Author Archives: Jorge Costales

About Jorge Costales

- Cuban Exile [veni] - Raised in Miami [vidi] - American Citizen [vici]

Another one bites the Embargo’s dust?

#Cuba on the cusp of shorter lines? Think me not a #HateHard, more a case of hard fate. #CubanEmbargo claims another. pic.twitter.com/dH9D5WkmHQ — Jorge Costales, CPA (@CPA_thinkgood) January 9, 2015 C.S. Lewis in the The Great Divorce: There are only … Continue reading

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Wired like Sgt. Carver about the Cuban embargo

There is more than a little Ellis Carver, part of Baltimore’s fictional finest in The Wire, in me about the recent Obama administration changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba. In a memorable rant atop an unmarked police car, [then] Sgt. … Continue reading

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The Cuban Embargo’s other purposes

People happy about the Obama administration’s change in policy towards Cuba had a remarkably consistent theme in their comments during the day, ‘the Cuban Embargo has failed.’ You won’t be surprised to learn that the actual current legislation — Cuban … Continue reading

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What to do when God appears to say no?

How do we react when God does not seem to respond to our petitions? Do we become Morris Albert groupies? A WSJ article by Gregory Cootsona gives us a glimpse into how the great C.S. Lewis navigated the issue: Finally, … Continue reading

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The God Particle to Miami Marlins fans

Gary Nelson’s question to Jeffrey Loria properly identified what truly binds [aka ¹God Particle] Miami Marlins fans, he asked: Your organization and you are, quite frankly, much despised among many in this community…. Can a deal like this wash that … Continue reading

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Pop culture vs. Reality, aka #GWC

There was a time when the images of those on the bus below dominated pop culture. [Their image, as usual, was best captured by Tom Wolfe]. Who knew that the engineers who founded Fairchild Semiconductor were the ones who would … Continue reading

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The offer Santos Perez couldn’t refuse

A great friend, Santos Perez, was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame a month ago. The achievement was recognized in a Miami Herald article by Greg Auman which noted that Santos “has written for the Herald since 1995 … Continue reading

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Dear Cleveland fans, #sorryifwetookthebest4

Who would have thunk it. The Miami Heat’s dynastic run was ultimately doomed by well meaning Abuelitas. Oh they look innocent enough, I know. But we must approach the LeBron James departure autopsy with the cold-bloodlessness of an NBA executive … Continue reading

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LeBron’s Kidd play

Part of the hagiography that comes with star NBA players is the notion that every off-season they attempt to improve a part of their game. I think LeBron James decided to focus on his General Manager skills this summer. Except … Continue reading

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Unlike Cain and Abel

I visited my father Adolfo’s gravesite on Fathers Day with his grown grandkids whom he never met. Our next stop was to visit his 92-year-old younger brother and my dear uncle, Ramiro, who is in a Hialeah rehabilitation facility. He … Continue reading

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