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Confessions of a Groupie

How many of you in this audience would admit to being a groupie or a huge fan of some musical group, artist, sports team or politician? I’ve been thinking about this phenomenon ever since realizing that I fit into this category. It’s not easy for me to admit this. When …

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Hero Worship


We entered the bedroom of the simple casa particular in Santa Clara, Cuba. A wooden cupboard, a sagging double bed, two small side tables and flowered curtains that barely cushioned the sun’s rays. “Comrade Che slept here, you know.” intoned our host in strongly accented English. “Really” we replied, keeping …

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