Saturday, April 18, 2009

CRTA Notes

CRTA has been characterized by grass-roots activism.
All its officers serve without pay.

Who can give us biographical information on Laura E. Settle, the first president of California State? There is no mention of CRTA in Wikipedia!

What connection did Ethel Andrus Percy, founder of AARP, have with CRTA?

I wonder how candidates and winners of college scholarships for future teachers are selected by CRTA.

California has not yet reduced obligated contributions to the state teachers' Retirement Fund or to the Supplemental Maintenance Account for purchasing power protection. I wonder how much SS would pick up if they did.

Is associated with CRTA?

We realize that we can accomplish more united than each of us can alone. United we can accomplish more than each of us can alone.

"Guayangareo," Valladolid, Morelia

Morelia, Micioacan in prehispanic times was once likely called "Guayangareo." In a colonial time it was called Valladolid. The older downtown section of the city still has a noble and lordly aspect of the epoc of the viceroys. It was designated a Cultural Patrimonony of Humanity in 1991.

In the older part of this fine Mexican city the Cathedral dominates the skyline. Many of the streets of this part of the city end at a temple or monestary, seemingly built with the intention of being roads to faith.

Morelia may be an excellent place for the history buff to begin his study of hispanic Mexico.

The greater city of Morelia is a major cultural and artistic center with a great variety of cultural events and venues. Internation musical festivals are held in the city. It has its pleasant zoo and interesting planitarium. It has one of the better Orquidariums and an amazingly great variety of museums.

The city is less expensive than much of Mexico and has really great food.

Nearby is the "Rout of Health" into the area of hot water spas in the very attractive highlands. Nearer yet are 'typical towns like Charo, Capulo, and Cuizeo which are a pleasure to visit.


Friday, April 17, 2009


This Earth may be a mote in a Universe of billions of galaxies, but it is bigger than your world and mine.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blog-sites Host

I need, want, desire, a person with whom I can speak who will a good job of hosting my blog-sites appropriately.

Blog Host.

I really want and need a suitable host for this site.

Please put me on the tract toward a host for my blogs.

Please suggest a step I may take toward employing a host with whom I may speak.

Aspirated "S"

The ass doesn't know how to use the aspirated 's' correctly. Many a man and woman speaking in public know no better than that ass.

No Help from Blogger

I'm unable to change font size.
The only response that I have gotten from blogger is that there is no help available in my language!
When did blogger stop using English? Is this not English?
I need a host who supports their publishing program.
I need a host willing to speak with me in English.
I will begin looking for a more capable and accommodating host.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lebor Gabala Erenn

Did the Welsh priest, Nennius, write his History Brittonum before the Lebor Gabala Erenn was written? He does remind us of a succession of colonizations from Iberia. Timagenes of Alexandria's account of the Gauls in Continental Europe certainly was written before the LGE an little echos his work may be found in the LGE.

Appropriate trust in the Labor Gabala Erenn may tell us more of its writers than of the times of which they write. Still it does contain a history of early Ireland, twisted and distorted as it may be. For centuries before 1700 it was taken by many as the gospel of Irish history.

What did the poets(bards who wrote better than they sang) know? What can we learn from the poems we have of: Eochaid ua Flainn from Armagh, AD 936-1004; Flann Mainistrech of Monesterboice Abby, died Ad 1056; Tainaide, died 1075; Gilla Coemain mac Gilla Shamthainne who wrote about AD 1072?

We can be pretty sure that lots of Irish readers liked the LGE, for they copied and quoted it a lot. Some of the earlist extent works of the Irish go back to the LGE:
The Book of Leinster of about 1150 AD;
The book of Fermoy, 1373 AD;
The Great Book of Lecan;
The Book of Ballymote, 1391 AD.

The LGE was a major source for modern historians such as Geoffery Keating in his history of Ireland, Foras ar Eirinn, and the Annals of the Four Masters.

The biggest fiction in the LGE is the claim that the Gaelic conquest took place about 350 years ago and that the inhabitants of Christian Ireland were descendants of those Gaelic invaders. Ancestors of the Sheehans maintained there non-Gaelic culture until, at least 200 or 300 AD.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tohono O'odham

What's the difference between the Papago/Pima and the Tohono O'odham?
Does O' odham look Irish to you?

The Pima have something to do with sheets, don't they?

Have you seen the new Tohono O'odham National Cultural Center & Museum. I haven't.

Do you know anything about the tribes recent renewed cultural ties with people in Mexico?

The Tohono O'odham may be the largest American Indian nation in the US, except for the Navajo. Have the Tohono O'odham been in this land longer than the Navajo?

Who will go with me to the new museum? It is about 70 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona? I think that it is very near Sells, Arizona. Sells was thought of as the tribal capital. Organ Pipe National Park is right there. I remember a 7000 year old road heading south (and north) near there. I can almost hear the tiny bells that passed that way. It is an interesting area in which to cross the Mexico/US boarder. Wish I had thought of it coming back this time.

George W. Romney

Mitt Romney's father, George W. Romney, was born near Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico in Colonia Dublan, Galeana in 1907.

The Romneys lived in Mexico because of U. S. government opposition to polygamy, but moved to the US during the Mexican Revolution.

What connection did the Romney family have to the Mellon family?

River Travel. has been developing and pioneering expeditions on the rivers of Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, and India.

I'm no longer much for making these trips on my own. Still I am very capable of enjoying them with a reasonable and helpful companion.

"The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company 1865" is an adventure in itself. Check it out.

I'm willing to talk and I am still a good traveling companion for a person of some illumination interested in discovery.

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