I Wish I Could Follow my own Convictions

March 17, 2016 0

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is one of my favorite subjects because she was a paradox in the truest form – ‘practice what I preach, not what I do.’ She was the second of six children born […]

My Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Joke

March 17, 2016 0

The Pope goes to New York. He is picked up at the airport by a limousine. He looks at the beautiful car and says to the driver, “You know, I hardly ever get to drive. Would you please let me?” […]

The Power of a Dream

March 14, 2016 0

In 1967, dancer Marta Beckett (1924) and her husband of five years were touring in California and decided to spend a few days camping in Death Valley. A fateful flat tire sent them to the […]

The Sad Truth about Sacagawea

March 11, 2016 0

The truth about Sacagawea is instead the story of a young teenager, forced into slavery and marriage at just 13 by a Canadian trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau, who purchased her from the Hidatsa tribe after she was kidnapped along with four other girls a year earlier from the Shoshone tribe where her father was chief. […]

Seneca Falls Convention’s 11 Resolutions

March 9, 2016 0

Seneca Falls 11 Resolutions at written by Stanton.  #9, asking for women’s suffrage challenged even Mott, “Why, Lizzie, thee will make us ridiculous.” Stanton refused to submit. “But I persisted, for I saw clearly that […]

I see humans, but no humanity.

March 6, 2016 0

You can’t regulate kindness or institute an empathy rule. I know that now. For the past five months, I’ve seen many humans, but so little humanity. Worse, cruelty is openly exacted on the broken souls who […]