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Portrait of Martha with quote/positioning statement and link to About page.
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Havana and Surprises
“Viva Cuba! Cuba libre! The cheer went up in the aircraft cabin as my daughter Naomi and I touched down at the Jose Marti International Airport after the short flight from Fort Lauderdale. Most of the passengers were clapping and cheering, apparently Cubans coming...
People of Havana
During our six-day Christmas vacation in 2016, Naomi and I saw many instances of the fervent patriotism we had seen on the plane among our fellow passengers as we landed in Havana. A bookseller with whom we talked exemplified this love of country. He was peddling...
This week I celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary. When I got married, I promised my “soon to be” that I would do the best I could in our marriage; to be my best. I didn’t promise necessarily to stay married, but to do my very best in our marriage–to be the best me.
I think Martha Grossman in Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine, in her own way, made a similar promise. She needed to get out of her marriage to fulfill that promise. Reading her book prompted me to take a good hard look at my marriage. Divorce was always a possibility, but her memoir made me realize I needed to stay in mine. Martha, the Martha that I know, is living “the best Martha.” She and her book are teaching me to do the same.