Category Archives: Family

Feliz Día de los Padres

Siempre pensé que los que se habían quedado en Cuba tenían un dominio del idioma superior al mío por haberse formado sin la influencia de otra lengua en constante roce por los medios de comunicación o por haber cursado estudios … Continue reading

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Musings

It’s been a while since my last blog. There were too many disruptions that took me away from reflections of a higher order; a plumbing leak, repairs, maintenance, professional work, in essence, the menial realities of life. We had an election, … Continue reading

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On the Death of El Caballo

After my initial euphoria in solidarity with many of my fellow Cuban compatriots rejoicing over the death of this ignominious man, I feel compelled to share what has subsequently turned into an ambivalence over the passing of this vengeful and destructive man who upended … Continue reading

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Recalling Mr. Reagan, Are We Better Off Today Than in 2008?

Eight years ago, Barack Obama promised change. His political slogan was the inspiring “Yes We Can.” A vast majority of Americans dreamed of an expanded popular participation in the social fiber of our great nation. Voters lined up on election day to … Continue reading

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My Lady Gertrude

My Gertie died Monday. It was the Ides of March. She was thirteen years, eight months and seventeen days old. We thought she was a cocker spaniel but the veterinarian said she was an English spaniel. She was blonde and … Continue reading

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Renunciation Scars

A middle-aged woman entering the neighborhood supermarket caught my attention as I was shopping in the Produce Department. Her demeanor struck me although it shouldn’t have by now. As far back as the early seventies there have been stories about recent arrivals from Cuba reacting to … Continue reading

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At Her Side

As I sat there, distraught and seemingly withdrawn—mentally counting the folds on the sheet covering her ailing figure, the number of bars on the side rails of her hospital bed, noticing the foam-rubber booties casually leaning, blue, against the footboard, … Continue reading

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Sad Day For Freedom-Seekers Everywhere

Yes, December 17, 2014 marks a nasty betrayal of dignity, of human values, of justice everywhere by the President of the United States; very much along the lines of the Kennedy Administration in April 1961 when JFK withdrew the support the US … Continue reading

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Together Let’s Negotiate the End of Despotism in Cuba

Before running out of time, I’d like to contribute to the restoration of the grandeur once synonymous with the Cuba of my birth. The military junta in power since 1959 puts out volumes of distortions and purposeful misinformation to spread its propaganda … Continue reading

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Facing An Ethical and Social Conundrum Today

The writing today stems from a telephone conversation with a good friend. While we were both born in Cuba, I was born early enough to recall a prosperous Cuba, a joyful Cuba, an economically progressive Cuba, and a free Cuba … Continue reading

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