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rants: so-called heroes & fallen heroes & being disowned (revisited)

Joannes Antonius Michaelis Boniffaccini BoleaOne of my cousins (daughter of a maternal first-cousin of my father) found me in Facebook. I normally wouldn’t respond since no one really cares about this black sheep outsider, but this was different. This was Tina — the one who would rescue me from boring (painfully dull) family events and introduced me to The Rolling Stones as well as Indian food and even her faith in Islam. She, her younger sister, my oldest sister and my only brother are about the same age. They were close growing up and still are fairly close nowadays. I accepted her as a friend and sent her a message, which she responded shocking me.


“Tina, it’s great to see you again. I see that you haven’t changed. I’m surprised that you asked me to ‘friend’ you. After all, I don’t have any relation with anyone in the Boniffaccini side of the family starting with my dad.”

my cousin:

“I love you. You’re my baby cousin. Who you have or don’t have contact with is irrelevant. I was so happy to find you!”

Not too many things touch my heart, but my cousin’s words should did.


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Under the Thelian Sky, ebook ISBN 9781304215147, print ISBN 9781304301666Buy Under the Thelian Sky (print only) and save 40% using coupon FALLSALE40 today only!

God created mankind to his image not on Earth, but rather on MARS! When Mars could no longer sustain life, mankind had to escape and colonized Earth. Many years later, a study was written about the survival of mankind in Mars and its struggle in Earth led by Doctor Ajidan Edejem. We proved to be a species that has survived wars, slavery and other forms of abuse — always holding on to our faith in God. All the while, the government controlled by “them” wants to keep everything quiet and even kill him for telling others about the unavoidable doom. Years before the extinction of life in Mars, the Thelian society was perfect, yet corrupted. Life was easy, yet difficult if you were different. For every good person, like Ahila Keinj who found peace in The Faith, there were many willing to destroy it all for gain while “they” controlled the fate of many. At the end, an outsider simply known as Operative Logger 9C56 tries to fight “them” and stop “their” manipulation of history and mankind.

my mom’s trip to NYC

My 66-year-old mom stayed a week with us. My 5-year-old finally met his grandma and they clicked right away. He even did twenty (20) points as if it was a video game of some sort. Actually for my youngest son, life’s a video game. In any case, he behaved, ate properly and did whatever my mom asked him to do in order to get a toy he wanted very badly — Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision ($80 before sales taxes) for Nintendo Wii on the day of its release. He’s being playing ever since.

My mom even came with us to church although my 5-year-old didn’t want to participate in the choir — nothing new for his lazy self. I know he’d miss her. He even told her so when saying goodbye — something he’s never done before with anyone.

My 12-year-old, in the other hand, enjoyed his grandmother’s company and her constant hugging. He’d also miss his grandma in his own special way.

My psychologist spoke about the process of healing two weeks ago. In short, her ridiculously short visit was healing — something I’d have never expected. Said the latter, I’d truly miss my mom.

12 years after

Twelve years ago, some fanatic freaks in the name of religion destroyed the Twin Towers, part of the Pentagon and trashed a fourth commercial plane in the outskirts of Pennsylvania.

Religion had NOTHING to do with the stupidity, anger and blood-thirst of these animals. They simply used Allah (one of the many names for God) as an excuse to the DEVIL‘s work.

Close to 3000 people died that morning and many people are still dying of related respiratory and/or other deceases.

To make matters, 9/11/2012 (eleven later after the first attack, also on a Tuesday) more fanatics attacked the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and coldbloodedly killed everyone inside.

All the while, we still live in constant fear. Worse of all, the US may now invade Syria in the WAR ON TERROR false sense of security.

September 11 Photo Montage (Wikipedia)

Read more of what I dare to say (type) about the atrocities of the original 9/11 (12 years ago) and the second (mere a year ago).

  1. religion after 9/11 (03/17/2010)
  2. fear vs paranoia (05/21/2010)
  3. domestic idiots, NYC in danger (05/13/2010)
  4. broken back, broken hope, broken faith… no God? (07/27/2010)
  5. 9 years after (09/11/2010)
  6. 9 years after, 9 years of fear (09/11/2010)
  7. 9 years after: being upset (09/12/2010)
  8. Islamophobia? (06/08/2011)
  9. a decade later, still worried (9/11) (09/09/2011)
  10. Gott ist tot! (9/11) (09/11/2012)
  11. Gott ist tot! (9/11/2012, not 9/11/2001) (09/13/2012)
  12. Gott ist tot! (9/11/2012, not 9/11/2001), revisited (09/14/2012)

Maybe Nietzsche was right when he said, Gott ist tot!

Now read what FAPC included in its Facebook page — copied textually.

“A Psalm for 9/11, and for Syria.

Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation towards us.
Will you be angry with us for ever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
so that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps. (Psalm 85:4-13)”

rants: so-called heroes & fallen heroes & being disowned

Joannes Antonius Michaelis Boniffaccini BoleaIn the past three weeks, I’ve been using an application called Gramps to create my family tree. So far, I’ve found information on my paternal grandmother’s side of the family — whom we knew as Giovanni Boniffaccini Bolea, but whose real name’s actually Joannes Antonius Michaelis Boniffaccini Bolea (confusion due to the similitude on the pronunciation between Joannes and Giovanni & one N on the paternal surname). It doesn’t branch out backwards from my paternal great-grandfather the Italian side coming from Genova (not Veneto as I previously thought). It sort of dies with him. On his wife’s side (my paternal great-grandmother, it continues for one more generation (possibly late 1700’s). This research was originally done by someone who seems to be a very distant relative who doesn’t share of the surnames in the research. Needless to say (type), I can’t ask anyone in my paternal side of my family for further information as no one cares to speak to me — thanks to my own father disowning me as he prefers random women over his own children.

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