This work brings together a selection of articles collectively surveying the current state of Rastafari as a worldwide phenomenon. The essays are divided into sections on globalization, ideology and practice, theology, gender, politics and music.
About the Author:
Michael Barnett is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology, and Social Work at the University of West Indies at Mona. His articles have appeared in such publications as Caribbean Quarterly, the Journal of Caribbean Studies, and the Journal of Black Studies.
Her devoted family only wants the best for their Bubbie. Mostly they want to ensure that their matriarch’s twilight years are spent in comfort, safety, and serenity. But how do you manage an aging, immutably stubborn Holocaust survivor who has risen above the squalor of Poland’s ghettos; fled across the war-torn German wilderness; and survived the winter-ravaged Pyrenees alone on foot with three children? You probably don't.
Managing Bubbie is the heartrending, hilarious family memoir by Russel Lazega that recounts the frequently hectic, ever-exhausting trials of one Jewish family in Miami Beach as they try to oversee the care of the elderly, unmanageable Lea Lazega. As they scramble for an acceptable assisted living facility and struggle to get her medication in line, they discover the difficulties of controlling a woman who time and again eluded catastrophe by refusing to be told what to do.
A tapestry of an American family in the 1980s, Managing Bubbie also revisits the Holocaust period to mine the love, hope, and humor that emerged from the deepest despair. Anyone who savors a soft heart with a sharp funny bone will laugh, cry, and commiserate with the confounded family who must manage their beloved, impossible Bubbie.
About the Author:
Author Russel Lazega is a lawyer living in North Miami Beach, Florida. He is the author of several nonfiction publications, including Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice (PIP), the nation’s leading treatise on Florida car insurance law that stirred tremendous excitement throughout Florida’s sprawling community of insurance agents and insurance lawyers. Managing Bubbie is Lazega’s first foray into creative nonfiction. When he is not writing, or chasing after a pair of fire-breathing, house-wrecking T. rexes impersonating small children, the author can be found kayaking the waterways of South Florida, venturing as far as the tide will take him from his loving, but indescribably overbearing, family.
Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer.
The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one’s inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should—money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability—and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who’ve faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of “unlearning,” of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path.
Presented in four chapters—The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return—inspired by the hero’s journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment—actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.
About the Author:
Elle Luna is a designer, painter, and writer. She also runs a textile venture, the Bulan Project, a collaboration between designers and master batik artists in Bali, and has previously worked as a designer at IDeo and with teams on apps and websites, including Medium, Mailbox’s iPhone app, and Uber. Ms. Luna speaks to groups around the world sharing the story of “The Crossroads of Should and Must,” and lives in San Francisco and online at elleluna.com.
la angustiosa situación económica que sufren en La Habana, Leonardo y su
esposa, Sonia, deciden irse de la isla en una precaria balsa, en compañía de
varios amigos del barrio, durante el éxodo de balseros de 1994.
norteamericanos los interceptan en alta mar y los llevan a la prisión de
Guantánamo, donde los fugitivos encaran el maltrato de los guardias y los
ataques de delincuentes retenidos en la base estadounidense. Al cabo de semanas
de temor e incertidumbre, Leonardo y Sonia logran por fin su sueño de llegar a
Pero tras el
deslumbramiento inicial, no tardan en descubrir que el paraíso tiene un precio.
En su afán de sobrevivir en una ciudad que habían idealizado y cuyos misterios
desconocían, Leonardo se verá envuelto en una red de corrupción, narcotráfico y
violencia mientras Sonia, presa de una ambición descontrolada, lo empuja con
sus exigencias cada vez mayores hacia un abismo.
Sobre el autor:
Hernández Alende (La Habana, 1953) es un escritor y periodista que reside en
Miami. Ha publicado la novela El Ocaso, en versión impresa y digital,
con la Editorial Pukiyari (antes Contacto Latino), y la novela El paraíso
tenía un precio, también en versión impresa y digital. Es uno de los doce
autores del libro de cuentos Viaje One Way.
como columnista, redactor y traductor en El Diario/La Prensa de Nueva
York y actualmente es editor y columnista en el diario El Nuevo Herald,
de Miami. Es colaborador habitual de la revista Suburbano, y tiene un
blog, llamado El Blog de Alende.
Hernández Alende es casado y tiene dos hijas.
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The black-and-white photographs in Double Take document the same children over a period of time. They chronicle the essence of childhood through the years—in some cases decades—and mark the delicate transition into adulthood.
There are 50 photo sets, each of which is accompanied by a short personal vignette, either by the subject of the image or the subject‘s parent, reflecting on the fleeting moments and stand-out events that have irrevocably shaped their lives.
In these side-by-side images, the children might as well be saying, “Watch what happens, I'm traveling between the frames, slipping into more of who I will be.”
About the Author:
Maggie Evans Silverstein has been a portrait photographer for over forty years. She is a former editor for Tropic, The Miami Herald's Sunday magazine. Maggie wrote features and essays that included her photographs, and a weekly column on art and architecture. Her photographs have appeared in national publications and have been exhibited at local galleries. She has photographed many bestselling authors for their book jacket covers.
In 1951, Robert H. Simpson lifted off in a specially-equipped plane, flying directly into the path of a storm that would send most people running for cover. For more than four hours he observed Typhoon Marge from its eerily calm eye, later describing it in The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society as “a coliseum of clouds whose walls on one side rose vertically and on the other were banked like the galleries in a great opera house.”
For Simpson this was just one of his many pioneering explorations of hurricanes and extreme storms. Over his decades-long career his research led to great leaps in our understanding of tropical meteorology and our approach to hurricane safety. He was the first director of the National Hurricane Research Project and the second director of the National Hurricane Center, though he may be best known as co-creator of the widely used Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, familiar to anyone who has heard a reporter use the words “category five.”
Simpson’s memoirs take readers from his experience with the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919 to his travels to study weather across the globe. Along the way he crosses paths with other weather greats, including his trailblazing wife, meteorologist Joanne Simpson. Hurricane Pioneer is a riveting first-hand account at a revolutionary time in meteorology.
About the Author:
Neal M. Dorst is a meteorologist in the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
When is your culture bad for you? That is the question that weaves its way through Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You, a startling collection chronicling the lives of Cuban Americans from WWII-era Havana to contemporary times in "el norte." Whether they inhabit blue collar neighborhoods in the Northeast, the increasingly Latino-populated South, or Florida, the characters that populate this book—many of whom are the children and grandchildren of exiles, who have been raised in traditional Cuban homes but whose only homeland has been the United States—must decide what to take and what to leave from their upbringing.
About the Author:
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanéswas born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Her debut collection of stories,Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles(Ig Publishing, 2009), was followed byEveryday Chica, 2010 winner of the Longleaf Press Poetry Chapbook award. She lives in Orlando, Florida, where she teaches literature and writing at the University of Central Florida.
August, 1943: Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. His life, in a brutal Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, is a daily struggle to save the men under his command. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever. A savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of good and evil, of truth and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
About the Author:
Richard Flanagan's five previous novels—Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, and Wanting—have received numerous honors and are published in twenty-six countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. He lives in Tasmania.