Notorious Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Even though some may prefer to use the term hero more for fictional characters because all human beings are imperfect, I think that real life people who work to leave behind a world that is better for everyone truly deserve that designation. The respect and deference that accompanies calling someone a hero or heroine seems... Continue Reading →

Irena Sendler

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. When I first saw a picture of Irena Sendler, she was a little old lady, small and adorable. She looked like she could be someone’s grandma. I had been interested in the Holocaust since I was a teenager and when I learned this woman had joined the Polish... Continue Reading →

The Founding Fathers: Imperfect Heroes

America has always been a dream its citizens strive for, more than a reality. The ideals behind her are good ones (liberty and the right to pursue happiness!). And although she has never been (and never will be) perfect because of the flawed people who call her home, that doesn’t really matter. She is still... Continue Reading →

Band of Brothers

“From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered—We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me; Shall be my brother…” ­– Henry V, William Shakespeare. Almost twenty years ago, the ten-part miniseries, HBO released Band of Brothers. Following... Continue Reading →

Petrus and Catherine Gonsalvus

When I was growing up, my mother told me that true stories inspired fairytales. My imagination went wild, ecstatic that my beloved Cinderella, Ariel, and best of all, Bellel existed. That the magical world of Disney was our reality, and everyone received their happily ever after. When I was a little older, I understood her... Continue Reading →

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