Summary: The Abington v. Schempp Supreme Court ruling in 1963 kicked state-mandated prayer and Bible readings out of public schools. The person who started it all was a 16-year-old teen named Ellery Schempp. I wrote about Ellery Schempp’s famous case and where he is today in an article for The Atlantic. The story attracted comments and was picked up by several news sites and blogs around the country. Below is a link.
A new Mom in my 40s, I live in the Boston area with my husband Pavlik and our son Simon. Writing is my main gig. I’m also a flutist and singer. An adventure seeker, I love to bike, snow ski, and roller blade. I wish I had more time for scuba diving.
Favorite saying: When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. – artist Georgia O’Keeffe