Chance of Snow

By Sarah E. Murphy School night snowstorms  were the highlight of those long, dark winters. Dad was a misguided meteorologist  with only the best intentions. When he professed “there’ll be no school tomorrow!”  with cheerful certainty  we could plan  on the screech and halt  of the bus flying down Grand Ave so we learned earlyContinue reading “Chance of Snow”

A Sort of Homecoming: Unsung Heroes of The Forgotten War

By James F. Murphy Jr. (1932-2015) Intro by Sarah E. Murphy Write what you know. It’s what my father always told his students, but I always reiterated to him, for I believe his best writing is autobiographical. His words had an elegant cadence, full of rich description and poetic alliteration, no matter the subject. HeContinue reading “A Sort of Homecoming: Unsung Heroes of The Forgotten War”

Abortion in America: A Woman’s Right

By Sarah E. Murphy In 2020 America, we’re celebrating a century of women’s suffrage while simultaneously defending a woman’s right to govern her body. The Margaret Atwood allusions became tired long ago. Throughout this election cycle, women and their families have also been forced to defend the most difficult medical and emotional decision imaginable –Continue reading “Abortion in America: A Woman’s Right”