Like many girls raised Catholic, I flirted with the idea of becoming a nun. The notion of service to others appealed to me and, frankly, it still does. Happily, I found my calling as a teacher. I know that moment of joy in The Miracle Worker when Annie Sullivan stood at the water
Not long ago a celebrity made news by dying peacefully in his sleep. A woman on Facebook noted his passing with the observation that people are destined to die the way they lived. Her words were meant as a tribute to the deceased, but the statement went too far. Normally, I’d ha
Somewhere along my 8 years of blogging, I picked up a gaggle of folks from East Africa.. I’ve learned they are deeply religious, possibly members of the same church. Most of the time, I read their patter about what God wants from us and what we must do to be good Christians.
The letter began, “Don’t you dare defend the Constitution because it was written by Christians for Christians.” (“Crank Mail,” FFRF Free Thought Today, Jan/Feb, 2017, pg. 27.) The comment is kinder than most which the Freedom from Religion Foundation receives on a daily ba
Everyone’s attention is locked on to Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But what about Edward Susterich’s enquiry concerning the emails of Scott Walker, the Governor of Wisconsin? Walker claims God advises him on the major decisions in his life, so Susterich decided to get to