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St. Patrick brought Catholicism to the Celtic island afloat the cold northwestern waters off the Atlantic’s European coast. He tied his converts to the mainland and made them part of a global fantasy of barbaric beauty. We celebrate his day as … Continue reading
While Anglo-Americans flock to theaters to watch Tom Cruise conduct impossible missions or Daniel Craig test drive M’s devices, the rest of the world seeks their thrills as Shah Rukh Khan completes perfect crimes as Don. These are not films … Continue reading
On Twelfth Night, while the Three Kings deliver gifts to the children of Spanish-speaking world, I will summon the strength to disassemble our family’s signs of the holiday season. Weeks of love and labor transformed our messy home into a … Continue reading
November tested our family. We said our final goodbye to my husband’s mother, best known in our house as Granny, and to our sons’ definition of vacation as an investigation of Celtic castles followed by games of Coppit. Our Thanksgiving … Continue reading
When Mitt Romney attacked Big Bird, he attacked an Obama surrogate of global repute. The residents of Sesame Street taught my generation and those that followed to embrace difference of color, creed, even orientation, with subtle messages of compassion and … Continue reading
An advisee dropped by my office on Friday to report on her experience in IndiCorps. She wondered if our family had any books she could put in her empty suitcases for a children’s library in the slums of Chandrigarj. My … Continue reading