Ham and Hope

By Jennie LaFortune

Political rants and toxic cyber sludge filled my feed as I looked along. I willed my finger to stop, and halted mid scroll smiling in delight at the refreshing picture in front of my eyes. The woman on the screen was dressed up as a ham.  Yep, you read that right, a ham.  A brown …

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Strap on your Lorica

By Linda Hoffman Kimball


Cate Blanchett in armor


It’s the season for Shamrock Shakes and four leaf clovers. Another wonderful gift from the Irish is something called a lorica which literally means a kind of hard casing or armor. It’s also a type of ancient Irish prayer of protection which envelops the speaker in spiritual armor.

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