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Hidden Blessing

The Hidden Blessing

The Hidden Blessing While it is true that the pandemic has been incredibly difficult on clergy members, The Reverend Dr. Kelly…

The Clergy’s Burden

The Clergy's Burden The Reverend Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers spent much of the pandemic trying to make meaning from her…

When Can I Have a Hug?

When Can I Have a Hug? Prajna is both a doctor and a mother. At the beginning of the pandemic,…

Combating Covid

Combating COVID

Combating COVID Prajna is a doctor in the Bronx. At the beginning of the pandemic, she was asked to leave…

Melting Earth

Everything is Not Okay

Everything is Not Okay Our planet is in trouble. With rising sea levels, raging wildfires, more intense hurricanes, and plastic…

Mending Our Country

Mending Our Country

Mending Our Country On January 6, 2021, as rioters stormed the Capitol, any hope that I had in the future…

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) While the world is broken and it sometimes feels like there is nothing that can…

Land of the Free?

Land of the Free? The United States of America has a proud history of welcoming those in need and providing…

Innocence Lost

  Innocence Lost On December 14, 2012, 20 children and 6 staff members were shot and killed at Sandy Hook…

Broken World By Heather Stoltz

Broken World

Broken World The world feels more and more broken every day. With so many problems, it often feels like there…

Let Down Your Guard

Let Down Your Guard

When we come into contact with other people, especially those who may look or act differently, it can be difficult…

Bringing Light to the Darkness

Following the recent presidential election with its hateful language and outpouring of intolerance, I felt like I needed to create…

Dark Days: Where Does it End?

In the three years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there have been approximately 150 school shootings -…

Danger, Danger!

This piece was inspired by a young athlete on the NYC Special Olympics gymnastics team who is unsure of his…

Shattered Childhood

My nephew was a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School when,on December 14, 2012, his carefree childhood came to…

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

This piece was inspired by Florence Chittenden Verdurmen, the woman who taught me everything I know about coaching Special Olympics…

Feeling The Beat

Feeling the Beat

Part of a series about Special Olympics athletes, this piece was inspired by Adrian, an athlete I coached for about…

Circle Thinking

Circle Thinking

Part of a series about Special Olympic gymnasts, this piece is inspired by a young man who gets caught in…

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Commemmeration

This piece was created to honor the two years my client's daughter Katie spent with the Peace Corps in Senegal. Since…

Temporary Shelter

Temporary Shelter

This piece, reminiscent of a sukkah or hut used on the holiday of Sukkot, tells the stories of homeless New Yorkers ages…

Heather

Heather

When Heather moved to New York, she had a great job as a copy editor at Harper Collins. She enjoyed…

Steven

Steven grew up on the streets of New Jersey. His mother was unable to take care of him and his…

Joe

After a divorce and a lost job, Joe found out that the people he “thought would be there in hard…