Book Reflections | “CUBA: AN AMERICAN HISTORY” Ada Ferrer.

Winter Reading (s) | As I take the time to reflect upon the first reading of Ada Ferrer’s prologue from the book entitled: “Cuba: An American History” (2021), I was inclined to write upon the impressive reviews to delightfully taste the poetic prose of rich history intertwined with Cuba’s American History. I foresee that FerrerContinue reading “Book Reflections | “CUBA: AN AMERICAN HISTORY” Ada Ferrer.”

CURIOUS NATURE.

Entrenched in the World of Islamic Pirates, Catholicism, Spanish explorers and conquistadors, I was reflecting upon the sugar, ginger, jewels, gold, silver mines, that were found in Hispaniola, Cuba and New Spain (Gibson, 2014, p. 70). I wondered has everything been discovered? What if there was still so much to find and discover in theContinue reading “CURIOUS NATURE.”

REFLECTIONS | WESTERN HEMISPHERIC CONCERNS.

On July 28th 2022, The Honorable Senior Senator for Florida, U.S. House of Representatives, Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered opening remarks at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for the nominations of U.S. Ambassadors for Latin America and the Caribbean. I took the time to reflect upon the remarks that were delivered, and also the questioningContinue reading “REFLECTIONS | WESTERN HEMISPHERIC CONCERNS.”

THE ELEGANCE OF PEMBERLEY.

…… As I cordially invite you into the branches of the soul that intertwine as the Cerebral veins, that give life to what is presumed as our thinking and feeling, the garden of elegance, the beautiful mind, brain, the sensory perceptions, that give and receive with our loving heart.….. Shazia. A reflection from the novelContinue reading “THE ELEGANCE OF PEMBERLEY.”

WHAT IS YOUR CASA?

Within this writing I reflect upon the scene entitled as” Castles in the Air” from the book” “Little Women” By Louisa May Alcott.

CHAPTER 15 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I reflect upon Chapter 15 entitled: Florida, CA. 1960 – 80 from the book entitled” “EL NORTE.” I was especially drawn to the the continuing themes of historical architecture, the Cuban Regime, immigration, education and the formulation of the term Hispanic.

CHAPTER 14 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I reflect upon Chapter 14 from the book entitled: “EL NORTE.” The desire to conserve the cultural heritages of the Spanish-Mexican past are noted with the arts, film and progression of the Hollywood film industry that is known as the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema. Cultural preservation is intertwined with the establishment of unions, riots, protests and world war II. With notable individuals who led movements to improve Mexican-American relations.

GIMME SOME LOVE PLEASE! ;)

Within this writing I share a moment of hope that was derived from reading passages from the book entitled: “THE WORLDS GREATEST PROPOSALS” by Fred Cuellar. This reading was very personal and deep especially as I reflected upon the pain of severed relations, to once again find the continual hope of human to human love.

CHAPTER 13 | SUMMARY!

Within this writing I reflect to provide a summary of “Chapter 13 New York, ca. 1920s-’60s” from the book entitled “EL NORTE” I found this chapter refreshing to learn of the evolutions and blending of cultural infusions with arts, poetry and dance. Puerto Rican, Cuban and Spanish migration to New York led to the creation of the idea of Hispanidad, that aimed to create a shared Latin American cultural heritage.

REFLECTION | EMERGENT LEARNING.

Within this writing I reflect upon the process of learning as doing something, such as a process to shift a view, create an opinios and to build upon previous learning. It is through this thought that I share views upon the current evolving situation in Afghanistan, Venezuela and the book that I am reading, to discuss and reflect upon my own learning that is evolving through the learning of Spanish American History through its founding and creation story that leads to The United States of America.