Pursuit of the Image


The constant pursuit of the image, of looking and seeing or seeing and looking becomes an exercise in circularity: The more you look, the more you see; the more you see, the more you want to look.

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Havana, During the Days of National Mourning: November 26 – December 4, 2016

In Memorium

I arrived in Havana on November 29th and found this message taped to the wall inside the elevator in the hotel where I was staying.

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Fidel’s Final Rally

fidel rally

At 12:07 a.m. on November 26, 2016, a three-word text message flashed across my telephone screen: “Fidel is gone!” I was shocked. I shouldn’t have been. After all I knew he was already 90 years old.

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1492 November

1492 November

“In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,”

is the first line of a well-known poem for children that tells the story of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the New World. It is the only line of the poem I ever learned.

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Cuba, Cuba

Cuba Cuba

Cuba, a street in Havana, is like all streets in Havana, fascinating.

I found it quite by accident while exploring the city and decided to follow it. The irony of being on a street named ‘Cuba’ while in Cuba was not lost on me. As I neared the end of Cuba, I discovered a bonus—a boxing school.

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Cuba: Te Vemos

Cuba te vemos

57 Years After the Revolution

Cuba, cut off from American travel by her island location, her dictator, the U.S. State Department, and several presidents, has always been an enigma to me.

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Cuba: Te Vemos-The Research Project

Patricia D. Richards is currently on sabbatical for the 2016-2017 school year working on a special research project in Cuba. Please take a moment to read the blog and view the galleries of this beautiful country, rich in culture and bold colors.