The cycle probably started when Ted Turner pieced together CNN, but without the scientific and technological advances in communications and computers that energize You Tube, Google, Twitter, et al, plus the battle for audiences and readers in the media, it wouldn’t have turned into a monster. Practically there is no limit to what will get […]
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A debate on the quality and future of education has been going on for some years now. Many topics are discussed, from tiger moms in Asia to the factors that make teaching an uninviting profession. At present some geneticists argue that genes affect how people learn to read and write and how they learn mathematics […]
Realism in fiction is a controversial issue. For readers of literature and/or viewers of films and television series seeking entertainment to escape daily grind, realism may be bothersome. But others prefer fiction that cuts it as close to reality as possible. Neither group should be criticized. Cultural tastes result from personal experiences, age, education, profession, […]
In what concerns Syria’s civil war and the recent use of chemical weapons against civilians, it seems as if hundreds of millions of people share the opinion that the best course Western democracies could follow is to help the refugees, demand that the criminals are brought to justice, wait for irrefutable evidence about who gassed […]
I’ll discuss my writing and how I left Cuba to seek creative freedom and to flee repression on Wednesday, April 3, from 7 pm to 8 pm. Learn more on the Library’s website. I look forward to seeing you there.
Before 1959 the Cold War had not been a widely held concern in Cuba. Folks assumed that our nation was too insignificant to be targeted by the Russians, and because the United States was our ally since World War II, the notion that American nuclear-tipped missiles could rain down on us was inconceivable. This started […]
Two or three minutes after I saw the photo of Escobar’s cheeks and read the news stories, I considered writing this. But I decided to wait until things returned to normal so people would read me with cooler heads. It’s important to say I’ve never met the Toronto Blue Jays short-stop and don’t think I […]