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By Ricardo — 8 years ago
Hello fellow Jabber Loggers and Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today is the day that some take time out of their schedule to grill some fajitas, spend time with family, and have drinks. Why do we do this? Well, I believe it is just something that people have been brought up with. Something past down from generation to generation. Up until a few years ago I was under the same impression as others. We are celebrating our Independence Day. I remember as a teenager my family and I would go to the Civic Center in Holland, MI and they would have the place packed with those celebrating Cinco de Mayo. There were food stands, people dancing in respect to our culture, and the lowrider show in the parking lot. It was a good time but when some adults were asked about the reason for celebrating it was simply put that it was in celebration of our culture/heritage and our Independence Day.
Well this is not right and I never took the time to actually look into it until a few years ago when I had to do a video presentation for a speech class I was taking. I had to write a script and give my speech over web cam. My speech was based on Cinco de Mayo and it turned out that everyone I knew, myself included, was celebrating for the wrong reason. What fools! In our defense though we had been brought up with this idea. It’s almost sad in a way and all it took was a simple Google search to find the truth. From my previous post:
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at The Battle of Puebla on May 5th 1862. Mexico’s Independence occurred about forty years prior around September 27, 1821.
The celebration happens every year in the area that this battle occurred and when it was noticed in the United States it began in California. It was noted more for pride in our culture, heritage, and the strength of the people that fought. The pride, heritage, and strength for the people or La Raza has carried on so in that sense we celebrate for the right reason but not for our Independence Day. So in the end just remember, don’t be a pendejo. If you don’t know what a pendejo is it can stand for a lot of slang but it is mostly used to label one as a dumbass. Happy Cinco de Mayo!Post Views: 323
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Hello everyone! It’s very late and I’m up with a new podcast. It’s the second TestCast of the JCast and this one was done a little different. It was recorded off an app on my iPhone and I was outside once again. Although I think I was just rambling, I feel that today’s recording may have gone a bit more smooth. I went ahead and adjusted the fadeout on the intro and outro music so that the transition to the first topic and the end of the cast is seamless. I’m learning a lot and I enjoy doing this so there will definitely be more to come. TestCast 2 involves fireworks, the annoyed people that called 9-1-1 to complain, and a visit with a local K-9 Unit. Have a good one and make sure to listen and share!Post Views: 303
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good evening everyone and welcome to episode 22 of Within the Trenches. This is the last episode of the NENA conference series that were recorded in Lansing, Michigan at the Lexington Hotel. The entire week was great and I definitely learned a lot. I also gave my own presentation on how I got into the 9-1-1 profession and how I created Within the Trenches. Despite my nerves I was able to give an excellent presentation and I am looking forward to the next time I speak at a conference.
In this episode I was joined by my co-host Whitney. We had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah, Dispatch Operations Coordinator with Washtenaw County, Jennifer, a supervisor with Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority and Bob, who is the NENA Regional Director with Intrado. In the beginning of this episode Bob told us that this is the 27th year that Michigan has had this conference. This is something I never knew and it was interesting to listen to him give the history of this conference and how important it is.
We also touched on how important the profession of 9-1-1 is and how everyone in emergency services should do what he or she can to attend a NENA conference. This was truly an amazing week for my co-host, the show and myself. We are doing big things and making it happen. I want to personally thank everyone who helped me throughout the week. Most importantly I want to thank Jeri. If it wasn’t for your conversation with my assistant director I might have never applied to be a presenter. Thank you for everything! To those who I recently met and are helping to make things happen, I thank you and you will not be sorry. As always you can email the show at email@example.com and if you would like to know more about NENA, local conferences and membership please follow the link below.
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- What NENA is all about
- How each guest got involved in emergency services
- Next Generation 9-1-1
- Early memorable calls from each guest
- The importance of attending a NENA conference