Archive for March 2016

Boston firefighter loses everything, finds time and talent

When Mike Foley was a child and lost something, his mother would say, “It’s just stuff.”  However, when he lost a marriage, a job, and three generations’ worth of family heirlooms, it’s not easy.  Yet at age 69, the former lieutenant with the Boston Fire Department is not bitter. “I’m not in charge, I leave […]

Easter: Nothing is impossible

Easter.  As a kid, I imagined a wooden cross and golden sunlight piercing through purple clouds. I grew up jaded on words like “resurrection” and “redemption,” which felt as distant as lavender skies. Now I feel differently. The good news of Christianity is that nothing is impossible with God.  For Christians, Jesus Christ’s resurrection is […]

61 and never been waxed before

Sixty one, and waxed for the very first time… (sing to Madonna’s Like a Virgin). Why has it taken me years to join this private ladies’ club (or read backwards, a club of ladies’ privates)? My gynecologist asked, “Do you have any questions?” I replied, “Do you see a lot of older women getting waxed […]

Journalists from a spiritual viewpoint

Few ever think of reporters in a spiritual light, but suddenly I do in terms of the David v. Goliath battle to get to the bottom of things  It takes a driven sense of right to keep people and institutions accountable. The Oscar for Best Picture to the movie, Spotlight, is a resounding validation to […]