Stefani Catone

Stefani Catone writes from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Man and the Myth

How much of what we do on St. Patrick’s Day is actually associated with the man St. Patrick? Turns out very little, actually. Green beer?…

(First) Ladies Club

Mrs. America Attractive, hospitable, gracious—eager volunteers. This is the traditional image of the First Lady of the United States. Since there is no official job…

The Waiting

Countless rejection letters… I started losing hope, and gaining weight. For several years I had worked as a campus minister at the University of Oregon…

Old Tricks, New Treats

Ever wonder where Halloween traditions came from? Are they evil? Pagan? Holy? Fire FestivalsThe ancient Celts celebrated seasonal feasts to honor the gods of nature.…