My last few articles have focused on a lot of the more negative things that I experienced in Cuba. I think it’s important, however, to remember that Cuba has plenty of positive things going for it, as well.
Another piece of Cuba that truly fascinated me while I was there was the transportation. In my last article I wrote about how the fall of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy. This happened largely because of Cuba’s dependence on oil and petroleum products.
While discussing Cuban history with one of my new friends this past week, I was struck with an analogy that one of them gave. “When the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s,” he said, “it was as if a mother had been killed while nursing her newborn child.”
Officially, the Cuban revolution lasted 6 years, and marked the beginning of the Castro regime, which has endured well over half a century. In the hearts and minds of the people of Cuba, however, the revolution continues even to this day.
This is the second of a 2-part article on homeschooling that I published on Pat And Candy yesterday. Here’s an excerpt below:
I’m excited to have had the first of a 2-part series on homeschooling published on Pat And Candy yesterday! Here’s an excerpt from my article:
“So what do you do?” This is one of my most hated questions in all the world.
Last weekend I went to a board game convention. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so nervous.
As I sit down to write this article, I do so completely mute. It’s true. I have absolutely no voice.
I was featured yesterday on my friend Jess Lander’s blog, No Pants Freelance. Here’s a sneak peak of my article: