March is a strange month here in the Midwest

Christine Vernon

March is a strange month here in the Midwest, here in the Chicago area. People advocate caution because of the Ides of March. Beloved Chicago journalist Carol Marin puts it this way "...this time of year has been an uneasy place between the last remnants of Winter and the slow start of Spring. As if we're on the cusp of something...".

"March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers". So the prevailing winds bring change and growth and maybe growing pains with them. At one time Martius was the first month of the Roman calendar named after Mars, god of war. March has been an uneasy month not just in this time frame it seems.

It is Women's History Month and, March 8th, International Women's Day, is celebrated, more around the world than here in the United States but catching on more and more each year here, too. Although founded more as a political statement, one hundred years ago, today the occasion provides an opportunity to talk about the health, status, accomplishments and concerns of women around the world. Being in instant communication with others throughout the world is opening up pathways for learning about one another's lives and concerns that have never been known before. Women's International News is happy to be a part of those pathways.

Here at our website, we are undergoing some renovation. We have numerous stories in the works. Content will be added over the next weeks as we reorganize. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to serving you in the coming months and years with additional interesting stories.


Christine Vernon

Christine Vernon is the founder and editor of Women's International News.