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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...

Jose Valiente Day in Tampa

Jose Valiente Day in Tampa

So pleased to see that the City of Tampa honored Jose Valiente on the 50th anniversary of his coming to the United States in October 1962. Jose is one of the narrators in my oral history book about Cuban exiles, "Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early...

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...