Author - Jessica Mesman

Jessica Mesman is the author of three books, including Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters (Loyola Press)

The perfect mother

My aunt has no children, and my mother has only me, and this has been their shared sorrow and their shame. In their world, to have so few children is a mark of...

Our bad habit

Even the Old Testament writers—not generally thought of as a funny lot—knew the healing power of humor:  “A cheerful heart is a good...

A new kind of music

Binta Niambi Brown has a resume that could make your head spin.  She’s a former corporate lawyer turned arts entrepreneur. She’s a classically trained...