In his column, Ken solves ethical dilemmas posed by his readers, answering questions on topics as diverse as “kinky” sexual games (handcuffs or no handcuffs?), the Bible’s take on spanking (children, not adults), and the killing of unwanted cats.
He is also something of an expert on Cuba, it seems.
A reader has asked Ken whether it’s OK to take a holiday in Fidel Castro’s island paradise given that “by spending money there, we are propping up a wicked dictatorship”.
No problems - having travelled to Cuba six times in the past 10 years, our columnist admits that there are some “frustrations” with the regime.
However, says Ken, most Cubans love their island, are very proud “of what has been accomplished in the fields of medicine and education particularly" and don’t want any “help” from interfering foreigners (ie, Americans), telling them “how their country will be run”.
So his ethical advice to his reader is to go to Cuba but try and spend the money not in “plastic” resorts such as Varadero but in casas particulares and paladares to ensure the money stays with real Cubans.
“Spread your money among ordinary folks who can use it,” he concludes. “And talk with them while you do. You'll be less likely to use the word 'wicked' when you come home ... except in reference to Bush and his predecessors.”