Some of “My Profile”…

15707181100_effc69a89f_m PANCHOOLAS

some priorities: Quality: of Life, of Health, Quality of People; To love where I am in the moment; to be swimming preferably in an ocean.  My nickname is Pancho, yet I’m not Mexican. Reason: my father was a friend and equestrian comrade of the late Mexican actor Leo Carillo who played the part of “Pancho” in the film “The Cisco Kid”, a Mexican rendition of “Don Quijote”. Leo (a Spain land grantee…(think Carillo Beach) told my father, NOT “Frank” for Russian grandmother “Fania”, rather Pancho, the part Leo played in “The Cisco Kid”. My collie’s pedigree name was Golden Pancho of Tamarack. My grandmother named colt “Pancho Eyelashes”.  Neighbor and my father’s best friend,  Johnny Weissmuller/Tarzan and Olympic Champion, trained me for speed competition swimming, his style, which was grueling. My father persuaded him to settle for my swimming the mile ocean water. Cheeta hated

Neighbor and my father’s best friend,  Johnny Weissmuller/Tarzan and Olympic Champion, trained me for speed competition swimming, his style, which was grueling. My father persuaded him to settle for my swimming the mile ocean water. Cheeta hated Boy, but loved me and we had tea together on the set. Johnny and his gorgeous wife Allene took my parents and me all over Mexico which became My Place.  Later, I “grew up” and was schooled in Madrid with a love affair with the city and flamenco dance. Tip of iceberg which is warming.

Equally me: an islander on Isla Mujeres in the Yucatan Caribbean, long ago when streets were soft sand (hence bicycles were useless). Delicious turtles, conch, lobster and fish abounded. This is also My Home. I returned there to spend every Christmas and New Year for decades with my loving fiends. I also returned to be healed from car injury thanks to successful hyperbaric treatments at the Island’s Naval Base, supervised by the presidential-level director of Mexico’s hyperbaric and hypobaric medicine. Mexico is healing and happy.

Oh yes, I am based in New York — Chelsea, Manhattan.

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The Royal Foundation of the Andalucían School of Equestrian Art

 Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre

The Royal Foundation of the Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

These videos tell the story of a magical art and tradition in the city of Jerez de la Frontera in the Regiona of Andalucía, Southern Spain.

https://www.realescuela.org/en/exhibiciones.cfm

See the spectacular “choreographed” performance…inspired horses truly dance to the Andalucían music, sharing the joy and synchronization with their dedicated riders. Pure elegance. Pure Andalucía.

RAMON BRAVO – in memorium

http://bit.ly/1AwuLOZRamon Bravo PIC

IN MEMORIUM: Ramon Bravo, my life friend. We lost him 17 years ago but will always feel his strong presence.

Ramon Bravo, a Champion: Olympic swimmer, oceanographer, fearless underwater photographer and cinematographer, author, naturalist, humanitarian. (Song and music by Arturo Bayena — Song “Ramon Bravo”   http://bit.ly/1AwuLOZ     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f16AMiCRr7M&feature=share . Footage by Miguel Barcenas, Manuel Lascano, Alberto Friscione, etc.

Special homage commemorations were dedicated to Ramon Bravo during the Cozumel Scuba Festival in December 2014, presided over by Jean-Michel Cousteau together with Ramon’s friends and colleagues including the world’s leading oceanographers, marine biologists, underwater photographers and scuba divers. www.cozumelfest.com

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New Stuff — welcome back, Pancho (2013)

I am trying to get back to working on this long-abandoned blog, so giving it a shot…a ver si esto aparece. Why can’t I change the font? Que chingadera.  Well, here we are, Feb 21, 2015, and I’m still TRYING to create some kind of a blog with this.  I need to become a wiz and live up to my reputation.  Now i’m working on this to try to revitalize my blog on mar15/15, one day after pi day.

Some of “My Pr…

Some of “My Profile”

some priorities: Quality: of Life, of Health, Quality of People; To love where I am in the moment; to be swimming preferably in an ocean.     My nickname is Pancho, yet I’m not Mexican. Reason: my father was a friend and equestrian comrade of the late Mexican actor Leo Carillo who played the part of “Pancho” in the film “The Cisco Kid”, a Mexican rendition of “Don Quijote”. Leo (a Spain land grantee…think Carillo Beach) told my father, NOT “Frank” (for my Russian grandmother “Fania”) rather Pancho. My collie’s pedigree name was “Golden Pancho of Tamarack”. My grandmother named colt “Pancho Eyelashes”.       Our neighbor and my father’s best friend, Johnny Weissmuller/Tarzan, trained me to swim fast for competition which was grueling. So I (and my father) persuaded him to settle for me to swim the mile rough water. Cheeta hated Boy, but loved me and we had tea together on the set. Tarzan and his gorgeous wife Allene and my parents took me all over Mexico which became My Place. Later, I “grew up” and was schooled in Madrid with a love affair with the city and with flamenco dance. Tip of iceberg. Another “me”: an islander on Isla Mujeres (offshore from Yucatan), long ago when streets were soft sand (hence bicycles were useless). Delicious turtles, conch, lobster and fish abounded. The island also home. I returned there to spend every Christmas and New Year for decades with my loving loving friends. I also returned to be healed from car injury thanks to successful hyperbaric treatments at the Island’s Naval Base, supervised by the presidential-level director of Mexico’s hyperbaric and hypobaric medicine.).  Mexico is healing and happy.      ##

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Filming in Isla Mujeres with Ramón Bravo

Filiming on location, Isla Mujres, director/cinematographer Ramaoan Bravo

Filiming on location, Isla Mujeres,  “Sueño en Cancún”, director/cinematographerRamón Bravo. This is before the “paradise dream comes true”