Global Perspectives
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    CUBA, "I love her. She is impossible."

     "Cuba, I love her. She is impossible."  That is the phrase I remember most upon returning from Cuba. I had asked our taxi driver what his life was like. He said an average day of work was about 16 hours. He had two children and his car, a 1954 Chevy. He wore out the original engine and with his own hands installed a 4-cylinder motor from Korea. He was proud of his car. "It feeds us," he said.  Cuba, he told me is like a woman. "I love her, but she is impossible."

    It seemed to encapsule the way a lot Cubans feel. They are poor, they work hard, they have little prospect for improvement, yet they have a pride that their island country has "done it my way" and at least they believe they snubbed the corruption, greed and abuses of the "fat cats" who once ran their nation. Their lack of hope for economic gain is off-set by their pride that they didn't let the criminal element dominate their country. They have to live as a poor people, but they have no choice. I found the good people of Cuba to have a straightforward integrity that was refreshing.


     "I love Cuba. Cuba is impossible."…


  • Jul 9, 2017 | World  

    British Film Maker, Peter Kershaw, Interviewed by Big Sky Voices

    PETER KERSHAW, BRITISH MOVIE MAKER NOW A NEW MEXICAN VOICE IN MOVIE PRODUCTION Peter Kershaw, owner of Duchy Parade Films of Britain, has produced over 30 film productions, most in the UK, most with Duchy Parade Films, but some with Claro Films, NFTS (UK) and others...


  • Jun 9, 2017 | World  

    Qatar in Trouble, Saudis Itching for Conflict

    Qatar in Trouble Because of a Fake News Story Supporting Relations With Iran Saudi Arabia is dominated by an age-old pact with the Wahabi sect, the most conservative and violent sect of Islam. Because of that Saudi Arabia has donated huge sums to religious and radical groups around the world, often fostering violence. The Wahabi are Sunni, and the Iranians are Shiite...


  • Apr 18, 2017 | World  


    INFRASTRUCTURE IS A BIG DEAL, AND THE USA IS IN A DEEPER HOLE THAN EVER. CAN TRUMP FILL IT? Infrastructure needs fixing, from local towns to interstate highways! Like the president, I have traveled the world and have noticed the sorry state of America's aging, sometimes potholed interstate highways, aged inadequate airports, ancient electrical systems, and obsolete water systems...


  • Apr 17, 2017 | World  

    Ancient Persia (now Iran) Gave Christians and Jews Many of their Beliefs

    Concepts that Christians and Hebrews Got from Zoroastrians I am often amazed at how similar we turn out to be with people we thought were so different. In ancient Iran there was a religion that predated Islam. This group could be found all over the Middle East but seemed to have a strong center in what is now Iran...


  • Mar 1, 2017 | World  


    The USA has elected: A Dystopian Narcissist of Pseudologistic Hyperbole. If you need interpretation: Dystopian is a viewpoint of a dark, destroyed world in despair and chaos. It is a world dark, defeated, where civilization has failed. Narcissisit is a person so self-centered that he does not empathize or think of others. Pseudologistic hyperbole...


  • Feb 20, 2017 | World  

    New Mexico Film Foundation "Calling All Girls" to Make Movies with $1,000 Grant Awards

    It was our pleasure to interview Dirk Norris, executive director of the New Mexico Film Foundation. ( ) You must see this 15-minute interview to hear the latest. Dirk was formerly with the New Mexico State Film Office and has been devoted to promoting the film industry in New Mexico for many years. He mentioned two new programs for 2017 that the New Mexico Film Foundation is sponsoring...


  • Dec 21, 2016 | World  

    Winter Solstice, 2016, Sacred With Many Cultures for Centuries

    The Zoroastrian have considered the winter solstice a special night for centuries, the longest night of the year, a night to gather with your friends and family, have a prayer, read from sacred books, and know that light will overcome darkness. Zoroastrians worshiped the sacred black stone of the Middle East long before the Islamic people, and they predated Islam in Iran by centuries...


  • Sep 21, 2016 | World  

    Iran's Plan to Lure Big Oil

    If you have an interest in oil and gas, you should read this article. We found it on Bloomberg LP, and it has a rich and important perspective. Written by Amir Handjani, an outstanding writer and observer of international economic trends. In a recent communication with him he said to Ben at : "It will take at least 15-20 years for Iran and the U.S. to normalize their relationship...


  • Aug 23, 2016 | World  

    Perfect Storm Brewing in the Middle East

    The Eagle, Bear and Dragon Dance to Music of Power by Julie Clark (Book author, Movie Screenplays) American interests are in disarray globally and there isn’t much time to clean house. If any semblance of world stability is to be maintained the U.S. is going to have to revisit some old tried and true practices and traditions...


  • Aug 14, 2016 | World  

    Hero in Syria Killed by Bombing

    Khaled Omar Harrah, a volunteer rescuer who spent nearly three years rushing to the scenes of airstrikes and barrel bombs to save lives, has been killed in the embattled city of Aleppo, Syria. Khaled Omar Harrah cried "Allah Akbar" when he saved lives. Others in Syria yell "Allah Akbar" when they murder children...


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