A Trip Back in Time.

Recently I began talking with my¬†childhood best friend (we met when we were four), with whom I hadn’t spoken in 18 years. This coming May, my wife and I are going to Cuba for the first time since we left, when we both intend to reconnect with our birthplaces and those who are still living in our neighborhoods (many have left).

Today my friend sent me this picture, which is of me, him, my younger brother, and my cousin, sitting on my grandmother’s sofa in Havana. I can’t wait to go back and return a changed person, with many stories to tell.


Unknown Americans

I’d like to thank author Cristina Henr√≠quez for allowing me to share my #UnkownAmericans story. Check the website for so many other wonderful immigrant stories.

Also, I recommend getting a copy of Cristina’s very moving novel about immigrant families, The Book of Unknown Americans!

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