As I write this column, this has been a challenging week for women in what has been a few years beset with outrage. I realize that I am an outlier in an otherwise conservative district, so I tread on hazardous terrain. However, as the saying goes, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” and we are in a moment in our history that I never thought I’d see in my lifetime.
I didn’t want to write another tribute to Speaker Michael Busch as so many others have already written more articulate tributes and my time with the speaker, though immensely impactful, was painfully brief. After Sine Die, I felt quite alone in our district. However, I can’t stop thinking about the relentlessness of mourning and the cruelty of a calendar that refuses to yield to it.