Category Archives: StoryandSociety

One Moment in Time

Election of Pope Francis, S.J. March 13, 2013 Reflection by Mary E. Latela 4/22/18 Roman Catholic Cardinals were gathered at the Vatican. After the resignation of Benedict XVI, speculation was viral. I was watching the coverage from the U.S. and my … Continue reading

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A Good Man ~ John Herschel Glenn

A Good Man. Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 9, 2016 Poets, politicians, scientists, adventurers, cobblers, tinkers – are the stronghold upon which we build our hopes and dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson would have recognized him,  would have been proud … Continue reading

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Enabler

ENABLER By Mary E. Latela, October 1, 2016 In the pop psychology of contemporary society, the enabler is the victim who stays in an abusive relationship. She may not say anything about the betrayal of having a partner who steps … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO HOMEPLATE

I’ll Tell You When I’m Ready Mary Ellen Latela, @LatelaMary, mlatela@outlook.com, blog mlatelablog.wordpress.com I write because I can’t turn off the thinking, dreaming, writing button. Success with small press non-fiction starting in the 1980s. Formerly called “inspirational” my work is focused on reflection … Continue reading

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36 Hours

36 Hours by Mary E. Latela, July 9, 2016 When my roommates heard I’d signed up to spend 36 hours in a fall-out shelter –they did not believe me. Part of the reason I took the plunge was to quash … Continue reading

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“Yes, I can.”

Rachel Maddow & Elizabeth Warren (MSNBC)  June 10, 2016 MADDOW: With that kind of a vision, I have one last question for you. You’ll know what I’m getting at but take my question literally. WARREN: OK. MADDOW: And I know you’re … Continue reading

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Morgan Freeman, God, and Angry Readers

Morgan Freeman, God, and Angry Readers by Mary E. Latela, May 16, 2016 A  Huffington Post staff writer, Antonia Blumburg, introduces the reader to a television series about God, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freeman-miracles_us Morgan Freeman is an actor, quite a … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Paperback – September 25, 2012  by Elena Ferrante  (Author), Ann Goldstein (Translator)  Reviewed by Mary E. Latela, May 5, 2016 Our relatives arrived in the States from Italy between 1900 and 1921. My maternal grandma and grandpa lived in the … Continue reading

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Conundrum

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, May 5, 2016 In Intro to Bioethics: A Religious Perspective (Panicola, Anthem Press), the final test was to choose a case we had not studied, analyze it, and write a full report as if we … Continue reading

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Family Violence Law is Killed

In Mississippi, Law to protect victims of family violence dies. Continue reading

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