My father and his parents were German Jewish refugees in Cuba during World War II. Though I was born in the U.S., this Cuban background got me interested in Cuba over fifty years ago. Today I operate a wideranging and easy to used Yahoo news group focusing on Cuba. I spend long periods of time living and working here in Cuba to help interested English-speakers everywhere learn some more about Cuban society. It is an endlessly fascinating place. Some things work, some don’t, but there’s much we can learn from Cuba, if we would only open our hears, our minds, and at long last normalize relations with this island, the little engine that could.