Thursday, July 28, 2016

video: madame president

I'm SO happy and grateful for Hillary Rodham Clinton!

I'M 100% WITH HER!

the sea breezes at paya

Paya Bay Resort is located on a small peninsula that juts out from the northeastern side of Roatan Island. Near constant 15 to 25-MPH tropical trade winds flow across and through the property about 85% of the year, day and night. These balmy sea breezes keep ambient temperatures cool and insects at bay. This natural phenomenon results in Paya Bay being an extremely low risk place for insect-related concerns. This is particularly the case during the dry summer season. Here in Roatan, we call the easterly trade winds "Nature's A/C"!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

video: this. this is a speech!

I LOVE my Leader of the Free World!

beautiful island art

Ruthlen has made great progress with the art she's creating for our rooms. Here's a sneak preview!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.


Don't let the gray hair fool you.
- CNN's Anderson Cooper, last night.

video: wéndeti nagaira

This new Honduras tourism promotion video is a very slick production! "Wéndeti nagaira" means my beautiful homeland in the Garífuna language.

2 for 1 summer sale

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pay attention to the present moment

It is only in the present moment that we experience being alive.

Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world that exists only in our heads, while we miss life itself. There is so much to be enjoyed and appreciated that we need to remember to pay attention to the present moment, because it is the only space in which we can experience being alive.
- The Daily Om

video: lena dunham and america ferrera at the dnc

"I am the proud child of Honduran immigrants. I am profoundly grateful for the access and opportunity that exists in this extraordinary nation." - America Ferrera

Sunday, July 24, 2016

washington post editorial excoriates donald trump

DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to be more fragile than we knew. Any one of these characteristics would be disqualifying; together, they make Mr. Trump a peril. We recognize that this is not the usual moment to make such a statement. In an ordinary election year, we would acknowledge the Republican nominee, move on to the Democratic convention and spend the following months, like other voters, evaluating the candidates’ performance in debates, on the stump and in position papers. This year we will follow the campaign as always, offering honest views on all the candidates. But we cannot salute the Republican nominee or pretend that we might endorse him this fall. A Trump presidency would be dangerous for the nation and the world.
- Washington Post

Wow. WaPo dropped a nuclear bomb on the Trump phenomenon. Total annihilation.