Currents April 2020

Currents of hope and gratitude burst from our authors’ pens this month, Norma notes. Yes, Current events are especially troublesome. We women who carry our entire world wherever we go may naturally feel weighed down as we face COVID-19 with its many ramifications. There is no denying it has brought chaos to our lives–physically, socially,…

Mom and Home

The concept of environment is one that has always felt very concrete for me.  Until recently, when I heard that word I would think of things like recycling, Earth Day, whales, oceans and paper bags.  I respect the environment, but I wouldn’t consider myself an environmentalist. However, when examining this month’s tenet, the idea of…

How We Value Life

The journey through existence is always teaching us lessons. If we are observant, we can learn so much just from our personal experiences and those of the people around us. Interesting creatures that we are, people are often inspired by the stories of other people and their struggles and triumphs. Dramatic productions have entertained people…

She Stood for Freedom: How a Civil Rights Activist’s Actions Influenced her Son

Four years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Loki Mulholland, the son of Joan Mulholland, who was heavily involved in the civil rights movement. Joan grew up when race was a hot-button issue, and participated in sit-ins, secret meetings, the Freedom Rides, March on Washington, and various protests. She received backlash from friends, family,…