“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people. No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” Gandhi
How do you celebrate your culture?
One of my family’s favorite pastimes when we’re together is tracing our genealogy. We’re serious about it. We have a private website where we can post lineage stories and bits of histories. We have binders and notebooks and even a master poster board outlining the main line all the way back to the 1200’s. Along with names and places, we also study the cultures and customs of our heritage both passed down and gleaned from cultural sites on the internet.
One of my favorite things to do is share my culture with my friends and learn more about theirs. With such a melting pot of different races and cultures here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s easy to find events and museums to explore. Whether you take a stroll in Chinatown or Japantown, visit Yerba Buena Gardens and the Martin Luther King Tribute Fountain, or take in the International Art Museum, there are hundreds of places to explore interesting cultures.
This Fall issue, we’ll traverse the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, cultural cooking in Mexico, and learn how to cook a Moroccan meal. Come explore with us and if the mood rises, share your culture with us at searchmagazine.net.
Emerian Rich / Editorial Director