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Thought For the Day: The Tale of Global Socialism Is One of Ruination

“The young Democrats swooning for Sanders appear unfamiliar with socialism’s century-long career, a dismal tale of ruination from Russia to Cuba to Venezuela. Indeed, are they even aware that China’s greatest reduction in poverty in human history correlates precisely with … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 28: Swimming With Iguanas

The Day 28 challenge is to write a prose poem.  I have chosen to use growing up on the Naval base in Cuba for a while as the base of the poem. Swimming With Iguanas by Michael Romani We were … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Los Van Van – Ay Dios Amparame!

Some may disagree with me, but, I don’t think there is a group of musicians more illustrative of post- Revolution Cuban music than Los Van Van.  It was led for many years by bassist Juan Formell until he passed in … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Lecuona Plays Lecuona – Ernesto Lecuona

Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona y Casado was born on August 6, 1895.  Before he had passed away on November 29, 1963, he had composed over 600 pieces mostly in the Cuban vein.  Through these compositions, Lecuona raised Cuban … Continue reading

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