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).

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family

Pandemic days are stifling. So I tried out this technique to build optimism.

With ‘temporal distancing,’ the goal is to imagine yourself in the future

Here’s a day in my self-quarantined life, hour-by-hour. We think you might relate.

Is it week six or week 60?