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Saturday, October 21, 2006

HELP NEEDED

Please read the below story and do what you can to help????


Hi everyone...

below is an email from my sister's boyfriend's brother..... His wife was kidnapped and he needs everyone's help he can get...Please read the email from Joe, and try to forward it on to as many people as you know might be willing to help...This is a very sad story and it hits close to home for me...thanks

Its really in the name of love

demanda


From: Joe Papp [mailto:joe.papp@adelphia.net] Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 10:08 AMTo: Papp, David (US - Boston)Subject: American Citizen's Wife KidnappedI hope you're well. Something terrible has happened. My wife YulierRodriguez Jimenez (a world-class cyclist in her own right) has beentrying to join me in the USA for three months. She's Cuban, and was tohave arrived in the USA two weeks ago tomorrow from Venezuela. However,she was kidnapped in Venezuela by state security agents on the 7th ofOctober and is to be (or already was) deported back to Cuba, where shemay face imprisonment and torture. Right now, the only thing that cansave her is getting publicity for her case, and pressuring governmentofficials to intervene.The story was covered on the front page of a Pittsburgh daily newspaperon Wednesday. I link to it on my site here:http://joepapp.com/index.php?page=detailsnews&element=205What I'm asking is that you share this link and the story with everyoneyou know, but especially media and PR people. This is an impact issue,it's something that has good media bite because it's a human intereststory with a geopolitical component. I'm not a political guy, however,and I could care less about winning votes for someone. What matters tome is that my wife not only isn't with me in the USA, but she stands tobe "disappeared" by agents of a communist dictatorship and I'll doanything to save her. Yuliet (she goes by "Yuliet," though "Yulier" is her legal first name)is a great cyclist. She was 5th at the Junior Worlds, and top-10 in boththe women's tours of Spain and Italy.But this situation is something that transcends sport, that transcendspeoples' opinions of me or their politics. This is about a sweet,beautiful woman who is about to suffer god-knows-what pain and misery atthe hands of some very, very evil people. If this case can get more publicity, and if people are motivated to calltheir government representatives and ask them to pressure the Venezuelanand Cuban governments to divulge information on the condition andwhereabouts of my wife, well, that's all I'm asking. To contact Rick Santorum's office in Pittsburgh:* Pittsburgh Office:Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene,Indiana, Westmoreland, Washington100 West Station Square DriveLandmarks Building, Suite 250Pittsburgh, PA 15219Tel: 412-562-0533Fax: 412-562-4313Or email: Christine_Irwin@Santorum.senate.govIf Rick Santorum doesn't represent you, you can find contact informationfor your Senators here:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.

If I thought I didn't have anything to live for when I was done cyclingin Italy, well, now I really realize what a dope I was. I had everythingto live for w/ my beautiful wife. But now that's been taken away fromme, and well ... I'm sure you can imagine what that is like.If you would read the story, send one email to Santorum asking them torequest information from the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, inaddition to planning faster processing of my wife's visa request (#HAV2005594021) if she is located, well I would really appreciate it, aswould Yuliet. And then if you can forward this email to just one person,and ask them to do the same, we may save her yet.

Sincerely yours,----------

Joe PappJoe.papp@adelphia.net(412) 478-3661

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So much has changed

So much has changed since I last signed on to my trustee blog, but It feels good to be back here...like visiting an old friend.

I joined the Roller Derby back in March ... CT Rollergirls...it's quite an exciting thing...check out our website at www.ctrollerderby.com

We've got our first official Exhibition Bout coming up on the 10th of December, so if your in CT you should come and watch...It'll be worth every second.

I started the derby with a friend... we kept saying to each other, well, we'll just try it out for a month and see if we like it, and wouldn't you know, here we are 7 months later, she's the captain of one of the teams, and I'm Vice Chairwoman. It consumed every bit of us, and although it can be overwhelming at times...It certainly has turned around some of my feelings of being lost, like I've actually found a place that I fit.

This has been an incredible catalyst to my growth ... and a very interesting part of my healing process...

I'll be back more frequently I'm sure...

Hope to see you all soon
"Demanda Beatin"
as they call me in Derby

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

She winked at me from the clouds as I drove up over the crest of the hill,
she showed her face for a moment in the day...

I love when they are both out at the same time... King of day and Goddess of night
She only shows her self to those who look for her when daylight is ... daylight

But I caught her...and I thanked her for all the love she bestows as I sleep...
and I thanked her for all the times she caught me in the midst of my falling...
and I told her thanks for all she didn't have to do but chose to do anyway...

She winked from the clouds as I drove up over the hill's crest,
and I was pleasantly surprised to see her face...for a moment in the day...

She spread her joy like the legs of a lover ...
and just as quickly she will show her wrath like the hand of a killer

to be continued

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

November 22

It has been such a long time, I almost forget how to post on this blog...

I have been so busy with work, and life that I find very little time for the simple pleasures like blogging, eating, and many other things that I used to find time for ...

I must figure out a way to manage time better....

There is plenty of time for other people to accomplish most things in one day...

I guess it is just a matter of figuring it all out...

Well, life here is good aside from no time ...

and I wanted to just check in and let every one know I still exist...

I will try to write more soon...and something with more depth...

miss you all bloggers of blogland...

see you soon...

Monday, September 26, 2005

My Absence

I apologize for my absence here at blogger...but I have excellent reason behind it...

I landed a wonderful job as a Massage Therapist and Reiki Master...I am finally working and not only working but working on the path that I have been called to...my passion...my life...

Things have been beautiful because of this job, and I can't be happier...but I have very little time for the things I used to do...so bear with me as I go through this change, I have not forgotten you I will return soon...

Much love to all of you...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Word of the Day: Balance

What is Balance?

equity, symmetry, correspondence, poise, control, stability, compare, consider, weigh, level, contrast, proportion, equalize, harmony, remainder, give and take

Yin/Yang ... Chakra Balancing ... Energy Flow ... Standing on Two Feet/One Foot ... Walking Thin Lines ...

Balance is one of those words that has many different meanings...Some of us don't really experience or recognize the complete distress of being "out of balance" until we try to take our first steps, or that exciting but frustrating first bike riding lesson...when you think you've got it and your parent lets go to set you free and you don't really have it... and you're sent tumbling into the bushes...

but balance occurs in our bodies long long long before those experiences...it is almost perfect in us when we are infants, toddlers, even once we've reached kindergarten...balance is perfect health...balance is understanding the polarity ... duality... the feminine the masculine... Goddess and God... the elements earth air water fire ...

we lose balance as life takes ahold of us...throwing us wildly into the unknown with little support, or nowhere to turn...we lose balance when we forget that we are in control...we are powerful...we are the only ones who can restore balance ...

in Traditional Chinese Medicine, or ancient thought...it is believed that illness or disease occurs only when there is an imbalance of something... an imbalance that stops the Chi or life force from flowing fluidly throughout our inner and outer selves (aura)...

It is believed that everyone should attempt to create balance in their lives in order to remain healthy... eat balanced meals...balance fun with responsibility... balance earth with spirit...(but never forget that earth is spirit)

So these are just some of my ideas of what balance is to me...but

What is Balance to you?