Land That I Love

One of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen is that of Lady Liberty from the ferry that transports passengers from New York City's Battery Park to Liberty and Ellis Islands. This is the place where my great-grandparents and my paternal grandfather came to the U.S. in the early 1900s from Europe, immigrants in search of opportunity. Some of their names are engraved … Continue reading Land That I Love

With Age Comes Freedom

I was raised to care what people thought of me. I knew instinctively that my actions and behaviors were not solely my own. They represented my entire family. I understood that I was supposed to be good, follow the rules, be an asset to my family and community. Instead, as a teenager, I was naughty, … Continue reading With Age Comes Freedom