This International Women's Day I pause to salute all the women out there who have made this world a better place in whatever capacities they may have found or placed themselves in. I especially salute those who, though doubly taxed by having to manage domestic and office work, can still "skate" themselves gracefully through the heavy traffic in the virtual streets of our earthly existence. I wish to see more women taking greater roles in governance processes and in ecclesiastical circles. I wish for more constructive dialogues between the advocates of matriarchy and the guardians of patriarchy. I wish that we don't have to make Venus and Mars collide and so incinerate the earth.