuba group visits should be accomplished.