Difficult Conversations

By Victoria Lynn Hall I’ve had some difficult conversations with my friends this week. Some of them were about politics or race but all of them were about more than politics and race. They were about expending the effort to really listen and hear each other, to understand and acknowledge the validity of each othersContinue reading “Difficult Conversations”

Talking To Our Children Without Saying A Word

By Melissa Mayer Two months into the pandemic, my six and eight year old daughtersstill have not worn masks.  Although I am willing to comply with theNew York State Law requiring face coverings, the kids have not been inany public places so wearing masks have not been necessary.  Theywould see masks around the house andContinue reading “Talking To Our Children Without Saying A Word”

Opting Out of Remote Learning and Into Freedom

By Melissa Mayer On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day I awoke with excitement. The abundance of downtime resulting from the pandemic felt like the perfect opportunity to honor the earth. The reports of cleaner air that I had been reading about as a result of the world being shut down especially inspired me toContinue reading “Opting Out of Remote Learning and Into Freedom”

The Cult Of Human Sacrifice

By Abraham Entin I have just finished reading a wonderful book by Isabel Allende. Ines of my Soul tells the story of the initial foray of the Spanish into the land called “Chile” in the middle of the 16th century. It is narrated by Ines Suarez, a Spanish woman who comes to the “New World” in 1537Continue reading “The Cult Of Human Sacrifice”