What’s It Like Living in Cuba?

It all started with one chicken.living in cuba

I visited Havana and met many local people.  They taught me what it’s like living in Cuba.  Of course, I met people in the usual tourist spots.  But I also talked to many others: musicians, artists, museum guides, factory workers, and drivers.  I’m certainly not an expert.  Here’s what I learned.

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What’s the Cuban Embargo Like on the People?

Do you remember when the U.S. started the Cuban embargo?  Castro took power in 1959, promised free elections, then changed his mind.  He also leaned toward the Soviet Union for aid.  As a result, the U.S. established a commercial and travel embargo—that has remained ever since.

My wife and I traveled to Havana in January.  We met dozens …

Brutal Murderer, Daniel Marsh, Released Early?

Will Daniel Marsh, a convicted murderer in California, be released from prison?  He’s only served ten years.

At 15 he committed a brutal murder in Davis, California.  He stabbed to death a husband and wife.  Police didn’t solve the case for two years.  But Daniel Marsh began bragging of how he killed the two and got away with …

You’ll Like My Crime Story—I Promise!

crime storyWhen people ask about my crime story books, they often want to know if they’re based on true stories.  Sometimes they are.  I worked as a criminal trial lawyer for 40 years.  Many of those stories are “stranger than fiction!”

My crime story book, The Amygdala Hijack, was based on true facts from the Twin City area.  A …

Legalize Marijuana—and Reward Criminals?

As with many states, New Jersey is considering a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use.  However, they are legalize marijuanatying it to a unique program that no other state has attempted to do.  New Jersey proponents also want to expunge the records of thousands of people previously convicted of drug possession charges.

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