Hope you had a great 4th! We had a great time celebrating here with friends. We had it all: the beach, bbq chicken, and sparklers! Here are a few America-related notes to commemorate July 4th.
1 – As I think about my childhood in America, I think about Mario, Megaman, Link, and the entire cast of Nintendo characters. If this was a part of your childhood, you might like this “Super Mario Bros. Crossover” game. Enjoy!
2 – America, as we know, is a nation of immigrants. Here’s a great article from the NYT on how immigration has changed over the last 100 years. Five differences emerge: (1) it’s global – everybody is going everywhere; (2) the money – last year migrants sent home $317 billion, propping up dozens of national economies; (3) immigration is no long a boys game – nearly half of immigrants are now women; (4) technology – webcams and satellite TV – connects immigrants to their homelands like never before; (5) the expectation of government control – establishing controls that were not even imaginable 100 years ago.
3 – Finally, a patriotic pic from our celebration on the 4th: