This important PBS documentary deepened my understanding of hate in our midst and to reflect on how hurt feelings within any of us can lead to hurting others.
I just have this thing about babies. ~Ruth Powers When Ruth graduated from nursing school, she worked in obstetrics at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She did that until the first of her five sons were born. Then she had babies of her own to care for. And still, that wasn’t enough for her. At a 10th […]
I left our second Living Room Conversation (LRC) on the topic of “Guns and Responsibility” in turmoil. I could not escape seeing my growth challenges. I’m fairly certain my alarm system was not turned off during our first nitty-gritty conversation about an issue. I had difficulty climbing the empathy wall. This is hard! I did […]
You haven’t heard from me since October 3. I have been ill and am convinced stress about the divide in our country brought it on. The following is an essay I wrote for the Cincinnati Writer’s Group on the topic: “The Future.” They loved it. Hope you will, too. Since the September 27 testimony of […]
The Current We Move in Today In July, the leaders in the House of Representatives refused to bring the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act to the floor for a vote. The laughter … having fun at her expense … is what remained emblazoned in Christine Blasey Ford’s hippocampus. Senator Chris Coons’ received so […]
After my initial shock and disgust, I reflected upon and wrestled with these questions as continuing revelations of sexual misconduct by powerful and influential men made the headlines: How might our relationships be different if sex was revered as sacred? …if the body of our partner was cherished and treated with reverence? …if the raw […]