“There’s No Place like Home for the Holidays.” Perry Como crooned it and I find myself humming along. But, as the Christmas countdown enters its final week, I wonder whether the lyrics should be tweaked. By embracing the cross-cultural threads in my life, I feel grounded most of the year. However, on Christmas Day, I am adrift and wonder if others find their emotional compass spinning at Yuletide.
Latitudes and Attitudes. Are you ever surprised when a side of yourself surfaces in an unexpected way in an unexpected place? Convinced that I am stable and predictable, I still get a jolt each time the power of place shapes my personality.