Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Cuban Exiles on the Trade Embargo

Recently published, Cuban Exiles on the Trade Embargo, provides an in depth look at the Cuban trade embargo the US has set up against Cuba.  Edward Gonzalez, a long-time citizen to the United States, gives us this history lesson which is not an American teaching.  Why? Why does the US continue to remain neutral as a country hangs in the balance of disaster?  Why are so many exiles frustrated?  This book takes a look at this and uncovers the roots of Cuba.  It further outlines, with repeated interviews, the impact of the embargo upon each “interviewee.”  It’s a fabulous history lesson, with a sad and gripping story from the perspective of a Doctor, a Priest, an educator, a nun.  When will this nation be released from the grips of Fidel Castro? 

Highly recommend this book; the author did his homework.  You won’t be disappointed. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

design seeds: boarded hues

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I love when I stumble upon a color blogsite that is soooo colorfully sweet!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cuban Freedom - When?

I often wonder about Cuba and what it would be if.....if the USA had not tried to help Cuba.  My brother-in-law has written a book on the history of how the USA has come to be a "big Brother" to Cuba.  He explores the whole theory of the Trade Embargo and questions, has this helped?  Is Cuba better off, and what's the next step.  As many Americans know, there are many Cuban people in Florida.  If they were born in Cuba, they cannot go back there.  They are tied to their country they live in now because the Cuban Reigme will not allow "Cuban-born" citizens to return.  How has this impacted the Cuban people living in America?  They are sad.  They long to return and the regime has made it oh so difficult.  So who is winning here?  My brother-in-laws book outlines this perfectly and is a good read for those wanting to understand how Cuba got where it is now.  I am so moved by this book I wanted to share it with you today.  Here is the link to it.  Cuban Exiles on the Trade Embargo.  The photo I am putting with it is what I shot on the 4th of July.  I've left you to wonder about this photo....my husband is Cuban.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Raindrops on July 4th

Just a little rain for South Florida, we are in such a drought right now.  For freedom, for liberty, how blessed are we to have these inalienable rights?  I can't imagine living in another country and being without that.  I'm humbled by what our armed forces do for us each and every day.  The photo below is to remember our WWII veterans at our Nations Capitol.  I love looking at the postcard picture, such a beautiful memory.