COVID-19 continues to rage across wide swathes of America. Necessary social distancing prevents traditional picnics and cookouts. Meanwhile, a national wave of protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd has initiated a discussion of our history, specifically our country’s legacy of racism and slavery. This Independence Day will be very different. Continue reading
Happy Memorial Day!
Although hosting a cookout with friends or holding a picnic with extended family might be impossible this year, try to make the most of the holiday. Continue reading
Wishing a happy and healthy Easter to you and your families.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic might curtail your normal holiday traditions, I hope that you’re observing them in different and creative ways. Continue reading
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Celebrate safe and smart. While social distancing, stream Irish music or read a piece of Irish literature. Enjoy a sliver of soda bread and a pint of Guinness in the comfort of your own living room.
Happy Presidents’ Day!
Take a moment to read a biography or watch a documentary on your favorite president this holiday. You don’t need to restrict your intellectual curiosity to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. American presidential history is full of complicated, contradictory, compelling, and even admirable figures. Discover one.