St. Augustine, Florida, is generally listed as the oldest (European-established) city in America, settled in 1565, but San Juan, Puerto Rico, was first established in 1508, the second oldest city in the Western Hemisphere. The island and the Taíno and Arawak people were discovered by Christopher Columbus and crew in 1493, during his second expedition. The island's natives were called "Indians" by Columbus who thought he had landed in the East Indies. - Wikipedia/ www.topuerto.org/ & various other sources
Please give to Edificio Cruz Roja Americana Capítulo de Puerto Rico/ Hurricane Maria: Predios de Centro Médico/ Calle José Celso Barbosa/ Río Piedras, PR 00935/ 787-758-8150
Please give to The Salvation Army/ Hurricane Maria: 1679 Avenida Juan Ponce de León/ San Juan, PR 00909/ +1 787-942-1110
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
Kevin O'Kendley: P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496, and 200 P Street, A-32, Sacramento, California, 95814, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical help is provided by an evolving computer genius, my son, Conor O'Kendley: A good kid with a great heart who can be reached at P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496. (Conor is in the Navy now, a swabby)
Photography provided by a visual artist, my daughter, Caitlin O'Kendley: a young woman with a beautiful soul. (Caitlin is in college now, a media-journalism student)
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