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Ready for OLLI

Ready for OLLI

Great preview program today at FSU for the Fall 2022 offerings for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I pitched the two-session, four-hour course entitled “Early Cuban Exiles: Memories of Loss, Struggle, and Rebirth” based on my oral history book about Cubans who...

Florida House Book Club

Florida House Book Club

I'm very pleased to be invited to the quarterly virtual book club of Florida House in Washington, DC, the home away from home for Floridians in our nation’s capital, to discuss my oral history book about early Cuban exiles, Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away. Although...

On Display

On Display

It was a real treat to walk into the reception area at my publisher’s office this week and see the display stand with my oral history book about early Cuban exiles, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away.” Thanks again to everyone at the University of Florida Press for all...

Meet-up with Mario

Meet-up with Mario

En route to Orlando on Tuesday, I spent a few hours catching up with Mario Cartaya of Fort Lauderdale, who happened to be in Gainesville as I was passing through. Mario is one of the 54 narrators in my oral history book about Cuban exiles, “Ninety Mikes and a Lifetime...

Always a thrill

Always a thrill

Always a thrill to walk into a bookstore and see them promoting my oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles,” for events like the one today at Story and Song Bookstore in Fernandina Beach. Thanks to owners Mark and Donna...

Next: Northeast Florida

Next: Northeast Florida

Now that we’re back from our travels through western Canada during July, I’m all set to resume the promotional events for my new oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles.” The next event is scheduled for 3 p.m. next...

More kudos

More kudos

Thank you, City Councilman Luis Viera of Tampa, for your kind words about my book about Cuban exiles. I hope others find it as worthwhile as you did. You can also order an inscribed copy of my book through this website.  #oralhistory#cuba #patriayvida

A national conference

A national conference

I’ve been asked to make a presentation about my new oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles,” at the 2022 annual meeting of the Oral History Association. My book is a perfect fit for the meeting’s theme. The meeting will be...

Joining “Florida Talks”

Joining “Florida Talks”

Every year the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) announces a Speakers’ Bureau called Florida Talks, and I’ve just been included on this year’s list. Under this program, speakers on various Florida topics are made available to FHC’s nonprofit partners. My talk will be...

A visit to Parque José Martí

A visit to Parque José Martí

While I was in the Tampa Bay area this week for some events to promote my new book about Cuban exiles, I visited José Martí Park in Tampa’s Ybor City, the historic cigar-making enclave for Cuban, Spanish, and Italian immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th...

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