Correspondence May 2014 From Castro to Cancun By R. Clay Reynolds I’ve long wanted to go to Cuba for the same reason that most Americans my age might. I wanted to see a place that has, for most of my life, been shrouded in mystery. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. R. Clay Reynolds R. Clay Reynolds is a professor and director of creative writing at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of more than 900 publications, including 13 books and 3 edited editions.