Lessons from an Epic Vote in Ireland

I have been thinking a lot about Ireland these past couple weeks. Did you see the news about the vote on the abortion amendment? You can see the story here:  Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban. Since 1983, Ireland has had an amendment to the Constitution that recognized equal right to life for the fetus…… Continue reading Lessons from an Epic Vote in Ireland

Commemoration & Hope in April

The first two weeks of April are filled with significant commemorations, and I’m not even talking about Easter and Passover. April 4th of this year was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 9th was the commemoration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his execution by hanging at the Flossenburg concentration camp…… Continue reading Commemoration & Hope in April

Note to Men with Power: Hands Off!

What started with a trickle, with the revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior back in early October, has become a river, with the current allegations against Senate nominee Roy Moore, Senator Al Franken, and actor Kevin Spacey–among many others.  Who knows what else will have come out, and against whom, by Christmas? It’s enough to…… Continue reading Note to Men with Power: Hands Off!

With Gratitude to all the Women: A Rock, A River, A Tree

“A Rock, a river, a tree.”  These are the words that open Maya Angelou’s Inaugural Poem from January 20th, 1993.  A rock, a river, a tree.  I’ll come back to you shortly. Today is March 8th, International Women’s Day, and I find myself wanting to give thanks.  All my life, I have been surrounded by…… Continue reading With Gratitude to all the Women: A Rock, A River, A Tree