by Walter Lippmann
THANKS TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY Thanks to modern technology I can use the cell phone’s ability to transcribe the spoken word into the written word. I was able to do this at the hospital and because we do have WiFi here at the airport I’m going to try to make at least a little report to you now. This morning I began to write a report and I got several parts of it done but then I had to pull away from the hotel’s computer near where I live and take care of yet another few final errands.
Try as I might it just became impossible today to share last Impressions before leaving I do have about an hour but I’m not sure I want to try dictating this kind of report to a cell phone. It’s surprisingly hot and muggy here in the airport which is different from the way it is outside where it’s actually brisk and cool today. Maybe they turned the air conditioner off because of that and they’re always try to save on unnecessary electricity usage anyway.
As I leave Cuba after a month I have to tell you I’m in very hopeful spirits. I’m leaving a country which is working very hard to try to resolve its many problems. It would not be fair to say that all of Cuba’s problems are caused by the US blockade. But there’s no question in my mind and there shouldn’t be any question in the mind of any reasonably objective person that every problem that this country faces is made worse by that blockade.
No I am not going to give you a speech.
The flight is almost 6 hours long. My house sitter will meet me at the airport and take me back home. I’m very much looking forward to getting into that convertible bed that I bought recently which has the wonderful capability of being able to raise the head and the feet at the same time. It’s sort of like and it works the same way except that it’s a double.
Most likely I’m going to have to try to do some more of my work in bed because of the ruptured muscle that I have in my right leg.
Other than drinking a bottle of lemon flavored Perrier and maybe eating an apple or something my plan is to try to avoid as many outside stimuli as I can and will endeavor to write a more detailed report,or, more to the point to complete the report that I started this morning and was unable to complete.
I’m really quite tired now and I also just had a shot here at the airport by a nurse to try to prevent me from having a thrombosis on the flight. If I have any other thoughts before getting on the plane well maybe I’ll make them.