Tales from Mars, An Apology

Tales from Mars, An Apology

by Rene’ The death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg is a great loss for our country, women in particular and it is a loss I feel very deeply.  Whether or not you agree with her opinions and decisions, there is no denying she was monumental in advancing women’s rights...
The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

by Susan S. I’ve been told that when I was around 2 or 3 years old, I was very friendly and outgoing, always laughing and talking to people. My parents were in charge of the dorms at a boarding school/convent and the nuns who lived there knew and loved me as a happy...
A Bigger Word

A Bigger Word

by Mary Beth I would bet we’ve all seen the insurgency of signs, posts, framed art, and home decor peppered with inspirational quotes to fit any struggle, need, or occasion.  Some of them really speak to me.  I’ve been known to print those that have special...
Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

by Karm I am in my early 50s. I have had a wonderful career. It feels good to be semi-retired, working only when I choose. I worked hard to get to this moment, and save for the occasional feeling of being unproductive, I am enjoying it. I remember my early days of...
Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion

by Karm My family and I went to Mass this morning. My husband and I were both raised as Roman Catholics, and are raising our son the same. These days, we’re getting to Mass about twice a month. Not fulfilling our weekly obligation, but as the home manager, I am doing...