United States has been referred to as a "Melting Pot", (several mixes of ingredients in a soup), but I believe we are more of a jambalaya - overall a mix of healthy and spicy ingredients, fresh from the land, sauteed and simmered until a perfect mix of flavors are released, and yet offering distinct and specialized tastes of the history of all the people.
We enjoy a local ice cream store with several locations in our town, lately they have added ice cream flavors; new tastes reminiscent of other ethnic groups, with excellent results. And yet our local libraries and schools struggle for funding to stay open, and can only offer small amounts of information easily comprehended by recent immigrants.
This is my next plan of action: Sweeten the flavors at my local library to include those who struggle to live here. Stay tuned on how this travel progresses. M
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman