Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Interview for Random House e-Book

Here is an interview I did for the Random House e-Book edition.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Town and Gown Appearance

After a whirlwind visit to the Big Apple, I'm back in Bozeman and heading off to Billings to speak at Town and Gown tonight. The subject is Cuba, a place that seems to be in Limbo right now. It is very hard to predict what the future there will be. I note that Castro is on the ballot for another term in office, that is, El Jefe, not his brother Raul.

As the photographer Roberto Salas told me when I visited Havana last March, Cuba has two problems, "the embargo and blaming the embargo." Something will have to be done to improve the Cuban economy whether there are Castros or no Castros in power. Cubans are very resilient and very creative. Maybe one day they will be able to direct their own destiny.

My destiny in the next couple of days will be determined by the state of the roads, which I'm happy to report are in a relatively dry and drivable condition this morning. However, in Montana they say about the weather: "Ask me again in five minutes."