Archive for November 2014

England: Pilgrims, Puritans, and Witches

England: Pilgrims, Puritans, and Witches
  With Thanks  Since Thanksgiving is this week, I decided to focus on England. So many of our traditions – like apple pie and the language we speak — come from England. English Puritans and Pilgrims colonized America. These two groups of English immigrants had very different agendas ( Puritans vs. Pilgrims), yet it was their... Read more »

Iceland: Winter is Coming

Iceland: Winter is Coming
  It was eight degrees in Chicago when I started writing this post. How appropriate to be writing of Iceland. Winter is coming. A Special Connection  My love affair with Iceland started long before the popularity of Game of Thrones. It is a very personal connection. I have my father to thank for that. During WWII,... Read more »

Iran: When a Voice is Silenced

Iran: When a Voice is Silenced
  “The Minutest Opening”  Earlier this summer, I contacted an Iranian citizen who agreed to participate in this blog. This week, I was told the interview was off. I cannot give you a name. Or gender. I cannot tell you where this person lives or what they do with their days.  The reason is safety. Behind... Read more »
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