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E.T.SIMON ... Keeping the Bio Real and Transparent ...
E. T. SIMON is more often like a transplanted palm tree from the land of Santiago de Cuba where she was born to a Cuban, Tulane University, lawyer educated father and, a Mississippi, mother, great-granddaughter of American Revolutionary War hero, Brigadier General Andrew Pickens who is credited with the victory against the British in the Battle of the Cowpens. Although at times, E.T. Simon is more like, the fruit of the pecan of her Mississippi grandparents pecan farm of long ago, or even like the Sycamore so firmly rooted in the Florida Peninsula. As such, the daughter of bi-cultural, bi-lingual parents, E.T. Simon navigated the bi-cultural ties, bi-lingual shores of her birth, while learning to appreciate Cuban and Southern cuisine and cultures, from a very early age.

At the age of 15, two years after her mother's death, she dreamt about running away from her home to join the , "Bohemians" of the 1950s in New York's Greenwich Village and become a writer. She did not. In 1961, at the age of 18 her father sent her across the pond to her mother's family in Mississippi in an effort to keep her from falling prey to Fidel Castro's repressive agents who were on her trail for her opposition to Fidel Castro.
Bumpy rides, or not, In 1976, E.T. Simon, after twelve years of part time studies, with in-between times-off for parenting, obtained her B.A. in English with a Major in Literature and a double minor in Psychology and Philosophy. In 1985 she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling and in 1987 her License in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Her quest to pursue a MFA in Creative Writing was derailed when a stuffed shirt Chaucer Literature Professor graded her paper on The Prioress Tale short of the A she needed to establish her credentials in the MFA Creative Writing Program, even while receiving the support of the Academic Dean who told her with a certain urgency, "don't stop writing. You'll find a way."
Prior to pursuing her graduate studies in counseling, Ms. E.T. Simon joined a Creative Writing Group where she honed in on some of the art and craft of writing and had the pleasure of attending poetry readings by Tess Gallagher, Denise Levertov, Rutabaga Rose and others.
Following her 1985 graduation, Ms. E.T. Simon proceeded to work as a counselor/family therapist until 1998 when, following surgery, she became a near recluse and has remained a near recluse for the last twelve years or so.
It was during those years that she worked as a counselor/family therapist that Ms. E.T. Simon learned that grief is a powerful agent which often contributes to the derailing of families; that human hearts can bury grief for generations and generations with the grief popping up unexpectedly as a symptom anywhere, sometimes even in someone else further along in the generations.
Ms. E.T. Simon also learned that when careful unearthing of buried grief happens and a person is enabled to truly grieve the pain of a loss they have been holding on to for years, then rebalancing of the derailment takes place and true healing occurs.

Writing is a lifelong love of E.T. Simon's, and whether she kept her writings buried in dusty drawers, or shared them with university professors, writers' groups, editors, or published them, the writer's flame burns undying in her. The flame of truth also burns in her along with the need to stand up for the underdog, of which, today, she finds herself to be one. This blended well in her throughout her years of computer activism for peace and social justice.

E.T. Simon's articles have been published under the name of TERESA SIMON-NOBLE, the pen name of ELENA DUMAS; and at times, under the additional pen name of SKYAGUNSTA, or SKYAGUNSTA PICKENS, both of which are a direct reference to her great-great-grandfather Brigadier General Andrew Pickens who was named "Skyagunsta," by Native Americans who came to appreciate him as a man of conscience. Please also know that whether the articles have been signed with one name, or another; with a pen name, or another, the writings have always come straight from my heart, my perception, and my core values.
In other words, it has always been me, and only me, writing the articles.

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(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2009
With cool poise Obama delivers dagger to American people Standing with a cooler than kool poise before the microphones yesterday, Obama delivers a dagger to the American taxpayer.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A Juxtaposition of thoughts-My morning meditation on Christmas A juxtaposition of thoughts born out of my morning's meditation on Christmas and my posting of it on FB.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 3, 2011
The Mystery of a Trickle Down Economy The mystery of a trickle down economy is that in addition to being a ruse, it turns into a poop party on the receiving end.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Impudent Boldness of Barack Obama Obama's Impudent Boldness in telling Congressional Black Caucus Leaders,"Stop Complaining. Stop Crying." Is a Clear Chastisement of Maxine Waters and Other Leaders who express concerns over Obama's alliance with the Republicans.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 18, 2006
We are sitting in deep muck!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Health Care Reform? INSURANCE BAIL OUT is more like it. What the politicians who spew out words like "affordable health care" mean, is insurance bail outs, from our pockets to theirs.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2009
"Obama has started an S... Storm" said the woman speaking at the top of her lungs Speaking at the top of her lungs, a woman claims that Obama has started a S... storm, shrouding in Obama blame, the crimes and consequences of the Bush-Cheney-Rice Torture Era.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2010
Catch 22: An Exercise in Powerlessness In Florida these days you must prove beyond a doubt that you are the same licensed driver that you have been for years before the DMV will renew your current license. It is all an invasion of privacy. When did this lunacy begin?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 30, 2006
The Bush White House Piano Player The Bush White House Piano Player keeps playing her score to an audience that refuses her applause.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2009
The bestiarii (gladiators) vs. Greed Insurance companies are the new beast,the United States Congress is the new Roman Coliseum, Greed is the new faith, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Dennis Kucinich and every voice raised in favor of Universal Healthcare are the new bestiarii a/k/a Gladiators
A bone to pick, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 23, 2011
Pot Shots and Other Stories Just trying to sort out the broken pieces brought to us courtesy of the BushObama Administrations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2010
Write About What You Know. Keeping it Real. This article is about life in this neighborhood which has, like many other neighborhoods in the United States, I am sure, been incredibly abused by a down turn economy.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 27, 2007
Well, Yes. Alberto Gonzalez has resigned. New Leadership based on the Rule of Law to head the Department of Justice? I seriously doubt it.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 13, 2009
Obama's Unlimited Travel to Cuba for Cuban-Americans Obama's open policy of travel to Cuba opens up a floodgate of memories. This one is connected to my departure from Cuba and to the bay which nurtured me for 18 years.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 24, 2011
If Only I Were A Quick Thinker On My Feet My friend filled with right wing information believes the Muslims want to come and take over our country.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 18, 2014
I am Praying for your Recovery Nina Pham a prayer for Nina Pham
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2015
In Havana, Cuba .. a building is crumbling and the tenants fear for their lives. A video of the reality of the crumbling infrastructure in the Havana that is forbidden to tourists and American Embassy Workers.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Stop Playing Politics with our Healthcare It is time for politicians to stop using us as pawns to advance their own power.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2006
A Mournful Mood This Morning My thoughts drift out to those under siege by the firepower of bombs, rockets, missiles, gunship-deadly force of any kind raining in on any of the warring sides. Armaments built to kill life and line the pockets of the military/industrial complex men and women with money. With the serene notes of the Chopin music playing inside my house, I wonder who soothes the dying...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2009
The politicians have forgotten. The people have not Love flows people to people, person to person.Perhaps LOVE will touch a politician who will then touch other politicians. Congress has forgotten. The people have not.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Shattered 2009 American Dream Or A Sack of Coal "... all you have to do is contemplate a single grain of sand, and you will see in it the marvels of creation," Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist. Our politicians have forgotten to contemplate the simple grain of sand. All they can see is greed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2009
Ripple Effects Travel Far and Wide As congress and the president refuse to pass or even to listen to the need for Universal Health Care for All, will Barack Obama contribute any of his Nobel Peace Prize money to the care of Florida's latest burn victim who family is facing a walloping mount of health care bills?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Sleepless in South Florida Sleepless in South Florida -- Read Book? Have cookies and milk? Come to computer to process thoughts...Are these the tools that might help one on a sleepless night? Especially when the underlying cause might be anxiety over the political landscape of the land.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 14, 2011
O Pleaze. No More Tragedies for Profit by Politicians. Although I originally published this elsewhere under a pen name; I wish to publish it here without the use of a pen name.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2015
At The Dentist's Office on the Eve of New Year's Eve This is the story of a dentist with a true compassionate heart AND a gifted hand to really give a painless experience while at the dentist's chair.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2010
The number, "33," a President with a heart and a gift from the entrails of the earth. Thoughts on the rescue of 33 Chilean miners.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 1, 2007
There is a Bird Chirping Outside my Window What ever happened to 2007?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My unenthusiastic vote vis-a-vis the upcoming November 2nd Election Between a rock and a hard place, I have no choice but to hold my nose and cast a ballot come November 2nd.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 12, 2007
There She Goes Again: The word is "Augmentation", she said! "Senator, the word is Augmentation"! said Condolozzee Rice.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Truth presents itself like a void that the Bushes must and do run away from. Billed as, "an emotional inspiring hour with the Bushes", the conversation with Larry King on April 23rd stayed on facts--not emotions. No surpirse there. The Bushes are, all of them, so very guarded.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2007
Stop the Abuse. Stop the Lies. Stop the Intrusion. Stop the Domination. Stop the Manipulations. Let the Iraqis be free. Theory has it that intimidation and exploitation of any family member by a family, give rise in that family member to a quest and desire for domination (power) and control. Power-Grabbers a phrase which perfectly describes the Bush - Cheney liaison.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2007
Casey's Confirmation Hearing or The Senate's Confessional Stall? Senator Carl Levin, D. Michigan, began the questioning of General Casey by stating that there are, "a series of standard questions" which must be asked.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 15, 2013
As Madeleine Albright might say,Who has the biggest cojones? That is what it is all about. Economy Improbing? I don't think so. Government Shutdown? Principled or is it about Who has the biggest cojones? I think it is abut the latter.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2009
What is it with all the hog-wash these days? Mr. Panetta's hog-wash continues Bush's dungeons and dragons game.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2006
How Does One Fight a Liar? "...I think of us in a prison cell built by an invisible wall of lies..."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2009
When Milk Sits Sour in our Stomachs A travel history through the current political landscape.
A bone to pick, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 21, 2013
How Do You Begin? The effects of Domestic Violence in a neighbor's six or seven year old child.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 11, 2006
The WOW Syndrome of the Bush White House How interesting, and yet, how not at all surprising, that George Herbert Walker Bush happened to be in Washington, enjoying the perks of the White House, which he often does, as if to fulfill some megalomaniacal dream of power and control of his, on the same weekend that the Kafkaesque Bush White House kicked Porter Goss out of the CIA
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2006
Fear a la Carte, served courtesy of Bush/Blair
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Anxiety prevails in Bush dominated world. anxiety may point all of us into a path for the return of democracy.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 2, 2007
Immigrant Daughter There was no CNN out there, then. There was no LOU DOBBS This Week Program, then. There were no immigration laws here, then, when William Pickens and his wife Margaret stepped on the shores of this country ... which 'for much of its history ... allowed unrestricted immigration ...'"
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 25, 2015
So many conflicting and contradicting emotions this Thanksgiving 2015 A meditation of life Thanksgiving 2015
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 1, 2009
As the World Burns and Yearns for Peace Did Obama ever Listen to Mahalia Jackson & Dinah Shore in Down by the Riverside? Why doesn't Obama put on his long white robe and study war no moe!
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2006
Showdown at the Early Voting Place I want to vote but I want my vote to count the way I intend for it to count!
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Five Things I believe in, said Alberto Gonzalez, perhaps quite aware that his career had been hit by a Mack truck. There at the lectern provided for him at the Department of Justice, Alberto Gonzalez knew that his career and his name had been hit by a Mack truck.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 30, 2007
The Battle of Wills, the Taming of ... Bush, (or is it Congress?) iraq is about our congress being courageous enough to tell bush, "again, se˝or forajido, it is time to end this occupation--what part of no, do you not understand?"
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2007
"I will not resign. I'm going to stay focused on protecting your kids" ... said Alberto Gonzalez. Gonzalez digs his heels at the Justice Department so he can continue to rescue and protect Bush from the hands of Justice. His mere words are an insult to every sane American.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 8, 2009
Out of the Limelight? Not in Your Life! A good cop/bad cop game. Players: George W.Bush, Laura Bush, Dick Cheney
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2007
We Are Being Martyrized by Bush and Blair-They Are Tormenting Us! What more of the destruction of our way of life than Bush and Blair have already served us with could the enemy possibly want for us?
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 3, 2006
Truth Dawning: Lifting the cup of Betrayal
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 7, 2007
George W. Bush: War Generating Force What will the United States look like after George W. Bush leaves or is forced out of office?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2007
After The teasers, There He Sat, The Apprentice, listening attentively to Donald Trump's take on George W. Bush. Did Blitzer feel it less dangerous to hear the truth about George Bush coming out of the mouth of the ultimate corporate man--Donald Trump?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 7, 2006
Stop spinning the merry-go-round. I want to get off! ...so spins the merry-go-round of Bush's Bushismos and Rice's Cantinflismos.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2007
"And he got a little bit of ┬ľ just a little bit of human flicker in his eye ..." Having gotten through the carcass of his soul, which for a second allowed "... a little bit of human flicker in his eye ..." George Bush runs away from Cindy Sheehan, but most importantly, from himself.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
Always Suited in Black Unlike Benito Juarez who labored to protect the rights of people, Alberto Gonzalez labors instead to take away the rights of others.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2007
On the Unfolding Plight of Broken Wings in a Land of Forajidos and Broken Dreams Bush is on an uninterrupted viagra high, riding it on the back of dead Iraqis and on the backs of American soldiers, as well as on the entire fabric of American life which he is destroying.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2007
What A Craven Way To Sell His War and Defend His Legacy! True Bush Style--what a craven way to sell his war and defend his legacy!
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2007
The Insertion of Homeland Security into Super Bowl XLI The Insertion of Homeland Security Measures into Super Bowl XLI is a Bush ploy to instill fear and a dress rehearsal for the police state Bush is unleashing on this country.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2007
He Demands Respect, but he gives No Respect Fear permeates the atmosphere in Bushland.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 1, 2006
Aposiopetic
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The, "war on terror is like the U.S. war for independence?"-Not! Bush's President Day Speech: a sad act by a delusional lunatic who refused to admit that his ship is sinking.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 2, 2007
Bush the Redeemer ... more Musings at the Midnight Hour The wisdom of the Midnight Hours.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 2, 2006
"Study ... Do your Homework. Get Ahead" Parental sage advise for their children by parents who care.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 29, 2006
No Martyr for his country--No Hero, either. Her six year old kept asking, "is something bad going to happen?"
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 8, 2007
Cindy Sheehan's arrival in Cuba... A woman of humble heart and high stature, Cindy Sheehan has vowed to pursue an agenda of peace and of holding the Bush administration accountable for their crimes against humanity.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 1, 2007
It began in the parking lot, an adventure in the Golden Years and the delicate nature of the blooming flower of truth. ... I thought of the delicate nature of the blooming flower of truth.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 11, 2006
O, the Billy Gloat was out bleating again! The Bush Family knows that if truth is allowed to stand they would never get to hold power power in their hands--therefore, they serve us a long list of rescuers and deleterious charaters who serve us a constant disfigurement of truth in their efforts to enhance the Bushes, their dynastic empire, and their power grabs.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 14, 2006
No Sage Advice or Calming Words from Bush the Warmonger Saying that, "Every country has the right to defend itself from the killing of innocent life and terrorists who want to stop the progress of peace," George Walker Bush-stokes the fires of war.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 10, 2005
Fiction, Fantasy, or Fear Mongering?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 29, 2006
This Was Never Supposed to Happen Here. This was never supposed to happen here, that a bilogical father and former president would one day support and endorse with "every fiber of his being" the lying, cheating, stealing, murdering of innocent people his son has seen fit to commit.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 6, 2006
Connections Connections, like the roots which nurture trees, are the roots which nurture people.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 19, 2007
Two Funerals and a Baby Shower: Reflections on the Changing Face of America On the way to a baby shower, I was reminded that Bush has turned the words, Federal Police, into unfriendly shadowy words which give rise to a reminder of the derailing of our country, as perpetrated by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice et al ...
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 3, 2007
A neighborhood in the America nobody wants This is a neighborhood in the New America where many of the neighbors are no longer welcome aboard.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The Revolution Has Begun! Senators and Representatives of all stripes in each party realize that they can, and must, say, NO, to Bush.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 7, 2006
DOGMA:Mother Superior & The Rebellious Student
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 20, 2006
Not Everything Must Be Okay With Mr. Whittington God speaks in mysterious language some friend told me long ago, and even Pope John Paul II, on his travel to Cuba in l998, wondered out loud if the misty rain befalling the island on his departure, may, in any way, be connected to Mary┬ĺs sadness over his departure from the communist island.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 20, 2006
When everything else goes Where will you be when Bush takes the last drop of liberty away
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Feeding Fire To Bush's Furnace of Fear Is Chairman King governed by the use of reason, or by the panic process? Or is he just stoking the fires to Bush's furnace of fear?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 10, 2006
Optimism in the Headlines? Hardly!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 7, 2005
Condoleezza Rice┬ĺs Blueprint for a Repressive State A lockstep blue print by Condoleezza Rice and George Walker Bush for the creation of a repressive state.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Bush-Tony Snow-The Press

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