Lee Cuesta

Lee Cuesta

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Ultimate 11:11 Event

I know there is something important and significant about seeing 11:11 on a digital clock -- inadvertently, accidentally, somewhat subconsciously.  It happens to me too frequently to ignore it.  So today is Thursday, November 11, which is 11-11 once again.  And because of that, I am hereby beginning the official countdown on my website to The Ultimate 11:11 Event, which will occur next year in 2011, when November 11 will be 11.11.11.
More details will be forthcoming, but for now, my announcement contains these three elements:

  • Here on this website there will be a reverse timeclock counting down to the time 11:11:11 AM on the date 11.11.11.
  • I am soliciting comments and posts from you about your own "11:11" experiences.
  • I will re-release my book, Once: Once, which means "11:11" in Spanish, and the official publication date will be 11.11.11.  This will actually be a revised, updated version -- including a new title and new cover art.
One footnote:  as I have mentioned in previous blogposts, today, being November 11, is Veterans Day.  And I've questioned why Veterans Day is always 11.11, regardless on which day of the week it falls, unlike most other holidays, which got moved to Mondays.  Part of this answer is the fact that Veterans Day began as Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day), commemorating the day on which the armistice, or peace agreement, was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany, for the cessation of hostilities along the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning -- the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.  


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LEE CUESTA, a journalist who worked in Mexico City, has written about the complexities in Chiapas for a decade, acquiring firsthand experience in both Tuxtla Gutiérrez and San Cristóbal de Las Casas. As a fully bilingual writer, the author has been published in periodicals such as Northwest, Eternity, World Pulse, Indian Life, Interlit, Prisma, El Faro and Apuntes Pastorales. The articles receive international response. In addition, Cuesta is the author of the novel entitled Once: Once, about religious intolerance and an independence movement in Chiapas, along with a conspiracy to recapture territory that once belonged to Mexico. In it, he combines the skills of a storyteller and investigative reporter to penetrate the historical, social and spiritual dimensions of this convincing tale. It provides a rare and stunning glimpse into the elements that render neighboring cultures so incompatible.

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