In a number of meaningful ways, the world as we’ve known it has already ended. We are in “the in-between,” “the upside-down”- the messy middle of an unstoppable, global transformation.
The great celestial “conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter was unviewable from my location on Earth but it still happened. I have seen photographic and telegraphic proof but I, myself, didn’t see it directly so, in a way it didn’t happen for me. I think this is an apt metaphor for considering how many events ofContinue reading “Reflections on a Year in My Life- A Holiday Offering”
This post is the product of a series of thoughts I have been having about the nature of charity, the culture of harm in our society, and the objectification of, well, everything. I hope you’ll read beyond the headline to explore these ideas with me. A couple of years ago, I got into an argumentContinue reading “What if Mother Teresa Was a Slut?”
Inspired by Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 proclamation, which prompted the official observance of Mother’s Day. Arise, all parents, caretakers, and nurturers of the planet, whether your children be from your womb or your heart! Say firmly: “We will not have great global questions decided by corporations and politicians. Our loved ones shall not come toContinue reading “A Proclamation for Mother’s Day 2020”
I fall asleep on the couch each night while trying to watch some escapist film meant to help me lay down the weight of this infected world which was heavy enough before we released Coronavirus from the wild like a tiger we thought we could tame with loved ones I know and those I don’tContinue reading “Dreams from Quarantine”
Note: If you have feedback on this or any of my prior posts, please comment or send me a note. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts! Relationships between individuals are the core units of human cultural transmission. All of the information we learn about what it means to be a person and how to live in the world originateContinue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 4)”
My name is Sara Hughes. I am 47 years old and live in Rochester, NY. I have one biological child, Jacob, who is 22 years old and am also “Mama Sara” to hundreds of young people I’ve met and come to know and love through my volunteer and professional work as a mentor, educator, programContinue reading “Who I am…”