Folding Laundry: A Front-line Operation

by Elizabeth Zuranski When I was about 18, I worked part-time as a mother’s helper. One day, I remember standing over a bed covered with clean-ish (musty) laundry and thinking, “why bother folding it?” It seemed like such a waste of time; there were more heaps waiting in the hall, and if I folded each…

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Tomi & the Battle of the Sexes

Almost a week ago, Tomi Lahren shared a video to her Instagram bemoaning the issues with modern men, stating that all over the nation, "men are trash." In the video, she emphatically repeats that she and her attractive, ambitious, successful, talented friends can’t find good men.  Her conclusion is since all these women are unable…

The Dating Fraud

“It’s not a big deal…” Ugh.  But… was it a good idea?   Obviously, I needed to choose good photos,  but what did I want them to say about me?  What message was I trying to send? I ruminated on the matter only for a moment; I’m a naturally happy person, so I chose pictures where…

Lead With Love

Social media is absolutely rogue.  It’s morphed into a realm of mass confusion and terror. A mob mentality consumes feeds.   Proceed at your own risk. Almost overnight, social media feeds turned into places of contempt; places that are prone to rash judgement: a faux community where everyone is equipped with his own personal soapbox, to…

When the Villains are Beautiful

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.”Audrey Hepburn It is a shame that our children’s stories are on the decline. What once used to take us into a deep encounter with sin, and proved how virtue can always triumph, has become a medium…

The Foot of the Cross

I followed along with my missal, praying, attempting to give my distractions over to God; trying to be totally absorbed in the Mass.  I don’t know about you, but I find LiveStream Mass really, really challenging.  I want to be there.  But no.  I am in my house, where the smell of coffee stains the…

Generosity

GENEROSITY BY ELIZABETH ZURANSKI You have probably heard the line from 2 Corinthians, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7). If these words make you cringe just a wee bit, you are not alone. We hear them, and immediately think of our selfishness, stinginess, and grudgingly-performed acts of “charity.” While ideally we want to…

Empty Churches & Champagne

"IS it too early for champagne?"  I looked over at the clock -- 2 pm. Mmmm. If it is considered socially acceptable to drink champagne at brunch, could it ever be too early? I gazed yearningly at the bottle in the fridge; there was only about a glass worth in there.  It would be a…

Life Without Women

This morning, I was perched in a happy corner of Whole Foods, enjoying tea, and escaping the snowstorm outside. I happened to catch a glimpse of the TV: a woman in pink holding a sign proclaiming: “a day without a woman!” I paused between sips.  Oh, right… Today, January 18th, 2020, is the fourth annual…