Women and Age

I remember desperately wanting to turn 18. It had been my main goal in life since I learned to drive when I was 12. I couldn’t wait to get my ID and driver’s license to reach “freedom and independence” and, in turn, be eligible to vote. I didn’t worry about my age again until I…

How I Came to Interview Fidel Castro

The first time I had the opportunity to interview Fidel Castro illustrates a fundamental aspect in succeeding at any endeavor: i.e., planning. I knew Castro was an almost impossible person to interview, but I also knew that when he traveled to summits and official visits outside of Cuba, he was always surrounded by journalists who…

Letter to a Friend

Dear friend: I hope that by the time you read these lines you are feeling renewed and ready to move forward with the determination and commitment you’ve undertaken in your life. With this surprise message, I want to be a part of the chorus of infinite affections that surround you and mention that you are…

More Happieness for the Skies

Only those who have lost a father, a mother, know what it means for family members to receive affection, strong hugs, prayers, support, solidarity from friends, people who, in one way or another, crossed paths with my father. Thank you so much. His path was intense, fruitful, full of challenges, obstacles, satisfactions, and emotions. My…