Monthly Archives: November 2017

Passings and Epilogues

Yet again, death has struck a member of my family — my cousin Amy, at 46. Death has visited our family all too frequently and all too early.  My father died at 45, brother Steve at 59, brother Kevin at 62.  We are a family of unfinished stories. Death leaves its mark when it comes unexpected and early. So many unspoken words  So many unsung … Continue reading Passings and Epilogues »

A Mutt Named America

  The recent public conversation on immigrants and immigration has had a tearing effect on the American psyche.  It seems for many Americans the memory of how we came to be American people has been forgotten.  For most of us, America is not our native land.  We, too, are foreigners, descended of refugees from an earlier time.  Many of our ancestors were greeted in an … Continue reading A Mutt Named America »