Revolutionary regrets, I’ve had a few…

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the oppressed of the world could actually succeed in overthrowing the oppressors? Everywhere there is seething, but the outcomes are minimal, except for those killed, beaten, and imprisoned in the protest. Tyrants become stronger. It breaks my heart. I remember travelling to Havana last Christmas, eager to see the Revolution's…

Fighting cynicism

I'm a bit of a Pollyanna. I like to see the good in the world, be cheery, believe that people are generally not evil as a first choice. But it's getting harder and harder to keep my upper lip stiff. It seems every time I turn on the radio or see the news, it's more…