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NO PLACE LIKE HOME | THE DISASTER DIARY: ENTRY 4
Imagine for a moment, if you will, being stranded in the middle of a rainforest in the dead of night, armed only with your natural abilities, instincts, intelligence and a dull machete.
I woke up this morning feeling depleted, defeated, deflated and depressed. It is now officially 2 weeks since we have been given the order to vacate and we are still staying in hotels. Before this whole ordeal, I thought my wife and I had pretty complicated, busy lives. We both have fulltime jobs and are fulltime parents with all the responsibilities and entanglements that come with it. On top of the day job, I also try to get some writing done when I am not changing pampers or picking up my oldest daughter from Tae Kwon Do.
I never in a million years would have thought I would be without a home to live in. My parents, hardworking immigrants from the Dominican Republic, came to this great country in the late 60’s with very little resources but an indefatigable will to work and to provide for their children. The values they have instilled in me have given me a solid foundation and have ensured that I, in turn, could do the same for my children. In 2001, my motherinlaw, my wife and I pooled our resources and purchased our first home in the town of Lodi in Bergen County, our own a little piece of the American dream.
“While investigating how to change the default language of Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows Vista, it became quickly apparent that Hispanics pay more. Six calls to various Microsoft support personnel confirmed that it is impossible for any version of Vista, except Business and Ultimate, to toggle the interface from English to Spanish. Business and Ultimate are the more expensive versions of Vista. While not Hispanic, it struck me as unreasonable and something that needed correction.”
RIPS HISPANIC VALUES ON EDUCATION By Carl Campanile, New York Post Herman Badillo has dropped a bombshell on his fellow Hispanics charging that too many are mired in poverty because they don’t value education. “Education is not a high priority in the Hispanic community . . . Hispanics have simply failed to recognize the overriding importance of education,” the first nativeborn Puerto Rican elected to Congress writes in his new book, “One Nation, One Standard.” “Hispanics have failed to assume responsibility for their children’s welfare . . . Hispanic parents rarely get involved with their children’s schools. They seldom…