Cape Cod Quarantine: Ode to the Outdoor Shower

Text and photos by Sarah E. Murphy There are two things fundamental to my upbringing that have been missing from my life for the past twenty years – a dog and an outdoor shower. My husband and I are currently all set with pets, since our 15-year-old cat keeps us up all night, every night,Continue reading “Cape Cod Quarantine: Ode to the Outdoor Shower”

Catholic Crimes: a Survivor’s Story

By William Verdad Intro by Sarah E. Murphy It was February 2019, and I was packing for my first trip to Rome, when I received a Facebook message from a friend thanking me for an article I had just written about clergy sex abuse. In it I shared the story of a man in myContinue reading “Catholic Crimes: a Survivor’s Story”

Children of the Sea: For Courtney

By Sarah E. Murphy As small, suburban flowers we were replanted in more nourishing, salty soil and the ocean soon became the backdrop of our lives. It roared to us on ghostly winter nights while we burrowed in tiny beds assuring us we’d soon return. And so we did. For at the close of eachContinue reading “Children of the Sea: For Courtney”