Duplicity and Dignity

Growing up in America in the twentieth (and now twenty-first) century, a girl cannot help feeling distracted and envious by the images blatantly thrust in front of her. ┬áIt is alarming at how many magazines and television shows are planting noxious weeds into our psyche from a very early age. The tendency to embrace this…

Winter of my (not) Discontent

It is November Third. Which means that Daylight Savings Time is officially out. Gone are the long, summer days spent outdoors with friends, family, nature. Winter is coming. Mass consumption of coffee and tea and favorite soups is about to commence. Every year, I look upon this time with dread. But this year will be…