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“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...
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.