Serenity Now!

Our mother loved, loved, loved The Serenity Prayer. The Serenity Prayer is the common name for an originally untitled prayer by twentieth century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. The prayer has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs. The best-known form is: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, […]

PMS – Excuse or Exorcism?

Our mother and our stepmother both claimed to suffer from PMS (premenstrual syndrome). It seemed to all of us kids that it happened more often than once a month, so we had a bit of difficulty believing that their poor behavior stemmed from something called hormones. We thought it more likely that they were possessed. […]