Myrna Loy and Charity: The Thin Man

This is the fifth post in a series in which I explore what classic film actresses in iconic roles can teach us — and, more particularly, my fast-growing daughter — about the seven classic virtues. These posts f... Read More...

The Ordinary Life as Subversive

One of the greatest strengths of Little Women is that it is a story of very different sisters, and thus becomes a kind of fable of the very different paths a woman may choose.

Katherine Hepburn and Zeal

This is the fourth post in a series in which I explore what classic film actresses in iconic roles can teach us — and, more particularly, my fast-growing daughter — about the seven classic virtues. These posts follow the order of the virtues that Dante encount... Read More...

A Woman Can Be a Doctor

Four Women Doctors of the Church reinforces the hard-won wisdom that women can take “the initiative … to launch themselves into the life of the Church.”

Mind the Generation Gap

In the Episcopal Church, we have a stand-off brewing between the Boomers and the Millennials.