I teach a high school literature course and one of the texts that is a favorite of students and a favorite of mine is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. This novel is primarily about the human conscience, and if it were visible, what would … Continue readingThe Picture of Dorian Gray – a Catholic novel?
No, you cannot have it all. This has been such a disappointing revelation for me. I was raised so idealistically, believing that if I had enough desire, fortitude, stamina and inspiration, I could accomplish everything my heart wanted. I was wise enough to know that … Continue readingYou Cannot Have It All
There are many ways in which we all deal with stress, we all experience that feeling that life is just too much and the feeling of “I just can’t…” I am not talking about the big stressors such as major illness, unemployment, death or … Continue readingWhen I am overwhelmed…
I have known so many women who have experienced pregnancy loss and miscarriage. I never in a million years thought I would be one of them. I had three children, three uneventful pregnancies, and I had reached the age of 44. It was highly unlikely … Continue readingOld and Pregnant
I once went to Confession years ago, and as I divulged my many transgressions, I still felt helpless. Typically, I am at peace and have a sense of relief after having let out all that baggage and a cathartic sensation overtakes me, but not this … Continue readingPatience, please.