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Sue Bender

Sue Bender is an artist and therapist who lives with her husband in Berkeley, California. She is the mother of two sons.

— From December 1989
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Plain And Simple: A Journey To The Amish

I had always devalued Hestia, the peaceful goddess of the hearth. I thought poor, dull Hestia, the ugly duckling goddess, was stuck by the hearth, while my favorites, Athena and Artemis, were out there in the world, slaying dragons. But when I learned that the Latin word for hearth is focus, something clicked.

December 1989
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