Roots and Connections

Recently, my mother sent me this poem by Marge Piercy. She said it is one of her favorites, and now it is one of my favorites, too. Marge is a bestselling author and poet who is active in antiwar, feminist and environmental causes. My mother is an environmental...
Little Havana Named National Treasure

Little Havana Named National Treasure

When local residents and activists learned about plans to change the zoning of Little Havana, we were worried. We learned that some developers were already “branding” the eastern part of the neighborhood as “West Brickell”; they wanted to...
What Happened to LittleHavanaGuide.com?

What Happened to LittleHavanaGuide.com?

You may have arrived here expecting to find LittleHavanaGuide.com, a very comprehensive online guide to Little Havana that I launched in 2011. LittleHavanaGuide.com now leads to PeoplePlaceConnect.com. Why? The quick answer is because it is impossible for me to keep...

Motorcycles & Rumba

So this is how it happened … the backstory. It was Friday afternoon. Here I was, imagining that I would just stay at home with my fractured ankle (I’m in my second month of healing, wearing a boot-cast), even though it was Viernes Culturales (Cultural...