Monthly Archives: July 2013

Spacious skies

painting of scared dog under bed with haiku

The Fourth of July has got me thinking about what it means to be an American. Like many who live a bit outside the mainstream, I don’t automatically identify with all things American: the flag, baseball, hot dogs, Hollywood and so on. I must confess that I don’t know how to blow gum, I’ve never heard of most of the celebrities in People magazine, and I have yet to grasp the rules of football. But at the same time, because both of my parents chose to leave their homelands of Switzerland and Read more

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