Self Promotion

Pajamas Media has published a column I wrote about that “generational shift” we’ve been hearing so much about. Please head over there and check it out.
Here’s a brief excerpt:

It is my totally unscientific opinion that Cuba has some sort of mystical power over human beings. Since Columbus first set foot on Cuba’s fair shores, and reportedly said that it was the most beautiful land his eyes had ever seen, man has been enchanted and taken by its power to seduce. It’s a power that I believe can actually be transmitted genetically to generations that have never been on the island. Generations like mine.

3 thoughts on “Self Promotion”

  1. I have to agree that Cuba has a mystical power over human beings. I don’t know what it feels like to have it in your genes, for I have none and have never set foot on the land. Maybe the trade winds that carried its seduction to the coast of Texas where I grew up, maybe it is the enchantment of the Cuban people that I have encountered (some genes may have rubbed off then, I don’t know), maybe it is simply the pictures I have been able to find, or, just maybe, it is all of those things combined.
    Of one thing I am glad; that I do not have this gene. For as much as I ache for the Island and people, if it were any more in my blood, I think I might go crazy.
    My prayers are with you, your family, Cuba, and the people.

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