Prom for Senior…Citizens

"You will enjoy doing something different this coming weekend." Direct from my alma mater’s hometown, it’s a prom…for all kinds of seniors. Both high schoolers and older adults were invited to last month's 2015 Tompkins County Intergenerational Prom. Students from Cornell University and Ithaca College run the organization, Project Generations, which hosted the event. I really love the idea of activities that bring multiple generations together. We can learn a lot from people at different life … [Read more...]

Ribbon Dancing

"On earth no feast lasts forever." -Chinese proverb But sometimes you wish it could. Over the weekend, there was a Taiwanese American Heritage Week festival. (Taiwanese American Heritage Week starts every Mother's Day weekend in most major cities.) The L.A. one featured folk dance, aboriginal music, Taiwanese food, and more. As a child, I loved seeing performances of the ribbon dance. Women would sway to traditional music, making the swirls of ribbon fly into the air. Originating in the Han … [Read more...]