Lesson for 2022: Tune Out the Noise

By Sarah E. Murphy I stopped caring last year. Not about life, or living. To the contrary. I was reminded far too many times how fragile and fleeting this journey is.  I stopped putting my priorities on the back burner in order to please. I stopped denying my dreams by thinking I’m not deserving. IContinue reading “Lesson for 2022: Tune Out the Noise”

Fighting at Fifty: Abortion in America

By Sarah E. Murphy I was born in 1972, one year before Roe v. Wade, when abortion in America was illegal. I never imagined I’d spend sleepless nights at age fifty worrying about my nieces’ reproductive freedom. But then again, I never imagined I’d need an abortion. When I celebrated my milestone birthday last March,Continue reading “Fighting at Fifty: Abortion in America”

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”