Wedding Vow from the Chinese Han Dynasty

Sarah Ritchie Readings & Vows

  New York is a delicious melting pot of ethnic groups and cultures—a Celebrant’s dream come true.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 10 percent of New Yorkers identify themselves as Chinese.  I have worked with many Chinese couples over the years and find there are wonderful customs, including the traditional tea ceremony which couples enjoy including in …

Ivy Covered Roses

Sarah Ritchie Real Stories

I am from Oklahoma which, like many other Midwestern states, is filled with strong public colleges and universities, but few private institutions of higher education. I have considered why this might be the case—the migration patterns in American history, the timing of the Morrill Land Grant Act which “seeded” many of our large public universities, the populist political culture of …