Making Decisions

Making Decisions

By Brenda J. Thomas Ph.D. Who should we rely on when making life decisions, the “experts”, other people in like situations or ourselves? After all we have to live with whatever decisions we make. Perhaps it’s all of the above and then some. Recently, I relearned a lesson to not count myself out when I made a decision to get braces on my bottom teeth. My dentist recommended this because my teeth were crowded and…

Maria’s Reading: The Invention of Wings

Maria’s Reading: The Invention of Wings

This must read novel is a powerful story of women finding their voices, being courageous and standing-up for their freedom in the face of the most dreadful oppression. The story is told through chapters alternately narrated by the main characters. Sarah is the daughter of the Grimke family, who are members of Charleston’s social elite. Handful as named by her mother Charlotte, is the enslaved girl called Hetty by her Grimke owners. Their vastly different…