Category Archives: Reflexions

Is Some Scientific Research Useless?

Ninety-nine percent of the time I shake my head in awe at new discoveries and silently thank scientists
for their work. But one percent of the time I shake my head in disbelief and think “Was it important to learn this? How much money this study cost? How
does this contribute to better understanding our present or to make our future better?”

Fidel Castro’s Letter to Obama

Precious few people reach 90 in possession of all their mental faculties, so when this morning I learned that Fidel Castro had penned a 1,500-word letter to President Obama, I thought that reading it would give me an idea of the state of the dictator’s mind. Probably he dictated to a secretary and then asked […]

President Obama Goes to Cuba

Is it surprising that Barack Obama will visit Cuba in March? I don’t think so. But what does the Cuban political elite plan to do as the rapprochement advances?

Anniversary of a National Disaster

On January 1st, 1959, a jubilant Cuba greeted the flight of a dictator and his henchmen. Castro, the new leader, made the nation experience its worst political, economic and social disaster in the 20th century.

Cuba, Canada and Their Politicians

From the standpoints of history, geography, languages, races, climate and systems of government, Cuba and Canada are very different countries. But surprisingly, some of their politicians share amazing characteristi

On Equality

Therefore, when the judicial advisory committee submits a list of suitable candidates to the Prime Minister or the provincial Premiers, said elected government officials know that whomever they appoint are fully vetted, qualified, and capable persons who know the law.


The best works of arts, past and present, should be accessible to billions. The goal is to expose, not impose, the finest of the arts to as most living humans as possible. Children in particular should be educated in the arts from the cradle. In childhood the human mind absorbs the artistic expressions that family, […]