“The contrary view was expressed by columnist Rich Lowry in a thoughtful op-ed in the P&C in which he concluded that immigration with assimilation “is the opposite of xenophobia. It is an expression of a belief that they (immigrants) can be and should be fully part of the American mainstream.” A mainstream which, by the way, has been shaped by different languages, traditions and cultures to become something uniquely American.”

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.