To Know Greg Motta: Reflections on a Friendship

By Sarah E. Murphy It was September of 1990, my freshman year at Bridgewater State College.  I was 18, and he had just turned 21. Although he was a junior, he was a year older than his BSC classmates, having graduated from New Bedford High School in ’87. He was also a commuter, who droveContinue reading “To Know Greg Motta: Reflections on a Friendship”

Happy Heavenly Birthday: My Father’s Legacy

By Sarah E. Murphy June 27, 2022. A cool and rainy grey day. Celtic vibes on Cape Cod. My dad’s favorite.  The kind he’d spend writing in his upstairs office, the bedroom Courtney and I once shared when we were small, after moving full-time from Newton to our magical Falmouth summer home. The window overlookingContinue reading “Happy Heavenly Birthday: My Father’s Legacy”

Out of the Shadows: Abortion in America

By Sarah E. Murphy It’s been just over a year since I stopped hiding. Since I said, and wrote, the words that have always been barely beneath the surface. I had an abortion. My decision to speak out right before the 2020 Presidential election was years in the making. Twenty-five, to be exact. A physicalContinue reading “Out of the Shadows: Abortion in America”