Radar happenings are a bit sparse on work days, but I promise that tomorrow will bring big news with two big events that Radar and I have on the calender. I hesitate to say too much because one of the events takes place at 6:30am and if I decide to weasel out of it I don't need the extra shame of admitting that here! For today, I thought I'd segue to another topic... one very much in the news. Most of you that follow Radar Love know that 25% of the blood coursing through Radar’s sweet little veins is sangre Cubana! And that’s because many of you following the blog are either 50 or 100%’ers in this same category... obviously I’m a 50%’er because Abuelo is a 100%’er. And for those of you that didn’t know this, I’ll give a very, very quick recap.
Once upon a time there lived a family named Pazos in the country of Cuba until the tail end of 1959 when they scaddadled under the pretense of moving to Spain under an official Ambassador post, then emigrated to the good ole’ USA (mostly). Fast forward 50 years to 2009. Of our branch of the family (parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) none returned or visited that island country until last year when a couple of members visited (I dare not reveal who)! And now, after 47 years of a policy that has not worked (usually I try something new after 20 or so years when something isn’t working, but hey, I guess our government had more patience than I have), it seems that things are changing fast!
I need not bore you with the details since I’m sure most of you know that Obama lifted some travel and money restrictions, and now Raul Castro has said that he’s willing to sit down and talk about everything (prisoners, transparency, human rights, etc.). That is a VERY BIG change from Cuba's former posture toward the US. I see this thing snowballing soon! If Cuba simply makes a few gestures of good faith, I think the US Congress and our President will happily and quickly pass laws to lift most, if not all, of the embargo...
And as soon as that happens, Radar and I are hopping on the first flight to Havana… Anyone care to join us??? We will try to spend some of the Cuban currency we have laying about (dated
1959 with Radar's great-grandfather Felipe Pazos' signature as President of the Bank)...
So anyone wanting to start fantasizing about a group trip to Cuba in the near future, just drop us a line... we're in!
Lots of love,
Titi and Radar
PS - WE DID IT!!!! THE BIG 10,000!!! I can't believe it (even if 1,000+ hits are mine!)
PSS - The Science Pundit owes me an explanation!