My Guest Post and a Confession

Recently, my friend and fellow blogger, Kiran over at Masala Chica asked me to write a guest post.  Her blog is one of my favorites, and my reaction was immediate.  I’m there – when can I start? There was no question in my mind what I wanted to write about, because I was burning to…

My South Asian Parent Story

When I was a new wife and mom, more years ago than I’d like to count, I wandered the self-help aisles of bookstores almost weekly.  I guess I was a typical newbie at everything family, and needed support and guidance in how to deal with cultural differences, living with a man and all of his…

Music Culture: Never Tear Us Apart

Culture:  The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.  (Dictionary.com) With all of this talk about intercultural relationships and families in this blog, I realized that what I’ve really been writing about is differences in ethnic culture.  My husband and I are the products of two very different ethnic traditions,…

Dinner for Three: A Short Story

I have been hard at work writing short stories using some of my life experiences as fodder for my creativity.  Here is installment one from the story, Dinner for Three. I must reiterate, that this is part of a work of pure fiction. In my stocking feet, I glided over to the refrigerator in rhythm…

You’re Marrying Who?

Back in the early 1990’s when my husband and I got married, intercultural relationships and marriage were not as accepted as they are today.  When we would walk together in the mall, or eat at restaurants, white people’s heads often turned, sometimes shaking with disapproval. I had a friend who, knowing my husband was Hindu,…