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New Same Grief

Here is a poem I wrote several years ago that the good folks at the Church of the Larger Fellowship turned into a video, to be used as part of online worship as part of their 2014 Mama’s Day celebrations, … Continue reading

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interlude a la blog

My last post was the third of…not sure how many.  At the time, I thought four.  I thought I would write a final post about the Book of Revelation and evil.  But, life happened.  A trip home to Oregon to … Continue reading

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"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after" – Thoreau

Here is the latest blog post from my college friend, Mark Green, whose brave witness to life inspires me.

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Open Adoption: Wounds or Scars? Blogging or Poetry?

Being an adoptive parent has been a huge part of my identity and source of my strength for a really long time now.  It feels like it has been this way forever, or at least my whole life, but I … Continue reading

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In Search of CEU's: Portion Size and a Day Misspent

I spent much of today at a mediocre workshop. Mediocre?  How mediocre?  It was provided by a for-profit machine of professional development opportunities for social service and medical field folks, wherein the presenter was different than the author of the … Continue reading

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Scoundrels, Patriotism, and No Skin in the Game

Wounded veteran honored.   When I look at my newsfeed and google search, this is the primary message just after the otherwise unremarkable State of the Union address given by President Obama.  Sitting next to the First Lady was Sgt. First … Continue reading

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Learning to Drive & Everyday Ethics

One of the things I say to newly separated or divorced parents who are navigating the new and often painful waters of co-parenting with an ex-spouse is that it is sometimes harder to do than parenting as an only parent. … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Muck (sermon)

(I usually post my sermons the same day but life ~ and some ambivalence ~ intervened, but here it is: LAST Sunday’s sermon, just before the new Sunday arrives.  Delivered December 29, 2013 at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, … Continue reading

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Her craigslist ad said "I want to rent a Mom and Dad." The response she got will take your breath away.

This is beautiful. This is why we must be for each other in ways we need each other to help us imagine.

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True Story: Married not Once, but Twice, to a Dying Woman

True Story: Married not Once, but Twice, to a Dying Woman. For those of you who read my post about Casper and Jill, I want to let you know that on Monday, Casper died.  Here is the moving post that … Continue reading

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