Listening is an Act of Love

Listening is an Act of Love

I had a great Saturday night listening. It was at Unity Temple, where I already do a lot o f listening, but this time it was the Spring Music Festival—one of my favorite events of the year. I got to soak in song after song, 

Turning Our Beliefs into Action

Turning Our Beliefs into Action

Religion is the way you live your life, my (later) childhood minister the Rev. Paul Beattie used to say. This was a helpful way for me to think about what it meant to be a Unitarian Universalist, particularly in those days, when so many of 

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Long, long ago, in 1996, I went to my first General Assembly, the annual continental gathering of Unitarian Universalists, which that year was held in Indianapolis. I got there via an epic two day road trip with four other seminarians from Harvard Divinity School, and 

Life is Fragile

Life is Fragile

It’s gotten so I’m not sure what I would do without the morning (dog) walk to ground me and get me ready for the day. The quiet (or sometimes the podcasts) help me wake up to the world and myself. I read once somewhere, and 

Sorrow, Fear, Frustration and Hope

Sorrow, Fear, Frustration and Hope

I feel so much sorrow. Between what is happening in the world right now, combined with the UTUUC staffing changes and financial situation, there is just so much to be sad about. And to be scared about. I am guessing that many of you feel 

The Antidote to Despair is Action

The Antidote to Despair is Action

For the past six years, our son has attended the elementary school around the corner from our house. He started when he was  tiny pipsqueak of five and a half and now, at eleven, in his last days there, he is taller than me. Every