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Feeling like a pawn?

Feeling like a pawn?

Yes, we are all pawns with every keystroke and every website we visit it opens up “Pandoras Box” of commercialism.

I was reading a BBC News article: “YouTube stars' fury over algorithm tests” and it was another confirmation that we are pawns.

Not just YouTube, algorithm is math, it is not a test, it is a way of life today.  We are constantly being asked which way we prefer to view commercials on telephone apps etc. Facebook and Browsers do it all the time but quietly, they know who you are by what you select or don’t select.


por Marie M. Rivera

La vida es como la profundidad del mar, de gran alcance
Conduciéndonos en muchas direcciones
Los corales en las aguas poco profundas
Envían un beso de la vida
Colores radiantes como el abrazo de un amante

Pero en el fondo, el frío adormece todo sentimiento
La incertidumbre de la oscuridad
Un eco, el tambor de la ejecución
Un eco, el latido de mi corazón

El silencio me rodea como una noche fría
¿Dónde está el calor del abrazo de mi amante?


by Marie M. Rivera   

Life is like the depth of the sea, powerful
Driving us in many directions
Corals in the shallow water sending a kiss from life
Radiant colors like a lover’s embrace
But in the depth, the coldness numbs all feeling
The uncertainty of the darkness
An echo, the drum of execution
An echo, the beat of my heart
Silence surrounds me like a cold night
Where is the warmth of my lovers embrace?
Where is my next season?
Silence surrounds me like the dark of no season

Guns Kill!

Every day we hear about a shooting...  

Sadly, again early morning news about a shooting, this one at Pulse club in Orlando with 42 injured and about 20 dead.  My prayers to the families and friends of those who were killed.
Guns in the hands of people who are hateful and want to cause harm are dangerous, we need control.  The right to bear arms is a constitutional rightBUTnot everyone should have a gun in their hands.  

We can not wait till, we are so outraged because a family member or friend was impacted by a delusional hateful shooter.

The Art of Chaos and the Ego

Hate comments, even jokingly is bullying and it thrives everywhere on the Internet. Bullying, which is being mean to the point of causing mental and physical harm is NOT NEW.
Throughout the ages we read about people inflicting mental anguish and physical pain to booster their personal esteem, as if by magic, being evil minded gives the illusion of being a strong, victorious person. But sadly, these people, with big egos that function by disruption use chaos as their major tool of mind control.

Arts to Feature on ArtReviewPR.com

Looking for Arts to Feature onArtReviewPR.comwho are "Puertorriqueños"   

Paintings from:
Santiago Lopez de Jesus is a true master painter and native of Puerto Rico who started his formal training in traditional art and illustration in 1960 at New York Institute of Technology after his military duty ended.  He also took private classes from 1961  to 1965 with Greg Chapain, French master painter  and with Rogelo Vilarchasso a Spanard master painter.  

Painter of Taíno Indians

People with no kids don't know - Hilariously Funny!

Indigenous Festival ~ Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Indigenous Festival  

Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Held every November 19th 
to celebrate the discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus.

Beautiful festival full of Taino exhibitions, artisan crafts and dancers.

A pageant with a young 
Taino Maiden Queen.

Great food, artisan crafts, 
lost of fun, dancing in the streets.


Festival Indígena de Jayuya

Se celebra cada 19 de noviembre
para celebrar el descubrimiento de Puerto Rico por Cristóbal Colón.

Hermosa festival lleno de exposiciones de los Taínos, artesanías y bailarines.

Tsunami of Life Events

Hi Friends, 

Have you ever stepped into a black hole and woke up years later?  Well, it does happen and its not Alzheimer's.  Then what is it?

It's a tsunami of life events that overwhelm you, then it spins you like a tornado dropping you in a daze.  Disoriented, crashing down like a meteor that leaves you wondering what is next.  No surprise, it happens to me and I'm sure to you yet we survive those tsunami days that rocks our tranquility, our balance in life.

For the love of Joey

For the love of Joey,

Brave children fight what they can not understand and these same children are giants among little people who do not understand.  Life is not perfect, we are not perfect, but with the love of a Special Mother, a little boy named Joey grew into a compassionate loving person whose will motivate others.  This I observed on the internet group he started, he shares his love.Being a mother, I understand the bonds but now being a mother again to a less fortunate child, I too share my LOVE with him and with you.

Interview with Alfredo Bauza, Artist

Interview with Norm Chomsky

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Chomsky & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue (OFFICIAL) - (Part 1/2)
Join intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics is...

First Time

First time I wrote in a lonely place, emotions filled the night air.

Words dressed in tears gave me solace, yet the night wind tormented me.

The night wind laughed as love rocked me in its arms and bathed me in tears.

Don't worry my love whispered the night wind, this is not goodbye.

Marie M. Rivera

Great Article about Age Proofing Your Brain

Take Dance Lessons

Play an Instrument which is a language

Learn a Foreign Language

Great Article, click on the title to read.
Yahoo Health Posted February 6, 2015

Color Me Red

There are 365 days in a year to feel the color red and celebrate the passion of love. The fire of life and not just once a year.

Do we need to celebrate the passion of life everyday of our lives? I certainly haven't done it. My life, since I can remember has been a roller coaster of emotions with love, tears of laughter and that hollow sensation of sorrow and loss. The answer to this dilemma, my dilemma is easy, I can just park my emotions in a Utopian plateau and engrave a smile on my heart.

Promes de Los Tres Santos Reyes

Promesa de Los Tres Santos Reyes

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01 Promesa de Los Reyes
2015 La Promesa Irizarry


This is dedicated to my family, friends and friends yet to meet.


If I had a magic wand this new year, 
I would shower you with…

Serenity to bring you inner peace.
Fresh waters of spring to rejuvenate you
and wash your sorrows away.
Abundant tears of joy to bring you the essence of love.
And may you learn from any tears of sadness you encounter.
Abundant blessings from heaven to bring you laughter and joy.
And patience for those sour moments that may come your way.

Orlando Laureano - The Man & His Music

Orlando Laureano
Parts 1 and 2. ----- The rehearsal of Musica Tipica in Caguas was cancelled. We hope to bring you that portion soon and his group that sings Promesas during the Christmas season.

Roland's Pirate Expo

Events for Art Review Puerto Rico

Coming Events:
Artist from Arecibo PR

"The Man and His Music"

We welcome all comments and encourage artist, muscians and authors of Puerto Rican descent who would like to have a video interview which will be featured on the website ArtReviewPR.com 

Damos la bienvenida a todos los comentarios y animamos artista, muscians y autores de ascendencia puertorriqueña que le gustaría tener una entrevista en vídeo que será presentado en el sitio web ArtReviewPR.com 
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