Moments in Hand

Last night, I attended a writing workshop.  It was my first time at this particular one, and as I drove up the long driveway to the hostesses home, I fought my childhood shyness pop up in my throat.  But, I fought it and threw myself in, completely unaware of the incredible inspiration I was to…

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,…

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,…