My Dad

Included in Express Yourself, Vol. 2, an anthology of poetry due to be published November 2007. He was the essence, the seed, the unique ancestral root From where my brother and I came, and our children too He wasn’t tall, handsome, clever or, Oh, so bright! But his calloused hands were caring when he touched me. He […]

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Country Bistro

Photos by Mariate Echeverry This month we invited Chef Ferris Camp to be our guest for this column. Chef Camp studied at the New England Culinary Institute and honed his remarkable sommelier skills as apprentice to two well-known wine masters, Mark David and Roland Zachalius. Until recently, he was owner of the popular Gazelle Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. […]

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Who Killed Fidel Castro? Wins Second Literary Award This Year

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (July 30, 2007) – David Pereda, an up-and-coming author who gave up a successful international consulting career to become a writer, won first place in the Lighthouse Book Awards mystery-thriller category this weekend for his manuscript titled Who Killed Fidel Castro? The award was the second this year for Pereda’s story about a […]

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Bolero

Published in “Author’s Voice” magazine and included in Express Yourself, Vol. 2, an anthology of poetry due to be published November 2007. A languid rhythm itching at our feet, The smell of salt, the whisper of the sea, The long boneless fingers of the breeze Caressing coolly our heated, panting bodies, Held tightly against each other as […]

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Bogota, Falling for Wine

In tune with our current Pasajero issue highlighting Columbia, we decided to explore what wines Columbians like to drink. In order to do that, we invited Dario Parra, owner of the well-known establishment in Bogota, La Casa del Vino, to be our guest for this column. Is Colombia a strong wine market? Columbia has been a rapidly growing wine market […]

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Miami Author Wins Literary Award

MIAMI (Nov. 13, 2006) – The Florida Writers Association awarded Miami-based author David Pereda second place in the 2006 Royal Palm Literary Awards for his novel, Beyond Midnight in America.   The book, scheduled for publication next year, is about a successful Miami architect who fled Cubaduring the Mariel boatlift and reluctantly returns to his native country to unravel a 25-year-old family secret.  […]

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Catar en Familia

Mi pequeña hija, quien tiene apenas tres años, ama el vino; pero me adelanto. Como diría Aristóteles, empecemos por el principio: ¡Bienvenidos a mi columna! Si usted lee estas líneas es porque le interesan los vinos tanto o más que a mi Sophia, a mi amigo Carlos (quien sirve de co-autor de esta columna) o a mí. Les prometo una […]

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