Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas To You All

Today, December 25th 2011 everyone is celebrating a holiday and for Christians we are celebrating the berth of our Lord Jesus Christ, "Christmas". It is also the last week of the year, welcoming  a New Year with new goals, objectives, vision and ambitions. In the spirit of faith and trust in the Lord Messiah we all wish that the coming year to be of more prosperity and success that can fill our spirits and certainly our physical needs here under the earth as we are passing through this earth, journey to paradise where we believe to live eternal life. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Problems And Solutions Of Health Care In The United States Of America

Problems And Solutions Of Health Care In The United States Of America
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Services - Module 08 Final Research Paper

Student Name:
Desdery J. Masao
Date of Presentation:

 The healthcare system in America is a mess; although the medical needs of the very poor are covered adequately by Medicaid, Medicare and SCHIP vast middle class Americans do not have access to the affordable healthcare. About 46 million uninsured Americans (majority are middle class), have no health insurance at all. (  The current economic recession has worsened the healthcare problem. Millions of people who are suddenly unemployed and underemployed have lost their employer-based insurance or are simply not able to afford the premiums and other out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. I will  take position in this paper that healthcare in America should be considered a basic human right; that we can learn from the healthcare experiences and systems in other countries, such as Switzerland and the new Obama Administration seems to be headed in the right direction, but needs to do more. This paper identifies five problems of current healthcare and offers eleven specific proposals that will do much to revive our ailing healthcare system and make America great.

Problem of Health Care In The United States Of America:

Legal and Ethical Issues In The Healthcare: Case Study The Professional Patient Relationship

Module 7 Case Study -Written assignment 

On question a I believe that the medical staff met their obligation of diagnosing Lincoln’s sickness, which was “severe anemia due to hemorrhaging” by Tong 2007, and were able to explain the care plan procedure and its importance, his physician recommended blood transfusion immediately before his lost his consciousness. (Tong, R. 2007p.58)

Legal and Ethical Issues In The Healthcare: Critically Ill and Dying

Module 04 Case Studies Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Palliative Care

After reading chapter 11 in the Tong book, answer the Case Study questions for the four case studies at the end of the chapter, pp. 285-288. Post your answers here. Connect your answers to the readings.

Case Study #1
Q. a
            On Mr. Najiri’s case, physician may have raised a serving no usefulness purpose of medication to Mr. Najiri’s condition that justifies discontinuation of artificial means of life support due to Shiite Muslims belief. However, the physician justified his/her position that Mr. Najiri’s brain dead means no life, and no medical treatment is possible according to main stream American values when he/she said that “in the United States brain death is death” {Tong, 2007 p.286}.  Regardless of Shiite Muslim faith, since Mr. Najiri is in America and physician has pronounce his brain dead and further ruling out that since Mr. Najiri’s brain is dead “the hospital will no longer continue to support his cardiac functions artificially”. {Tong, 2007 p.186}. Because professionally physicians are trusted by American community to evaluate and treat patients and that only a physician can pronounce death, on Mr. Najiri’s case the family members would have to abide by physician’s decisions or transfer him to another hospital outside of America for further treatment that can fulfill their faith and belief of death.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nursing Home Administration: Forecasting, Planning and Organizing

Case Study #2,

Case study #2 raised a very interesting and ambiguous question for many of us to answer with certainty that the directions of rapid occurring change in the healthcare industry is predictable or can be beneficial to owners, staffs and patients. Considering what the U.S. Congress’s Office of technology has warned that the rate of development is too fast for proper monitoring of the effects and threats that the foundations of the most secure American businesses might be in danger. In this case, Nursing Home facilities are the backbone of the American healthcare businesses and its foundation is facing uncertainty as technology is expanding yearly.  For example, according to Allen, J. E. (2008) reveled that in the 1980s nursing home nurses were well thought-out to be working at lower technology intensity compare to hospital nurses. That is somehow still the truth today. Nurses in the nursing home are still struggling to catch up with toys changing hi-technology something that is increasingly challenging the nursing home and healthcare industry in general. (Allen, 2008 p.14)

Museum Studies- Art History -Andrew Warhola (Andy Warhol) Biography

Andrew Warhola is among the most famous people on the earth. During my research I discovered that his fan and general public more frequently identified him as Andy Warhol. I could not believe my eyes when I searched his name in the internet, so many sites popped-up about him, all filled with his fun comments and gratitude on his contribution to the American culture, art-work/fact, civil-rights movements, social-justice, and personal identity as openly gay. According to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc, Andy Warhol was born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died on February 22, 1987 at age 58, in New York City, New York.  The record from his foundation indicates that he was admitted at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1945. The institute is now known as Carnegie Mellon University. His Big Electric Chair, Campbell-noodle soup, coca-cola can and articulation of using celebrities as idles in his art-work has made me and minds of many to admit that he is among the leading figure in the visual art movement in American History; and not only in the pop art. (,)

Community Health - My Local Public Health Agency, Oneida County Health Department


My local public health agency is county based, under Oneida County Health Department (OCHD). Daniel W. Gilmore, Ph.D. is the Director of Environmental Health Supervisor-in-Charge of OCHD. The aim of Oneida County Health Department is to promote and protect the health of Oneida County; both county’s citizens and visitors. The OCHD director is responsible for initiating, planning, coordinating and directing the programmatic and budgetary management of all public health programs.  As McKenzie, 2008 page 50 indicates, OCHD falls in the approximation of 2,86 LHDs (Local Health Departments) in US; and that OCHD like many other LHDs it provide health services to the people and many of these services are mandated by state laws, which also set standards for health and safety. {McKenzie, 2008 p.50}

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy 50th Anniversary Tanzania (Tanganyika)

Today, December 9th 2011, Tanzanian are celebrating the independence of Tanzania. This is 50th Jubilee/Anniversary of Tanzania independence from the Great Britain that took over as Mandate Colony to over see the welfare of Tanzania (then Tanganyika), which was colony of German East Africa, after Germany was defeated on WW II.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How To Analyze Business Structure and Stockholders' Equity Before Investing In A Company?

Business Well Being When Investing:

Business well-being is different for each company depending on the goals, objectives and vision. In general it incorporates a holistic approach focusing on multiple dimensions that reflects quality of products and or services, customer satisfaction, enough revenue, fewer liabilities, increasing profitability and appreciating stock market/dividends. Business well being is judged by using these dimensions to demonstrate the relationship between each while such business must actively strive to improve itself within each dimension to sustain the market competition. Whereas, capital structure is how business finances its overall daily operations and growth by using multiple sources of funds. Source of funds that facilitate capital structure of business is the mixture of business’s preferred equity, long term debt, common equity and short term debt.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Services: The Nancy Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health Case Study

 Survey of USA Legal System- Analysis Of A Legal Decision Module 01 Written Assignment Week Three

Nancy Cruzan, resident of Missouri state was involved in a severe car accident on January 11, 1983. While lying in the hospital she was at vegetate state due to severe brain damage caused by accident.  She lived as a being without recognition, thinking, or feeling. She could not swallow or eat; rather she had a feeding tube inserted in her stomach for food and water. Also she was incontinent and had to wear diapers. According to Barton (1991), Nancy did not respond to stimuli or recognize her family, and diagnostic tests, such as electroencephalograms (EEGs) detected no brain waves due to her persistent vegetative state since January of 1983. {Barton, 1991 #3} 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Human Services Management: Application of Theories

Open systems theory is an important component of modern management that recognizes and allows interactions with one another to allow change. I learn from the text, Lewis, Lewis, Packard 207, chapter 4 p.78, that Open system theorist recognizes rationality within organization is limited by internal factors and external factors. Internal factors can be organization members’ characteristics, and external factors can be changes in the supply of available people and materials.

The Independent Mind:

The Independent Mind Diagram
This is a must Watch Video Clip. If you don’t see and agree with this truth you really have to question what do you stand for and what are you looking from any politician on the earth. We may not like or agree to this video clip but you lived to see and witness these acts as truth that a politician did in these viciously divisive time in the politics in the modern era. The truth is the truth is the truth and we know it regardless of our ideology, faith and culture as a whole. History will always be that Obama passed healthcare that many presidents failed to pass for their political reasons; he killed Osama and numerous high ranking terrorists and dismantled Al-Qaida networks; he is the first Black president of  the USA surpassing many racial obstacles and prove that America is for all;  he appointed the first woman (of minority) in the US Supreme court; he is facing the great block opposition unanimously from GOP since his inaugural to present, 4 years, even for the very things that GOP-themselves supports; he supported the innocent powerless peoples of North Africa and Middle East to attain the freedom they never had for 4+ decade (Just like President Bush did in Africa and Afghanistan and Iraq) and the dictators are ousted; he inherited the worse economic turmoil times of our generation (although he could have done better and there are things we fundamentally disagree upon); and he is governing at the time that the US Congress is partisan than ever during economic hardship and the housing market is worse in our time.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Human Services Management: The Nature of Management

Sep 2008 - Assignment #1

I would like to express my views to people who argue that managerial functions are the same; and no matter what the field, they all function the same. (B2) First, “Management in business and human services organization activity means the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals” (B1).  These people believe that a person who is a good manager in the business field will also be a good manager in the human services field. In the human services field, management is highly challenging because the factors that differentiate nonprofit organization from profit making companies are the same that makes management difficult. (B2)

Human Services Management: Organizational Leadership

Human service organizations are programs that deal with the personal and social development of individuals, families, communities and society at large. For example, human service programs are run by management and conduct direct services such as training, education, therapy, counseling and or casework.  However, human service organization/management works indirectly social action, through consultation, referral, community development, advocacy, and or information dissemination. (Lewis, Lewis, Packard 2007, page 6) 

Human Services Management Course: Dealing With Unproductive Employees

My situation is when I use to work overnight at my facility one of my core worker use to come and mop the floors and go lay down until morning. I use to work as an AMAP- a person who passes meds, in charge of the shift and overall general welfare of the 12 individuals in the facility. In this instance some behavioral individuals will be getting up, he won’t come until when I call or yell for help. Sometimes it took him sometimes because he puts TV volume up in the living room where he lays down. I reported him twice to the overnight manager but nothing happened to him so I did not bother, because all documentations of overnight shift were mostly documented by me so I was straight.

Human Services Management Course: Communication Conflict In The Workplace

Describe a situation in which you had a conflict with a subordinate or supervisor

At the facility I work with, I was surprised overhearing a new coordinator as a facility management representative to the organization insisting that her process of cleaning the house she will not hire/promoting in-staff members  to the managers’ position; rather she will promote or hire facility’s managers from outside of the organization or different division staffs. I believe that this model will create bad perceptions not only to me personally, but also to any staff-member from my facility. Since she took management in the facility late last year, she hired two managers, one from different setting division, another one new recruit, they did not last more than three months because of nature of setting of my facility and individuals. Normally, before the new coordinator, managers’ position use to be by promoting floor staff members to the manager’s position. It gave the managers’ a sense of awareness of individuals, staffs, and well experienced the responsibilities and duties of the staff members. In the new system, managers found themselves working with total strangers, in strange settings, and strange individuals, and they would burn out very quick. Also some staff members were reluctant to support these new managers, something that made their job very difficult and stressful. For example, “Honest disagreements emerge because well-intentioned staffs feel strongly about fundamental directions”. (Brody, R. (2005), page 369)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bravoo, President Bush Visiting Tanzania Again.

As seating US president, president Bush with Massai while visiting Tanzania 2008

Today, former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush announced through his Facebook page that he will be traveling to Tanzania, East Africa for world AIDS day. Here is what his Facebook page says “President and Mrs. Bush will be in Tanzania for World AIDS Day tomorrow. President Bush and President Kikwete will speak at ONE & (RED)'s World AIDS Day event via satellite. You can watch it live at 10:00 am Eastern here:” (!/georgewbush)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Human Services Ethics: Case Resolution 8; Case Debate 9; Case Study 10; Individual Ethical Cases; Reflections on Learning; - Written Assignment

Case Number 8 Resolution-A Policy Disagreement with Colleagues

In respect to Karen's right to privacy, as a case worker facing this case ethical dilemmas every social worker are to look at Karen and his two little boys and see if they qualify for DSS service as proposed. However, it is a responsibility of a social worker to strive for clients, in this case Karen, to have a decent and stable home and manage to build this family’s dream future. NOHSE code on human service workers responsibilities to clients statement 2, states that “Human service professionals respect the integrity and welfare of the client at all times. Each client is treated with respect, acceptance, and dignity”, (Kenyon, P. (1999), page 63). However, Karen ambitions to improve her future life as it is described by Linda K. Lopez, MSW in Rothman (2005), and as a good prospective candidate for a transitional housing program because of her high school diploma and completion of a one year of college can be considered as starting point in the program.

Human Services Ethic: Cases Involving Social Responsibility: Case 1-2-5-6 Written Assignment

Desdery J. Masao

Nov 2008


Case 2 is about Abortion Controversy in the human service organization, Metropolitan United Federation. The mission and objectives of the Metropolitan United Federation is to distribute money, funds, to a wide variety of social service/human service agencies that include programs for the elderly, children, substance abusers, homeless, disabled, mentally ill and many more. This is a fundamental principle that makes standing for this agency, society trust and legal ramifications can occur if this mission is not accomplished by such a public agency.

Human Services Ethic: Factors Relevant to the Case: Written Assignment

Desdery J. Masao


Reamer page 51 tells us that the purpose of the NASW code of ethics provides an impression of code’s main function and principle for dealing with ethical matters and or dilemmas while practicing social work. These ethics brings broad ethical principles and reflect the profession’s core values by establishing ethical standards to guide social worker professions. Also ethics assist professionals to identify significant professional obligations, when conflicts or ethical dilemmas arise; they emphasize social work values and ethics as a mission, whereby general public can hold the social worker profession responsible. Finally, these ethics and values formulate standards that the social work profession can use to asses whether professionals have act upon an ethical misconduct.

Human Service Ethics: Critical Evaluation Of The NOHSE Guidelines

Desdery J. Masao


Part one, confidentiality:

I believe that NOHSE statement 3 that “Human Service professionals protect the clients’ right to privacy and confidentiality expect when such confidentiality would cause harm to the client or others, when agency guidelines state otherwise, or under other stated conditions. Professional are to inform clients of the limits of confidentiality prior to the onset of the helping relationship”, as per Kenyon, page 63, is ambiguous and problematic. This statement can serve the very best purpose of clients and Human Service organization, at the same time can infringe the very rights of clients and cause case worker to be considered not following state, federal, local and or organization policies.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Human Services Ethics; Lum's Principles

Some Social Work Guidelines Should Included In Lum's Principles: Written Assignment

According to, Social work is a discipline involving the application of social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people, groups, and societies. It improves human condition and positively change society's response to chronic problems it faces. Social work is a profession committed to the pursuit of social justice. It supports the quality of life and the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in society. Also it seeks to simultaneously address and resolve social issues at every level of society and economic status, particularly among the poor and sick. Values of social workers are to be concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their impacts human welfare.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Human Services Ethic: Principles of Ethical Decision Making

Human service as a social work profession is a widely developing field profession because of human deeds. Human needs are classified as unique because we are all unique, and we all use or need a unique ways to solve our problems. For sure no one has a formula to resolve all our problems, and to all of us, just like it is in the physics, chemistry or mathematics. But for sure we have a format that can be useful and applicable to some of us; since we are unique and requires unique approach to solve an individual ways, format cannot be applicable to all of us. However, it is in my attention that format of resolving our problems so as our clients’ is application of “ethical decision making” by relaying on ethical principles as are listed in the Kenyon text book page 7.

Human Services Ethic: Values Conflict Resolution Assessment (VCRA)

  1. I want to be very successful in my academics with a lot of experience in the Social Work/Human Service field; in order to work with national and international organization as an expert and self employed consultant. I also want to spend as much time as possible with my family and relatives and mostly I don’t want to leave them alone when I go oversees or traveling as my job involves a lot of traveling; and when I become self employed as a social worker consultant it will require to go live oversees for sometime, and leave my family here because I will be going to the disaster and broken communities and develop social policies.

Happy Thanks Giving, 2011:

 Thanksgiving Turkey

Today millions of American will join their loved ones and family members to celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday. Many will travel by air, roads-highways and byways, railway and some by water ways. Thanksgiving is the breakthrough kick-off of the holiday season that consists of three major holidays in America; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Business owners loves holiday seasons because it involves traveling, gathering and connecting lost links among friends and family members normally it has been a good custom to buy gifts, go for dinner, or congregate somewhere and celebrate these holidays. In this regard, the Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the official day of shopping for the holiday season. You know what means? Shopping deals, unveiling new products and services and people shop until when they drop; that means spending and earning revenues.

Monday, November 21, 2011


My Grands, Uncles, Aunties, Cousins and Relatives, I was not born yet.
My grands, father, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Relatives, I was still not born yet.
Chagga Supreme Council, #7 is uncle and 1st cousin to my father, interesting!

CHAGGA people are Bantu-speaking indigenous Africans and the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania. They live on the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro (the volcanic mountain that is the highest mountain in Africa and second highest mountain the world after mountain Evarest). Mount Kilimanjaro is in the Kilimanjaro Region, its capital is Moshi, the Chagga Land. The relative wealth of Chagga people comes from the favorable climate of the area, also from the successful agricultural methods which include extensive irrigation systems and continuous fertilization practiced for thousands of years. Chagga people are one of the first tribes in the area to convert to Christianity something that may have given them social-economic advantage over other ethnic groups, due to better access to education and health care as that came with Christian missionaries.

Friday, November 18, 2011

America The Great:

America The Great is always refereed to as “American Pie”, “Opportunity”, “Freedom", "Individual Liberty", "Pursue For Happiness”, “American Dream” and so many more. These terms and many more reefers to the greatest opportunities that began when pilgrims arrived in the New World, also known as West Indies, after bravely escaped the atrocities and ternary from their homeland, then fought the colonialist, and concurred them, the founders, established the pillars of the democracy that now used as model of  forming government and governing principles all over the world as the rule of law; equal justice for all, freedom, civil/human rights, democracy, liberty, and opportunity for all peoples without regard to someone’s religion, race, nationality, faith,  culture and gender. America is the most welcoming nation of all nations in the world, and certainly, most oppressed people by their home countries, are welcomed to America and call her home  while  equally enjoying all the opportunities she bares. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nini Tatizo la Njaa na Hali duni Africa?

Nini tatizo la njaa na hali duni ya maisha ya Mwafrica? Nadhani taizo sio kitu kingine ila ni Mwaafrika peke yake kwani mazingira yanayomzunguka Mwafrica yanatengezwa na kuhimidiwa na Mwafrica peke yake. Na kama angeona kuna sababu ya mabadiliko ungeona matokeo yake kama dunia ilivyuoshuudia African Liberation Movement iliyochangia uhuru wa Africa na kuudhibiti Ukoloni. Vivyohivyo kama Waafrica wangetambua na kunuia kuachana na hali duni na njaa wange/watafanya kama walivyofanya wakombozi wa bara la Africa. Tatizo ni kwamba waafrica wajataka kutambua hali halisi ya maisha yao ndio inayochangia hali halisi waliyo nayo; matokeo yake wanataka kuilaumu dunia kwa matatizo yao. Dunia haikukata miti, dunia hakusema vijana kama nguvu kazi wahamie mijini wote kulundikana na maisha ya ho-he-hae na uchuuzi wa bidhaa za mchina/Asia, dunia hakusema kizazi hadi kizazi umasikini uridhiwe na waafrica, dunia hakusema rushwa iwe ndio mfumo wa uongozi wa Waafrica, dunia hakusema Waafrica waitegemee dunia ambayo ina hali halisi ya hewa mbaya mara dufu ya hali ya hewa ya Africa, dunia hakusema Waafrica wawe tegemezi wa watu wa nje kwa kila jambo, hata chakula chao, angali wanaweza kukipanda nyuma ya nyumba zao na kuishi raha mustaree..........

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Twist On Steve Jobs, Unexpected Findings About His Father; What Is It In Regards To Fatherhood And Up-Bringing Of A Child In Our Community Today?

What a sad twist about Steve Jobs searching for his biological father? I would not want to be his biological father, never, even in a million years. We are talking about Apple Brainer here. Okay, we are discovering that his father was successful business man who was running a very popular and successful restaurant at Silicon Valley, CA. We all know what Silicon Valley, CA mean, the capital of the world’s electronics software inventions that transformed our ways of living into literally the digital generation. What is worse is that his father knew him, saw him come into his restaurant couple of times but never attempted to reach out, and when Jobs discovered that his father was that successful business man that he had been in his popular restaurant infuriated him. I wander what was taking place in the Apple genius’ mind? May he questioned himself without an answer that why his parents gave him up for adoption? He must have had million unanswered questions.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Teen Pregnancy Is Red Flag In The American Society:

As father, I have this growing fear from the alarming increasing number of teen pregnancy in the American Communities. What I don’t understand is what is the outcome of all these in the years to come? How will this shape our future society, generations and most of all the American's Standing in the world Stage? Are we going to enjoy the benefits of America as leading society that every one in the world is attracted to and aspired to be? Are we going to lead on researches, economic powers, military mighty, democratic supporters, and most of all liberators to the oppressed? Or we are going to be seen as bunch of clowns whose society is rooted from teen-pregnancy society, single moms’ generation and welfare dependency community? Because don’t get me wrong, society as whole is going to pay the price of these outstanding numbers of teen pregnancy because they are rooting for single moms/parents and most of all for welfare dependency that will completely crush the so called middle class in America, if any is left from the recent recessions, wall street  bail outs and housing bubbles hanging on the edge. Homeowners are so squeezed to bail out the communities, yet tax paying citizens are squeezed to sporadic spending. Teenagers today feel the only hope is to get pregnant and get welfare, this is hard knock life reality

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Muammar Qaddafi is dead; because like many dictators, he did not understand the first principle that God gave us human through our first parents, Adam and Eva

Many said that he ruled by sword and today he certainly died by the sword. He was killed by his own people that he pretended that he stood for while he brought them tyranny for full four decades plus. Free mind is the best holly gift and incentive God ever gave to man kind. Gaddafi and many dictators failed to understand that freedom is the God’s given gift to every one regardless of who and what we are. You can fool some peoples for sometimes but no one can fool all peoples all the times. Therefore, true and God talented leaders understands that they have to assure that their peoples' true freedom is not touched and or taken away because God will revenge on such leader(s). This is why you saw that many African leaders , majority of them leading like dictators to their peoples, undemocratically did not understand and or appreciate the freedom of peoples of Libya; because they also don’t understand and or appreciate their own fellow citizen’s freedoms and the divine based on God’s instructions. But however, you saw democratic countries understood and supported peoples of Libya yawning and thirst of freedom they never have and Gaddafi was in their way to it; Gaddafi had to go for them to enjoy their freedom.  Remember king Herod was on the way of Jesus coming? But because Jesus had an alternative to move out and a come-back, God spared Herod, but when Herod became more arrogant to his state-men God punished Herod because no one can take  away what is given by God ungodly.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Steve Jobs death as role model to Fatherhood Life

Steve Jobs said That "Listen to your inner voices...some how they are right, stop living other people's life, ideas, dogma... Live your life like Each day is the last Day because some Day it is true... Even People who want To Go to heaven don Want to Die..." He was right because with such mindset in your head everyday you will never waste your Precious last Day In Life chasing wind and who knows what. That's what some people need, to be injected, in their brain and use their  potentials to Better Their future and their loved ones, especially when they are long gone. I mean that plan to leave wealth and wealth infrastructure for your family  instead of debts and losses. Take leasons from the Holly Bible, such as 1 Timothy 5:8, that if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Friday, September 23, 2011

GOP Politics On FEMA - The Irene Victims Are Real Souls In Need Right Now

How in the world GOP dare to cut FEMA's $$$ and try to bring it in its knees? Why they didn't do it during Spring when Mississippi River flooding that affected many of GOP constituency but now they see  it's okay to cut on Dem strong hold for Irene and Lee Victims? You know that up-here still people don't have roads, electricity or homes until today? You guys said no to Obama from his inauguration day anyways, and stop been  hypocrite. Yes he has done some wrong stuffs just like any other Precedents and human being;  but hypocrisy of GOP is  unprecedented and could be interpreted as unpatriotic and selfish because people are suffering, and these are good Americans, brothers and sisters. We all know history and dark side of this great nation, and yes there are some and few who cant believe that Black Man is in the "White House", but we have to be careful as nation because we are in this together as our founders said during Revolutionary War that " We will rise and fall together regardless" or FDR on Fear as Fear Itself. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years After September 11th 2001

The September 11th 2001 tragic, attack on American soil-the free world, is the day that changed all dynamics of our way of life and how we interact one another, from between individuals to among nations of the world.  Is the day that waked American and people of the world that terrorism is the number one  enemy of mankind. Today, 10 years later, we are coming together as we have always been, to remember the innocent lives that were lost and to once again comfort the families, friends and communities that endured such brutal attack from the cruelty of the terrorists. New Yorkers and Americans have proven terrorists(im) wrong, that attack on Americans will not tear apart the pillars of this nation as proclaimed by our founding father; that “We The People…… We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Once again as it is in our History book, Pearl Harbor attack that lead American involvement in WWII, these values still stands firm and unshaken. OBL and his followers has bee brought into higher justice and “United We Stand” as we will always stand, and nations behind terrorism are rethinking their tires, if not on the run at large. Thank you America.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Economic Issues in Health Services. Module 9-Chapter 15, 16 and 17

SUNY Empire State College;
Fall 2009 Economic Issues in Health Services; Module 9-Chapters 15-16 and 17; History
of Modern Medicine and International Comparisons Problems-Written
Assignment -VBKMasao

Chapter 15

Problem 3:
Why not charge people full price for vaccinations? Charging people full price for vaccinations is not right because it has such a large benefit for the population in prevention of disease versus only
helping the user for just a small price and protection. (Getzen 2006, p.353), it is not worth making it out of affordability for vaccinations due to it being a general benefit for the public’s health. History proves right that there are tangible benefits from immunizations, such as polio, chicken pox, MMR, and so on. These results are major because the vast use of vaccinations has tremendously reduced the number of people who get sick from diseases that can be prevented by vaccines; therefore the wide use of vaccinations can reduce the risk of exposure to disease from others who have been immunized and contain pandemics and epidemics.  However, when private market indicate shortage of the immunization as it is possible due to the capital and profit invested, it is imperative for the government to jump in and subsidize the shortage because its repacashion is fetal. For example the 2009 Swine Flue fear to the US and the world we witnessed US government and governments of the world efforts to make the vaccine available for its people and this is benefit for the all.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Prayer For Fathers To Remember

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.

2] Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Steve Harvey The Greatest Example Of The Fatherhood Life To The Needy Boys

Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Steve Harvey, as usual and always brings joy to fatherhood spirit lovers and mostly to the boys that craving for fatherhood figure in their lives so that they too one day can pass on such spirit to their own kids, and the dream lives-on. It is hard to be a man without been raised by one. Manhood spirit, especially fatherhood is the tradition that is passed on to us and nurtured from boyhood to manhood. Too often fatherhood responsibly get confused to boyhood and mostly manhood. One can be both man and a boy but completely fail to be a father. Fatherhood comes with greater responsibilities  that other innocent lives/life depends on you. Fatherhood is the fine line to walk-through because it does indeed impact other lives/life (wife's/mother's, child's/children) dramatically; and especially if fatherhood role is misconstrued.  Fatherhood life is the maturity of both boyhood and manhood in a series manner. Often one cant skip boyhood  and or manhood and become successful in fatherhood. Also one dont learn manhood or Fatherhood from school, rather by been raised by one. My worry is that too many boys stuck in between childhood and manhood and dont get to become fatherhood even though they bear children.  Fatherhood is not only the ability of man to bear children, rather to bear and raise them responsibly. This is the great dilemma of our society today that we need a lot of Steve Harvey now to transform this dilemma and make corrections before we loose bearings of this very important quality and valuable society variable.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America.

Today, July the 4th 2011, we are celebrating, USA, her 234th year after the independence. The most notably terms of the USA declaration of the independence, were “We The People” as an opening statement. These are the sacred words in the living Constitution of the USA. These word helped the Founding Fathers to put the greatest foundation on freedom, individual liberty and pursue of happiness that are strengthen in the bill of rights of which the democratic world enjoys today. Thanks be to America, the Founding Fathers, who yawning for peace to all without discrimination. What makes America great is when  you can find trace of every creed, person, nationality, tribe, clan, tradition, language and nationality in America, and living free life  as functional society without any discrimination.  They all feel welcomed because of the living document that governs this greatest nation of all, The USA Constitution. It solemnly supports all peoples regardless so long one is a law abiding citizen, something that foster immigration from all corners of the world and promoting individual liberty. The combination of these values, freedom, individual liberty and pursue of happiness makes the American society stand firm and stronger always. These are truly human rights values that every free mind aspires to attain at any cost. As we seek to form the perfect union, “United We Stand” on these fronts. We can be distracted but we cannot be forgotten neither defeated because she helps us all forge the common value of all peoples. I dare to say that there is no any other nation like America in the world, and there is not even a clue of any nation close to America. If one wants to see the world, then I urge you to come to America because you will save yourself trips to many continents, countries, communities, creeds, tribes, beliefs,  traditions, clans and families all over the world while you could see and experience them in the sub-world America. America is indeed the pillar for the Democracy, Freedom, Liberty and Self Governance to all people and without discrimination. History will continue to judge American as it has been promoting these values since its beginning in spite of the road blocks it faces both internal and external.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Preserve The God Given Gifts (Serengeti National Park) And Pass It To Our Kids and Generations To Come As The Great Generation Passed It Onto US; It Is Our Obligation To God And Our Offspring.

Tanzanian leadership is so corrupt. They are bribed and dont care about the heritage and prestige of the nation and its people rather their personal gain. Look, learn and observe how things are done in that part of world, just corruption and personal gain decisions making leaders we have down here. People are so poor and illiterate to the point that they vote for someone in the high office for just a kilogram of rice, beans and sugar. This is someone who will make decisions that will affect you and the generations to come, but if you are not informed, you have no way of knowing it. Regular/ordinary people in the towns and villages are suffering and facing so much problems from the disconnect they face by the leadership style. No hospitals, no water, no power/electricity, no way of meeting the basic needs, and the funny thing they dont know it, they think that the rest of the world is living life just like them. They are so fooled by the leadership that anything foreign is not good and it is the neo-colonialism; and they are terrified of the colonialism coming back than their own quality of life. I won’t be surprised that the leadership is corrupting its way to construct this high highway in spite of the resistance ordinary people are still showing. They have made up their mind. Look at the new markets of the Ivory and pouching of Rhinos and Elephants due to the great demands of the Asia's booming economies that has its foot print in East Africa (EA). To understand problem of this magnitude, you have to look beyond words and at the bigger and brighter picture. Look how China and its cheep products and manpower are in fluxing and influencing the region. The corrupt leadership thinks, or feels obligated or pressured to give their backdoor dealers a nice deal, a new road to harvest the ivory and transport them easily to their Asian markets; or a very expensive contract that really has no benefit to Tanzanian in the long run. All precious animals will die soon, the people of the world will have no a game reserve with wild and the BIG 5 to watch, rather going to the zoos in the West and domesticated animals in Asia. Then what?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tanzania: Country Results Profile. Really?????

Tanzania Has made progress economically but still corruption and ordinary people are feeling the pain. Until the political structure is reformed to have equal justice system that don't have favoritism that ultimately roots corruption, we will make 5 steps ahead and go back 6 steps. Look at cars importation, it is corruption on the steroids. A regular Tanzanian cannot afford to import a car unless he/she pay back-door fee and get his/her car cleared. What is the purpose of Government to charge more than 80% on cars? Tanzania don't make cars? Higher tariffs are mean to protect internal products. Now look at sugar, textile, steel and agriculture, tariffs are lower than those of cars, while Tanzania is and can produce these goods. Our policies are backwards from the developed and growing economies. We have to have realistic changes to positively see progress on all Tanzanians. Not only progress to elites and Wanadaresalaamas? Tanzania is both rural and urban, if we put incentives to youngsters to move to the cities then we should not wander about crimes and all other disruptions because our cities don't even have enough water supplies rather those were put in place by Wakoloni. Time has lapsed, and population has grown. It is time to think ahead, 200 years from now, not 10 or 50 years anymore. Look at Major cities in the world, that were created 1800, are still viable today. e.g. NYC, Rome, London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Cairo, and so on. It is time to think forward and think for the coming generations. My opinion as caring and loving father.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Father's Day To You

Hello all,

Happy Father's day to you all. It feels good to be a father and certainly to be recognized as part of the larger community. Fatherhood comes with great responsibilities as we all aspire to be great fathers. However, there are some who really still dont understand the greatness of fatherhood, and are still stuck in the childish and  or boyish mind-set. If you are that kind of father, please get up and see the world in the bigger and brighter picture because it may be not too late for you to repair the relationship with your child/children and the mother of your kid(s). It never get too late for that-matter, because every one has only one father and mother and that is what matters, especially to a child growing and or teenager who is seeking/claiming his/her identity in the world stage. Make peace with your people today and get one from them today as well. God bless you and you are truly very important figure in your kid(s) life. Understand that, it means a lot to the people you love and to you if you really care. Do some soul searching today and cherish fatherhood life with its greatness. Bring joy to your love one and charge now, because that is all matters,. God Bless You and your love one.

Teach, Liberate, Equip, and Empower Your Children Because They Are Foundation Of Generations To Come.

I know and you all know that there is some of us see things plainly, twisted, straight and zigzag. Have you ever walk in the street and see a mother or father walking with a child screaming, cursing and angry at the child because a child cannot walk faster or she/he is walking and playing at the same time? My point is, in this regard who is acting childish? The parent or the child? Because children are physiologically pruned to play and stay active unless there is something wrong with a child, is sick and or is developmentally disabled. So if parents don’t know that children normally don’t focus unanimously with activities ahead them without been reminded, guided, empowered and or incentivized to do so and with required environments, then the parent is lacking very important quality of been an effect parent. Therefore, the above example of type of parent, of which many of us seen them on the street often, is the result of the proverb that “an apple don’t fall far away from the tree”. Such parent learn from someone who is very close, nurtured him/her, possessed him with the family values and shaped him/her values of life as a whole; usually is parent(s), guardian and or family members. In this regard, unknowable, the parent is passing the same values to his/her children; and it becomes a vicious cycle of life, before you know it is the value of the community and or society.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Teen Pregnancy. Is It A Red Flag?

As father, I have this growing fear from the alarming increasingly numbers of teen pregnancy in the American Communities. What I don’t understand is what is the outcome of all this in the years to come? How will this shape our future society, generations and most of all the American Standing in the world Stage? Are we going to enjoy the benefits of America as the leading society that every one in the world is attracted to and aspired to be part of? Or dooms day are ahead of us is just we dont see? Are we going to lead on researches, economic powers, military mighty, democratic supporters, and most of all liberators to the oppressed? Or we are going to be seen as bunch of clowns whose society is rooted from teen-pregnancy society, single moms’ generation and welfare dependency community? Because don’t get me wrong, society as a whole is going to pay the price of these outstanding numbers of teen pregnancy because they are rooting for single moms/parents and most of all for welfare dependency that will completely crush the so called middle class in America, if any is left from the recent recessions, wall street and housing bubbles hanging around these days. As a proud member of this society, i see light on the tunnel but uncertainty is still roaming around.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thanks God Osama Bin Laden has depart the world

Bravo President Obama, Osama is dead and no one can deny that. I remember just like yesterday, the fear, terror and sorrow he brought in my home Country Tanzania, when he organized the US Bombing in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya; then SS Cole and September 11th. He hated freedom and democracy of other people/nations to choose their ways of life and governing in promoting peace, freedom,  liberty and equal justice for all. He was enemy of the making and he deserve not to live in this world. The world will remember you, President Obama and President Bush for comprehensive plans to intensify pressure against terrorism. President Bush's policy of terrorism and African policy that you put in place, at large has produced tremendous gain and fostering quality of life without fear of dictators and blood suckers. President Obama, fostering and capitalizing of Bush's policy toward Africa has produce a positive gain on the war against terrorism, corruption, poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The recent intervention in Libya has once gain proven the world that America does care the welfare of Africa, and self imposed dictators like Muamar Qaddafi,
Laurent Gbagbo, Museven, Mugabe e.t.c can be cornered and Finlay face justice for the atrocities they committed against mankind. the ivory Cost intervention has been successful and lives were saved.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Today, Osama Bin Laden Has Been Killed by Navy-Seal-Six, Bravo America!!!!!!!!

1998 US embassy In Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania After Terror Attacks, 11 people (Americans and Tanzanias) Died. That Day God Bless Their Innocent Souls and Many Thereafter.

It is about time, the terrorist, Osama Bin Laden-Al Quida and its network, pays the price. He affected so many innocent lives, but in the end he made all peace lovers stronger and united against terror. Thanks to America and its leadership all over the world, for taking down the architecture of SS Cole, US Embassies in TANZANIA and KENYA, and the 911 terror attacks, and give closure to the innocent civilians and their families. This is true leadership of America and its allies who are for peace, lovers and equal justice for all. In God we trust, may those who lost their lives from the acts of the evil, Osama Bin Laden, Rest In Eternal Peace. Justice has been saved, peace and freedom lovers have been vindicated; whereas PEACE, FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY and JUSTICE prevail and proved to be vested in in people as God given rights.

President Obama announcing the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Obama anauncing killing of Osama Bin Laden, Bravo!!!!! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter all

Easter is very crucial and important day for us Christian and all people of the world because it is the day we commemorate the Resurrection of Christ the savior who died on the cross salivating our life all regardless of who we are. He died on the cross for many and certainly for you and me and that is the Honorable Courageous  distinction among us as human being.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lifestyle in the upbringing matters:

I always wander, why we human behave and act the way we do, and in so many different ways? This question put the family in the scrutiny radar and number one drive of shaping one’s life. In this perspective, the kind of family one experience in the upbringing does play the biggest role of all in what kind of person he or she will be. That says it all, that family style can create a monster or the very successful human being. Family styles pours the kinds of spirits that dives our lives every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade and century. These values are gradually on-set from child hood to maturity during young adult and adulthood. The values we receive from our families from birth to adulthood are the fuel that drives our ambitions that finally determine who we are as person and mainly as active members of community and society at large. This is to say that we are to be very carefully for what kind of family style we want our children to grow about and we ought to remember that this process is gradual and managed.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

“Come to me like a child”

Life is so weird and unpredictable, though human tend to assume predictions, we always fail. This is due to the fact that God, supernatural mysterious Creator, is the master planner of all the plans under the sun. Look at everything the so called leaders and knows it all touch they messy it up, because they want to be God-Like and treated like God, somehow they know it all, but they are just like any other human being, capable of bad and good and most of all selfish. Remember he , the creator, can see us, know what we are thinking, but cannot stop us deciding what we choose to do because he gave our fore-fathers a promise of free-will that we all inherited through the common sin. If you are Christian or Bible scholar you remember the story of Adam and Eve and what lead them to get kicked out of the Garden of Eden by God; free-will and Eva was lured by snake/devil and convinced Adam to follow her lead-committing the sin.
Now, devil do exist, we all agree to that. But I bet you we differ to which way devil come into our lives and to how we pretend to know how devil come into our way, between a man and God. It is very simple even a child knows it, but when we grow and as we tend to use our rationally the more we mess-it up and attract devil and or not be able to use our child-hood skills in love and trust in God, tools that are important to detect and predict evil traps. Remember, Jesus said that God is pleased by children and we are all to go to God as children? That’s is the trick right there, stop using your rational mind and humble yourself to God with humility; that’s all. When you use your rational mind, and you haven’t humble yourself like a child, believe and accept God teaching, then you have no protection from devil, and devil will lure you in so many ways; and no mankind can detect these devils traps. It is so simple, if you lay-down your life to God and trust him like the way the child trust his or her parents devil traps are no brainier. Have you seen the way a child distrust stranger? Or sense things? Likewise, we can do these things, but we tend to interfere this natural process by inducing common sense and common sense without faith and trust in God is not always common sense. How many of you planned things and more than half a time don’t happen as you planned? And many of you are professionals and experts, then why your professional and expertise don’t produce good results at the first place? Because you were lied to believe that you are an expert, and forgot that that there is a master expert and plan it all, God. They say practice makes it perfect, then why certain, many, things no matter how mankind practices, still can not do these things?   It is because we human are created weak, and we lack the spirit and guidance of God/trinity. 
I have simple things that are so difficult for mankind, rational person, to untangle; these are biblical. For example, if one don’t love your children, siblings and or your parents because of deep-seated hatred or evil rooted reasons, certainly such person(s) do not love you a bit. Because for sure no one who loves you from the bottom of his/her heart can dislike the very people who are product of you, procreates you and share very close blood line with you. If you see such a person in your life, stop using rational mind, seek guidance from God because your rational mind can be polarize by pretense of devil, and only God can rescue you from evil traps. Your children, parents and siblings have a very unique and God given bond that is beyond mankind imagination. It is biblical, that your parents are to be respected and love, so if one don’t do that, surely she or he is not your friend and don’t seek goodness to you, your parents, siblings and surely your children. It is simple like that. The world says that a friend of enemy is an enemy and an enemy of enemy is a friend, and vise versa.

Devil come to us but cannot get into us without us accepting him. One accepting devil varies because devil use our weakness to trap us. For example, devil used a snake to lure on Eve and because Adam was strong against devil and weak on Eve he fell through the very simple devil trap. Devil penetrates human mind, rational and life upon our own, human, acceptance of such penetration.  Now the controversial thing here is how to detect the acts of devil manipulation in our life? Many, human, can fall on the very devil trap while trying to untangle such trap, and normally is by using rational that is illustrated in the expert and professionalism. While it is so simple, but to trust in God and follow his commandments just like an obedient child to father is proven more difficult in the mankind. A simple thing like that don’t need expert or professional to untangle, only follow God and obey him as he ordered us to. So submit to him and seek for his guidance because mankind is misleading and has been proven to be used by devil’s traps. Don’t trust men; rather seek God guidance because he is an ultimatum. Thank you all and be blessed.

Finally, God loved us and sent his only begotten son-Jesus-Emmanuel. Guess what?  We killed him by crucified him on the cross through the road/way to Calvary. But before he was publicly condemned to death, through our denial and quick fix decisions, he said that he was the "truth". The "TRUTH" he said then and today is still cumbersome thing for a human to untangle; and that is what makes some to do evil onto others in many ways because make no mistakes evil-do-exist.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It is not too late to start fatherhood life

It's time we all pitch in raising the children for the betterment of the future generation, our community and society at large. Too many dead-bit dads and drive-by dads in the streets while single moms raising their children without men. Now what kind of men will this turmoil produce? Men act and do things like boys or men who sit aside and let women run the show? Because welfare is taking the role of the absent fathers financially; video-games is replacing the moral and emotional charge; while TVs are taking the role model and role models. My grandma use to say, "If your parents won’t teach you, the world will teach you for sue", and that is exactly what is happening today. Fellas, it is not too late, but as father, be there, play with them, talk to them, assure them that everything will be alright, and be the one they can run to because they have to run to someone and somewhere.  It better be you than the devils hanging in the streets that can consume your child/children and may be come and eat you alive. It is time to cut it loose and not be subject to the statistics, let us open a new chapter.  

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Our Individuality, integrity and execeptionalism as peoples

Please read this article and feel it with me. How sad man-kind can get? This magnitude of idiocy is sad and beyond recognition of may. What is problem with us Africans? Our life is miserable enough, adding this kind of mentality is like putting a gasoline on the burning read thing:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hero Of Fatherhood Life And Mentoring Young Boys & Men, Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey Introducing The Lord Jesus is a way never before:

The man that many boys and young men calls him an inspirational father-figure because of his grass root works to the communities that so many boys and young men are raised by single moms. I always say that it takes a man to raise a man and a woman to raise a woman; it means that wearing pants and have deep voice alone and itself doesn't make one a man. A man has to adhere to manly duties, hardworking, decisefull-ness, respect to others, leader/head of the family, be a truly father figure, go to work without complain, be a good citizen, and a believer in the most high powers. It saddens me to hear current student and work force figure of men is way outnumbered by females. What is happening here? Are today's men no more bread-winner and leaders? Because women are now leading, supporting the family and attending college while men sit behind. I guess men got trapped plying video games and milking the situation. That's sad.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

When is Africa and African gonna get up from the dark-life!!!!!!!!

Africa, The Mother-Land All Humanity

I do always wander when is Africa and African going to get up from the dark-life? When are we going stop electing leaders who don't fit and represent our values and aspirations? When are we going to fear no dark powers because they are all illusion and cant harm human who do not believe and practice them, except for believer only? When does the so called educated in Africa going to get educated and act like educated fellows? When  is Africa going to get true leaders who can lead the continent's countries from the dark side to the light side? When is Africa going to improve its life conditions that meets basic human needs by use proven scientific measures and not use its old phased out dark magical powers? When is Africa going to truly believe that God does exist and will always exist and not their stupid magical, witchcraft, traditions and darkness beliefs and traditions that literally ruins life of so many? When that day will come and see my African brothers and sisters rise up and denounce the darken and wicked traditions and beliefs?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Malaika Song


WABONGO USA: ALEX KAJUMULO THE BUSHMAN AWEKA HISTORIA JAMAICA N...: "Ni kwa mara ya kwanza mwanamuziki toka nje kuweza kupata nafasi ya kwanza ktk safu ya miziki huko jamaica na huyu si mwingine ni Alex Kajumu..."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today’s Sunday Service:

In the Sunday service today the pastor remarketed the old says that are very important in our life. These remarkable say are the path to integrate us with God and build such relationship stronger until our journey here on the earth is over.  These say are such as “you can choose your friends or associates but you can never choose your relative or neighbors”. Other say were like, “honesty to one self is honest to God”; and “we are created resembling face and example of God”. If it is so, then we ought not to hate one another because that does not please God because we can not hate our neighbors and pretend we love and pray him for mercy. These are very powerful and touchy words. I therefore see the need to share them with you because they can make a difference in among us if we let the work of Holly Spirit lead us on this worldly journey. God bless you and your love one.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Magic of Children Growth

The magic of children growth is one big aspects of connection and bonding of parents, both mother and father, to the child’s life long. It is amazing the way a child grows. It is like miracle. Their body learns to maneuver things and their mind adjusts day by day. That is the beauty of fatherhood or fatherhood. I can see very tangible changes of my children day by day. It is there. I remember seen my son trying to maneuver his hands for the first time/day he was able to reach a bottle of milk from my hand and able to hold it by himself. It was like miracles. He was like 3moths if I’m not mistake. I could see the trials he made to reach and maneuver the bottler.  The best part is when he tries to form words and short sentences. It was cute because I use to correct my daughter only once and next thing she is saying the word correctly. Children, from birth to teenage, their brains are like magnet.
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, Michigan State University on the Development of the brain from 25 days to 9 months: (

Friday, March 11, 2011

R.I.P. Novati L. Shangarai Masao

Today, at this time, I would like to join my family/relatives, friends and neighbors mourning the sudden passing of my beloved cousin and brother in Jesus, Novati L. Shangarai Masao. Your passing has shocked all of us and has made us grow in the understanding of fate, faith and destiny; they are very cumbersome for human mind to untangle unless by faith, but we will have to face them as we are all on the same direction. The message that "Life is a giant high way on which we are travelers passing through the earth" is so vivid as of this moment.

My self, as caring father, I cannot even imagine what is going through my Uncle Ludovic Shangarai Masao right now. Let alone, as a parent, I cannot predict how this sudden passing of a young man Novati, is taking toll on my Aunt Agnes L Shangarai Masao (Mbuya) as mother of the deceased. Only the parent, the mother or father, of the deceased can tell. But, of course we all pitch in to assist and comfort the immediate family while going through these tough times. In this regard, I would like to extend a gentle hand and comfort to the family with passion, and my condolences, whatever that is needed and the most of all in my thoughts and prayers to make his passing a life-long legacy.

Novati, is the cousin that i spent almost my childhood life playing and growing with. He was only four years younger than me. We grew and played together. We had a specific code among few relatives that we grew up in the same age group; "Masao Tondo" or "Masao T." Only us knows what that means and what does it represent. As we lost one of our own in the name of the "Masao T." code phrase, I would like to represent the "Masao T."'s code group to say goodbye and farewell to our beloved brother, one of our own and the true "Masao T." We will truly miss you my brother. We cherish every childhood memory that we encountered. We will miss your love, smiles and kindness. You showed us that we don't have to confront the adversaries, rather persuade them; you lived your life acquiring knowledge on how to make the world a better place to live; and you in deed lived a very peaceful life. This is your legacy my brother. I never stop loving you, for you were an intellectual and caring person. When we got mad you made us smile with you, at the end we ended up smiling and forget what made us mad. This is what you wanted us to remember all along, and I promise you that we shalt keep your memory alive.

Lastly, for us left behind we ought to remember that life is too short, and we ought to enjoy and cherish every moment because destiny and fate are just around the corner. I believe that the most High has place Novati's soul in the better place and that is eternal peace. Novati Ludovic Shangarai Masao, we will be missing you bro. As true "Masao T."'s we will definitely keep the solidarity and love that you have shown to the "Masao T." family. My condolence to Mama Novati, Baba Novati, John a.k.a. Dogoo!! and Humphrey. Although, we are far apart, we are closer in thoughts. We deeply share the great loss of our beloved brother and Cousin Novati Ludovic Shangarai Masao. May Almighty God Rest his soul in  the eternal peace. R.I.P. NOVATI.

By Pendo Masao, Hope Masao, Valerian B-K. III, Malaika Masao and "Masao T." Family

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Love New York

I Love New York

Lady Liberty Statue, New York  
Oh yeah, NY is the place to be. I know many of you will be saying, What? But trust me NY is the place to be. Dont get it twisted, winter up here is bad but not as bad as some other places in the country. I also love Florida, the west,  the mid-west and down south but not as much as I Love NY, at least for the time being though. I better embrace the place I call home because it gives me all the life line support that i need to survive with my family. I have no complains rather love. I know that weather here in NY was not made for me, and that is indeed the down side of NY, also some other small stuffs that one can get over them if give a chance to look at theme in the bigger picture.