My facebook page always asks me: “what are you thinking?”

“What are you thinking?” this little block on top of my facebook page asks me every time I open it. I never took it seriously, I thought it trivial and impertinent. Today I did not see, much less read the question, I heard a shout: “hey, David, don’t you ever have a thought” and I felt offended and embarrassed. Of course I do, I responded to myself, I am always thinking, ruminating, soliciting and assimilating ideas; contemplating the surroundings , deliberating controversies, figuring alternatives, constructing convictions, questioning assumptions, rationalizing actions and behaviors, dreaming -day and night, experiencing emotions -happiness, sadness, compassion, indifference, concern, apathy, pride, shame, lucidity, confusion- meditating and pondering on the meaning of it all. YES I am thinking! and I am going to attempt to express it the best I can with my limited talent for clear and concise expression.
YES I am thinking! I am always thinking! It is just difficult to translate that process into words. But I am going to attempt  to communicate it the best I can with my limited talent for clear and concise expression. So, yes, this block is going to be filled more often answering the impertinent question. It will be written sometimes in English y otras veces en español. TO BE CONTINUED – Continuará…

Well, that is what I wrote last night for my facebook. Then came the frustration: it was too long, so I had to break it up into three parts in order to post it.  Then I thought: if I want to attempt to express what I am thinking, how can I do it?

I am a Cuban bloggers freak. I follow over 20 blogs from Cuba on a regular basis, including, of course, Yoani Sanchez’ Generation Y daily. Therefor a Blog was the answer and Brain Ruminations was born.


About David Sierra-Bolet

Born in Banes, Oriente, Cuba a cool, humid early morning in the United Fruit Sugar Company Hospital during the last weeks of World War II. Lived in many places, studied in many schools, exposed to many ideas: Banes - Colegio Los Amigos (Quaker); Puerto Padre - Colegio Wilminton (Quaker); Berea, Santa Clara (Interdenominational); Holguin, Cuba - Colegio Los Amigos (Quaker); Cardenas, Matanzas - Colegio La Progresiva (Presbyterian). Berea, Kentucky - Berea College Foundation School (Interdenominational) El Paso, Texas - Irvin High School (Public); Miami, Florida - Dade County Junior College (Public) - Florida International University (Public); Los Angeles, California (Pace Magazine, Up with People) From 1964 to 1965 visited most mayor universities in the SE of the US, as part of a group of speakers sponsored by Moral Re-Armament and inspired by Peter Howard's challenge to change the world through a personal moral re-evaluation. From 1965 to 1970 Traveled extensively with the musical movement Up With People. Visited many places, met many people, lived with many families: 42 States of the United States and Puerto Rico, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, England, Spain and Portugal. Worked as: Payroll Analyst - ADP, Miami Fl.; Budget & Planning analyst - Milgo Electronics, Miami Fl; Sales Manager - Airways and Airliner Hotels, Miami, Fl; Musical groups promoter - Megatalent Associates, Miami, Fl, Food & Beverage Director, Holiday Inn, Miami, Fl; Lipstik Club, Co-Manager, South Miami and North Miami, Fl; Crazy Jim Club, Gen. Mgr. Hollywood, Fl; Yvor Strip Club, Gen. Mgr. Tampa Fl; Utopia Club, St. Petersburg, Fl; Ponce de Leon Hotel, Front Desk Clerk, St. Petersburg, Fl; retired in St Petersburg, Fl.
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