Kate Bowler is a self-described “incurable optimist,” but at the age of 35, even her optimism was challenged. She had been having stomach cramps and thought they were caused by a faulty gallbladder. Instead, the diagnosis was Stage 4 cancer. Bowler did as many people would do. She cried, called her husband and made sure…

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and Pope Francis recently celebrated the feast of St. George. As has become the norm for Pope Francis, he both did and did not make a production of it. He did not throw a massive party or put his birth name up in lights. That does not mean,…

Everyone today is familiar with the story of the human version of the ugly duckling. A person, usually a woman, is ugly and sad about it. Then, through some form of magical experience, they become beautiful. This transformation can be caused by literal magic, such as a fairy godmother or magic potion, or the “magic”…

Despite the horrible weather competitors faced at this years Boston Marathon, racer Desiree Linden kept pushing through to become the first American woman to win since 1985. The two-time Olympian came out on top after she pulled past Ethiopian runner Mamitu Daska toward the end of the race. For the final five miles of the…

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