My name is Moriah Freeman.  I’m a retired executive assistant who worked at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, for 25 years.  Before that, I spent 11 years as a nun, and before that, I worked as a missionary. Since my retirement nearly eight years ago, I have spent much time reflecting on my career, my life and responsibilities outside of work, my relationships, the American society in which I live, and my beliefs about what is true, good, loving, and just.

In all my reflections, the theme of “respect” has come up repeatedly.  I have decided to blog to share some of my thoughts about respect and invite conversation about this topic.  See this blog’s homepage for a list of postings since I began. It may seem in some of them that I have strayed a bit from the focus, but I invite you to think about how respect influences everything in our lives.