Bernie Sanders - "I know something about immigration."
I know something about immigration because my dad came to this country from Poland at the age of 17 without a nickel in his pocket, without much of an education and without knowing the English language.
Like immigrants before and since, he worked hard to give his family a better life here in the United States. He never made much money.
We lived in a three and a half room rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn, New York, but he worked hard, my mom worked hard, and they were able to create a situation where their two kids went to college.
Their story, my story, your story, our story is the story of America, hardworking families coming to the United States to create a brighter future for their kids.
It is a story rooted in family and fueled by hope.
It is a story that continues to this day in families all across the United States.
I have created this spot on the web to record some of the letters written by my parents to us, their children. Their letters / email communications have been a blend of many things derived from their experiences and from their extensive reading and interactions with people around them.
Though the content of the blog is purely personal messages relating to the writers and their wards, I believe they may be of use to others. I also believe that there is no thick boundary line between individual and social thinking. And it may also be not uncommon that social thinking becomes individual thinking and vice-versa.
I greatly appreciate various artists whose work I am making use of in making this blog.