Posts Tagged: Cuba

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

Travel to Cuba Vintage ad

Crazy For Cuba

The deep freeze between Cuba and the U.S is thawing. It’s hard to overrate the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba because as recently as 18 months ago the very idea of a sitting U.S. president stepping foot

Travel to Cuba Vintage ad

Crazy For Cuba

The deep freeze between Cuba and the U.S is thawing. It’s hard to overrate the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba because as recently as 18 months ago the very idea of a sitting U.S. president stepping foot

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

vintage ad illustration colds listerine flu

Memories of the Mid-Century Flu Outbreak

As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I take a look back to the winter of 1957 when the Asiatic Flu terrorized the nation, and hit close to home. 1957 was a gloomy winter; as

vintage ad illustration colds listerine flu

Memories of the Mid-Century Flu Outbreak

As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I take a look back to the winter of 1957 when the Asiatic Flu terrorized the nation, and hit close to home. 1957 was a gloomy winter; as

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT I

The German Measles Crisis of October  This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, those harrowing 13 days in October 1962 that brought us to the brink of thermonuclear war. I didn’t know until years later that

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT I

The German Measles Crisis of October  This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, those harrowing 13 days in October 1962 that brought us to the brink of thermonuclear war. I didn’t know until years later that