Book Review: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon

During the reign of Queen Victoria in England (1819 – 1901) women had less freedom, less rights than women today. Susannah Spurgeon lived during this time period (1832 -1903). Yet, she was well educated, developed her literary gifts and was an active partner with her famous husband. I found it fascinating to read about her,… Continue reading Book Review: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon

Reading About Women: Fictional and Real Women

The local library is a great institution. When I was a child my parents brought us to the public library regularly. I have always enjoyed reading stories. Now I read widely to be informed, to learn and for enjoyment. I read to become a better writer. Today I picked up a book on canning and… Continue reading Reading About Women: Fictional and Real Women

Supporting Mothers: The Hike for Life

Over the years I have often participated in the Hike for Life on Mother’s Day weekend. It has been a family event, children included. In the 1990s we hiked along the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. Yesterday my daughter reminded me of her first hike. It was the beginning of her concern for… Continue reading Supporting Mothers: The Hike for Life

Celebrating Life on Planned Parenthood’s Anniversary

As Planned Parenthood celebrates their 100 year anniversary, I choose to mourn the lives lost and the wounds that many women carry. Although Planned Parenthood portrays itself as woman’s health care,  its most      lucrative business is abortion. It masquerades as compassionate care. I give thanks for the growing number of pregnancy care centers… Continue reading Celebrating Life on Planned Parenthood’s Anniversary