By Beatriz

July 19, 2022 By Beatriz

What Happened to the Separation of Church and State?

On July 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned Roe v. Wade, a 1973 case that declared the constitutional right to an abortion within an American’s right to privacy under the Fourteenth Amendment. President Trump’s decision to appoint three Supreme Court justices, all of whom were raised Catholic, undeniably played a […]

July 25, 2021 By Beatriz

Poem: What is it to be human?

What is staying alive?To have the perfect balance of comfort and fear.What is it to know?To know the secrets have been hidden no longer.To know, they are all inside of you now.You are capable of letting whatever you know slip out.Though once you know, you know.What is it to believe?To believe is to know in […]

March 4, 2021 By Beatriz

Beatriz' Article in Skipping Stones, "Why I Need My Cellphone"

I am always proud when Beatriz’ stories get published. I don’t remember reading this one before she submitted it, but it is particularly poignant in today’s lockdown world. Check out the story at

October 18, 2020 By Beatriz

Actual Dads

“Which one’s your actual dad?” I get asked that a lot. They are both my actual dads. They both raise me and love me. They both always care for me, are always there for me, and always push me to be the best person I can be. They have both been my actual dads ever […]

September 16, 2019 By Beatriz

The Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid

By Beatriz Lindemann On a hot, sunny afternoon in June, I went into the forest of my family farm onTennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. It was very buggy and humid. There, I foundsomething beautiful. I would never have thought that there would be orchids in thmountains of Tennessee, but there are. In fact, there are about 600 […]