Master of the Universe? What True Freedom Really Is

Master of the Universe? What True Freedom Really Is

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. These bold words are the famous final lines of Invictus by the English poet, William Ernest Henley. The name of the poem itself, in Latin, means, “unconquerable” or more loosely, “unable to be mastered.” My...
The Fall of Roe

The Fall of Roe

Roe has fallen. After nearly 50 years, the United States Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most infamous Supreme Court case in U.S. history. I can’t quite remember when I first heard the name of this case from January 1973, but I believe it was my...
No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

Our oldest daughter, Mary, is preparing for theater camp this summer, where she and the other children will perform Seussical, the Musical. Yesterday she played the soundtrack to the musical and we heard Horton belt: “A person’s a person, no matter how small!”...
Hope in a Dystopian World

Hope in a Dystopian World

“I feel like I’m living in a dystopian novel,” I said to my husband one day in March 2020. That was when my world, like yours, came to a dramatic halt. A universal shut-down, imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, became an unprecedented experience for our...
A Case of the Whodunnit

A Case of the Whodunnit

It was a Sunday morning.  We had just arrived home and there I stood, contentedly flipping some pancakes on the griddle, while everyone else played together in the living room.   I love Sunday mornings, I thought to myself.  From outside the...

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