A watch is a timekeeper. It can be flashy or expensive, meant to impress, or it can say something about who you are. The watch I found today has a picture of the girl I wanted to be when I grew up. I got her after an operation on my tonsils when I was seven. I was in Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, . . .
Some call New York City the melting pot, others call it a tossed salad. I agree with “the others.” There are people of many cultures living in the five boroughs, but we don’t all “melt” into a single culture. Instead, we live side by side as neighbors, friends and coworkers. We adopt each other’s phrases and gestures, share the food and drink of our native countries, and celebrate our ethnic roots in holidays, parades and street fairs every weekend.