Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

I have been fascinated by the witch trials in Europe (and the Salem witch trials in the United States) since I saw an iron “witch’s collar” in a Scottish museum when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure that, had I lived in Europe anytime in the 15th through 18th centuries, I would have been accused of witchcraft. In fact, I can say with some confidence that most of you reading this would have been, too (and that includes men — there were also male victims of the witch hunts).

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It’s difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted

Depression is more than just feeling sad. Here’s how I’m recognizing other symptoms.

I’m realizing ‘quirky’ aspects of my personality may be related to my illness

Meet 8 superheroes that would make everyday life so much better

From the Personal Bubble to the Package Wrangler, these characters would save the day