Jo, one of my sisters called me, this morning…to say she couldn’t remember all of my 11 brother’s and sister’s birthday’s but she did remember how important this day was….Being that it’s September 29th which is National Coffee day ..it is indeed a very auspicious day ! We had a good laugh. A good way to start the morning , sister laughter and a cup of coffee ! But, it’s impossible to miss it on the news squished in between the articles of a Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price using costly governmental charter flights for personal usage , (with some business thrown in ) to the tune of $400,000.00 dollars. Please note he has decided to pay back $52,000.00 dollars to the USA treasury. Most insiders think this is highly hypocritical because in the background he is slashing programs that would support early childhood education, Medicare for Seniors even medical research and development. He also stands proudly near President Trump in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Not to get on the bandwagon but I just have to mention Steve Munchin and his new wife Louise . Not to long ago they both flew on a private governmental jet to Louisville , Kentucky where they went to a “Luncheon” then toured the nation’s gold vault then afterwards viewed the eclipse…All at the expense of American taxpayers. Amazing! Entwined with all swamp eater politicians articles are all the pictures of how Porto Rico got slammed by Hurricane Maria, promptly forgotten by most of United States residents because as some folks said” It really isn’t a state is it?” Strangely enough, there seems to be a tug-a-war for FEMA and finances to help band aid all the problems that ensued after Texas and Florida also got massacred . But as we can see a lot of the money and resources to build went to the Republican states where as Porto Rico has been led kicking and screaming into the shadows. So now we have to turn our heads to the opposite direction, get out our dancing shoes to celebrate this National Holiday… Oh wait …Im bad…It’s not a paid holiday…it’s only for free coffee at a few establishments (if you don’t forget your coupon.) I know I shouldn’t be a devil’s advocate but the original idea behind this day is to promote Fair trade coffee and raise awareness of the coffee growers. And coffee does come from Porto Rico as does sugar….Shouldn’t we be taking the plight of this island more seriously? If by what I read in the New York Times our president wants to drastically cut our immigration rates for countries far away…to a drip compared to the world’s rates…then I wonder how he would feel if the population of Porto Rico (which in 2016 was 3.411 million ) shifts to our immediate shores? Because they are U.S. citizens ! Since 1917, when U.S. invaded and colonized their shores. An important fact that most people just somehow seem to forget or never learned. Let’s think deeply …for a moment…. climate changes due to the world warming patterns changing …due to pollution….carbon footprints….planetary shifts of populations …due to climate changes affecting their crops and lives. An ongoing circle of change. Oh glory be…we can get free coffee at places like McDonald’s, Krispy Kremes, Cinabon, Pilot of Flying J, and Dunkin Donuts….Oh and don’t forget Ikea. Because you will need the caffeine to figure out the directions to put that six drawer bureau together without tears. I did think it was funny that one article listed the six most caffeinated cities …as Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and D.C. Where the heck is Minneapolis? So I decided if you can catch me …any time this weekend – I’ll treat you to a cup of coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day. Good Luck!