Category: The Arts

Mid-Summer Immigration Notes … part one

We never envisioned a time when immigration would be in the news on a 24/7 basis. In one form or the other, it’s immigration this, immigration that, immigration now, immigration next week, immigration next month, next year, next election, every moment of every day. Sometimes, it’s just about impossible to keep up …. sometimes the […]

Puritans, Washington Irving, and Christmas

Christmas. Greeting cards, decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights, Christmas trees, nativity scenes, carols, poems, food, candy, candy canes, Santa Claus & Saint Nicholas, ribbons, presents, wrapping paper … almost everything you can conjure up about how we celebrate Christmas came about because of immigrants. Perhaps no other holiday that has been so influenced, so shaped, so […]