So it’s both sad and family that Hispanics have been racist toward me because I generally look like your average White guy. Some of those Spanish named places in St. Augustine come from my family. I’m not just part Spanish–I’m part Spanish Injian and the Seminoles are American Injian-there’s a difference like there is a a reason I prefer to spell Indian as Injian–technically Indians are from India and the terms Native American or Amerindian doesn’t not the early tribes in Florida were linked with the Spanish not what we term as American.
Lake City (Florida) was a Seminole village named Alpata Telophka which translate to Alligator Town an before that–a Timucuan village and one of the locations for a Spanish Mission operated when the Spanish ruled Florida. My Native American ancestor with a Spanish name lived in Alligator Town with one of the Osteen brothers. The Spanish name and her presence in Alligator Town makes it likely she was a product of the Spanish Missionary system and either a Timucuan or Yamasee because both tribes could be found in these Missions. Many Timucuans rebelled against the Spanish in 1656 and the Spanish Mission fully system collapsed in 1704. In all likelihood, descendants of my grandparents can claim ties to the Spanish and the Timucuans of this particular time period because my Spanish ancestors were documented as being here and Spanish Injian (my preferred spelling) ancestor projects to being here even though the natives lost their contact to documentarians, as the Mission system fell apart. My novels were inspired by the fact my ancestors fell on opposite sides of enemy lines–many times; such as, Spanish Catholic and French Huguenot and this conflict between the Spanish and the Spanish Injians.
I’ve always see a catch-22 in the worship of false gods and this is the reason I generally get past the ‘I don’t know stage’ of religious belief and forever trapped in the purgatory of an agnostic soul. Pedophilia in the Catholic Church has made the news again and will continue to do so because of the bureaucratic style of governance deployed by that particular faction of religion. Protestants groups who branched off the Presbyterian movement (in 16th century Scotland) vote for their leaders and don’t have a large bureaucratic layer in which to protect loathsome pedophiles in such the way the Catholic Church does. Yes, pedophiles can be found in Protestant churches but system doesn’t off great ability to cover-up such actions. Religions are the oldest hate groups so I find it fair to throw a bit of hate back on certain issues
I without a doubt throw hate at the Catholic Church, but I attack their management style not their theistic belief. The Catholic Church is a hate group which never would have offered the Protestants gave when establishing American rights. I’ve also come to hate White-elitist Liberal Jews because they are awfully ‘anti’ to Protestants. Israel is a Jewish state, but the Protestants never dip past the deist level when crafting America—yeah, they put in that ‘in God we trust ‘ line, but they didn’t force Christ down people’s throats so those of Jewish or Muslim belief can feel just as comfortable in saying, ‘in God we trust’. Jews in the America’s entertainment industry love to make up antisemitic characters but anti-Semites in America are an extreme minority Jews show a lot of anti-Protestant views but Protestants don’t reciprocate. The International fellowship of Christians and Jews run a barrage commercials asking Christians to help Jews in the Ukraine and Israel–would they be doing that in an antisemitic country? No; thus the antisemitic stereotyping is the true hate-speech and that comes from those White-elitist Liberal Jews in Hollywood. My Protestant relatives on my dad’s side of the family are not hateful of anybody and don’t deserve the stereotyping which often come with being Southern. My mom’s side of the family is more complicated and the mixed race family in Peter Matthiessen’s trilogy which begins with Killing Mr. Watson is a must read, in understanding their attitudes.
The two large sects of Judaism were the hate groups to Jesus’s sect, the Essene’s (I did a post–The Jewish Sect of Jesus) Christians led by the Catholic Church flipped the tables an went back at Judaism Protestants tried a more moderate approach, but they in turn are often attacked in the country they but and none serve on the fully Jewish-Catholic Supreme Court. and only the un-Protestant Episcopalians have serve in recent years. My novels revolve around the warring factions in my ancestry and how they came together in Florida. My blogging ability has been limited when I didn’t sign up for a new internet service after my modem died. I most likely will move in the coming year and I just settle with my cell phone limits. Yeah, I could be more active but it’s hard to be motivated when I don’t average much more than a dozen hits a day.
Things going on and I doubt anyone cares, so blog posts will be infrequent and comments unanswered.
and the brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte. The two mention are shown on the outer edges in the image above and the other son (Prince Achille Murat of Joachim) is shown in the center. Prince Achille and his wife (the great-grandniece of George Washington), lived for many years in Florida and died here. My novels involve Florida trivia an I may rewrite a chapter using Odo and his shape-shifting abilities to allude to this Florida link. Gene Roddenberry attended the University of Miami, so I have another link there.
I have reason to believe my ancestor was a close friend of the eccentric prince.
The Big Bang Theory has been a reliably humorous show for several years, even though the quality has been declining. They’ve span off one show, but I suggest they use the comic book shop as Sam Drucker’s General Store. Frank Cady’s character appeared in Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and The Beverly Hillbillies. Keven Sussman who plays Stewart even resembles Fran Cady who plays Drucker. A new show with comic book geeks could be a great spin-off.
Some people want fake followers, I don’t. WordPress dumps some of the span-type followers and I dumped some myself, When I follow someone, I actively follow them and can only handle a limited few and I almost exclusively follow fellow authors because I want to pick up tips. About a dozen of my posts keep a steady stream of traffic to my site, but I rarely draw more than thirty a day. My site contains an Amazon link to my novel, so traffic brings better odds of a sale, but it’s still slim pickings. What affects the Google algorithm for searching besides the days’ news, I surely don’t know, but I’m certain the news plays a role.
The song, High Hopes, comes from the movie, A Hole In The Head, and I alluded to the song, in my second novel. The following sentences refer to two recognizable elements, in the song:
Like the rubber tree plant, I’m immune to shock. Maybe an ant singing Sinatra could shock me, not much else.
I’ve decided to do a rewrite because I foresee a possible problem. The movie categorizes as Florida trivia; which, I heavily use, so I’ sort of bummed that I need to make the change, but better safe than sorry. The next line shows a symbol of high hopes, so the song was a perfect choice.
Fred Gwynne, who played Herman Munster, spent part of his childhood in Florida. The actor is one of the many who made a pit stop, in my state. I may mention the actor, in the second novel.
Wikipedia provides the following credits for the picture:
Description: Photo of Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross as Muldoon and Toody from “Car 54, Where Are You?”.
Date On earliest date stamp, only 1962 can be fully read.
Author NBC Television
(Reusing this file)
Pre-1978, no mark
Ted Cassidy, who played Lurch, is one of the many celebrities who passed thru Florida. He went the Stetson University in DeLand, Florida; and if course, he played basketball and football. I often allude to celebrities with connections to Florida, in my novels, but I haven’t added him yet, but may do so, soon. One piece of trivia about Cassidy which I recently learned–he voices the introduction to The Incredible Hulk, the TV series which starred Bill Bixby