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Energize the brain

At least once a week, something triggers a memory from my past. Yesterday, a friend’s photos of her trip to Norway immediately transported me back to Malmo, Sweden, where my husband and I spent a month 40+ years ago.   I … Continue reading

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Time and tides

In the first line of “Love in the Time of Cholera,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez refers to memories conjured up by the scent of bitter almonds.  The taste of a madeleine cake causes French author Marcel Proust to remember the country home … Continue reading

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Peter Pan story ends, life in the U.S. begins

Today I am posting the last two parts of a six-part video interview with my friend Maria, who talks about her family’s experiences before and after fleeing Cuba during the revolution of the late nineteen fifties and early nineteen sixties. … Continue reading

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Peter Pan Airlift separates families

An article in today’s Seattle Times describes Cuba’s celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, in which U.S. political leaders trained Cuban exiles with the goal of ousting revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The U.S. government … Continue reading

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“Pedro Pan” was no bedtime story

Fleeing their country was something many middle and upper class Cuban families did in the early nineteen sixties after experiencing life under revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.  Many children from these families were sent to Miami for safe-keeping with the expectation … Continue reading

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Kobe, Columbine, Sendai: for me they’re connected

Watching video of the destruction caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is horrifying.  I have friends and acquaintances who are affected, who are comforted by knowing their families are safe, but still suffering from seeing endless video of all … Continue reading

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