Stories written by Rebecca Cofino

The Pilgrimage of Ermita de la Caridad from Coconut Grove


The annual pilgrimage of the Ermita de la Caridad shrine from her home in Coconut Grove to the American Airline’s Arena downtown. The shrine is a holy Catholic relic which was smuggled out of Cuba and dramatically arrived in Miami by boat September 8, 1962 to the throngs of 30,000 spectators. For Cuban American Catholics […]

TED Talks in Coconut Grove


Is your life what you want it to be? Are you able to translate your dreams into your reality? Are living to the boundaries of your potential? The phenomenal of TED Talks tackles these types of big ideas and more. If you don’t know about TED, let me fill you in. TED began as a […]

Behind the Red Gate: the Beauty of the Kampong


A morning thunderstorm made me think twice about keeping my appointment to tour the Kampong, but I’m so glad I risked the mud. By the time I arrived at their red gate, the rain had passed and it was a glorious day to view the former home of Dr. David Fairchild. I mention the gate, […]