“You’re such a hypocrite, Kaito” Hana told her brother. “You object to my relationship with Danny because he’s not Japanese and yet you’re sleeping with Duana, my African American friend.” Kaito looked up from his laptop, his expression darkening as he met his younger sister’s incensed gaze. “I don’t have to explain myself to you,” … More Love vs Tradition
Roxanne glanced down at the four pumpkins. When Ellen saw the expression on her face, she asked, “What’s wrong?” “Have you any idea of what Halloween is really about?” Ellen shook her head, thinking, no, but I bet you’re going to tell me. “It’s a harmless tradition in my family. The kids look forward to … More A Harmless Tradition?
As she drank her tea, she thought of her grandmother. Grams would have turned 90 today. How she missed her. It was Grams who got her into the habit of drinking tea in the afternoons. She thought of the times when she used to walk over to Grams’ house after school and sit at the … More The Afternoon Tradition
Just recently I read that Sir Thomas More placed great importance on the education of women. Here’s an exerpt from his biography on Wikipedia: More took a serious interest in the education of women, an attitude that was highly unusual at the time. Believing women to be just as capable of academic accomplishment as men, … More Education of Women and Girls