Category abortion

Why I’m Still Talking About Abortion

I remember when I first learned of American slavery. I was just a child, but I prayed that if ever an injustice such as that were again legalized in my lifetime and in my country that I would be among those who had the wisdom to see its criminality, and the courage to speak against […]

We Are a Backwards Land

I am nine weeks pregnant. I recently had the privilege of watching that nine week person through ultrasound; I watched a tiny heart beat in quick time, in the grainy image I saw new life tucked cozily and safely within me. It’s miraculous, there hidden and quiet, life is within my body, developing rapidly. I am […]

Me Too

Me Too It was dark, and warm. I felt safe though I was vulnerable– naked. But someone took hold of my leg, and with urgency and violence pulled with no care for my anguish. I tried to retreat, but there was no place to go. I was trapped in a silent chamber that echoed back […]

All in the Waiting

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. T.S. Eliot I believe our knowledge of history matters. Following the thread of humanity over time tends to illuminate our real nature doing away with our humanistic optimism. It’s disillusioning at first: recounting the wars, the vast errors and evils across […]

Reflections on the Election

The election is over, finally. I’m not rejoicing. There would have been no outcome this election that I would be celebrating. As it stands I am grieved that a man with such disregard for human value was the best we came up with, but I’m not surprised. If we can agree on one thing in reflection on this […]