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SRO in Tallahassee

SRO in Tallahassee

Standing room only today at Hearth and Soul in Tallahassee for the book event with my friend and former law partner Carlos Alvarez, who is one of the narrators in my oral history book about Cuban exiles, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away.” We had a great conversation,...

My Lecture on YouTube

My Lecture on YouTube

In case you missed the livestream of my talk about early Cuban exiles as part of the Florida Lecture Series at Florida Southern College last week, here’s a link that will take you to the video recording of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7weVCLb-z_U The program...

Now in the Orlando Sentinel

Now in the Orlando Sentinel

I’m so pleased to see that my oral history book about early Cuban exiles, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away,” was one of six titles featured by the Orlando Sentinel’s Joy Wallace Dickinson in her holiday gift-giving guide of Florida books. As you can see, my book is...

Great Night in Tampa

Great Night in Tampa

My conversation partner Mary Bebout and I had a great live audience tonight at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa and online for the Florida House Zoom Book Club to discuss my oral history book about early Cuban exiles, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away.” I was glad to see...

My Lecture on YouTube

Tune in to YouTube

I’m so pleased to see that my remarks next week as part of the Florida Lecture Series at Florida Southern College in Lakeland will be livestreamed on YouTube. The lecture is based on my oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban...

Next: Florida House Virtual Book Club

Next: Florida House Virtual Book Club

I’m all set for 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." I'll be in conversation...

Success in Los Angeles

Success in Los Angeles

I enjoyed our panel discussion about transnational displacements at the Oral History Association annual meeting in Los Angeles. My part of the session was a presentation about my oral history book about Cuban refugees, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

What a surprise, to see my oral history book about early Cuban exiles highlighted by my publisher, the University of Florida Press, for Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s about the beginning of the Cuban diaspora that is still unfolding at our Southwest land border. As...

Next: Los Angeles

Next: Los Angeles

I’m going to Los Angeles tomorrow for the annual meeting of the Oral History Association in downtown LA, their first in-person annual meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. I’ll make a presentation on Thursday about my oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a...

Thank you, OLLI

Thank you, OLLI

I just finished teaching a course about Cuban exiles, based on my recent oral history book, “Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles.” FSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers interesting courses every semester, and I was pleased that...