Public libraries and secret gardens

If gardens soothe the mind and heal the body and books nourish the soul, imagine what a library enclosed in garden would do to a person — it would bestow greater gifts of instruction, pleasure, and healing. A public library in a public garden would…

The dystopian society depicted in George Orwell’s novel 1984 and his well-known phrase “big brother is watching you” implying relentless surveillance have a particularly grim relevance in today’s world. We are observed closely everywhere — be careful what you do and follow accepted practice and you are safe. Sure, but…

Fruit of Dissent

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.

How easy it is to ignore harsh, disturbing realities and linger on pleasant dreams and memories. Arrest of Stan Swami? A good and compassionate priest who has…

Rosemary Isaac

I am an editor and mentor with almost two decades of experience.

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