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Guided by the Goddess: On Judy Chicago, Prayer, & Divinity

For the past eleven weeks, I have spent every Monday evening in the company of engorged, embodied breasts.  A huge stitched painting, all lilacs melting into periwinkle, figures that melt into landscape and most definitely: breasts front and center, belonging … Continue reading

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On Grace: And So This Is How I Asked for Help

When I became the only parent of two children, aged 5 and 7, I learned more skills about asking for help, about asking for help when I would never be able to reciprocate fully, never be able to pay that … Continue reading

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Returning Stolen Goods: Supporting Sexual Assault Services, Restoring Faith in Humanity

Huffington Post, get over yourself! Here is a news report about burglars who stole computers and other valuable items, discovered they were from an organization that works to prevent sexual assault, then returned the stolen items, leaving a what HuffPo … Continue reading

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Summer of Solid Rocks

The summer after my first “marriage” ended has a name.  I use quotation marks around the word marriage (and later for the word divorce) not because the relationship wasn’t real or committed.  It was.  The quotations are there to reflect … Continue reading

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Buddhist Voices in Unitarian Universalism: A Book Review

Over the New Year, I attended my first ten-day silent retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.  After attending seminary where the vast majority of students and professors are deists, and after serving a Christian church for half a … Continue reading

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My experience flying from Germany to England

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHcim_KNZYw My sister-in-law showed this to me not long after I arrived in London, having flown RyanAir from Frankfurt-Hahn to London-Stansed, having had to eject a bottle of wine because it made my baggage overweight.

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City Called Wait: Where Not Everything Is Lost

Not all that long ago, I flew to the West Coast to visit my mother.  Originally, the tickets I had bought were superb: one layover for less than an hour.  Just enough time so I didn’t have to worry about … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Rachel Maddow (redux)

I am posting this in recognition of an event happening here in Northampton on Sunday, called Maddow Cum Laude. (It’s worth clicking the link because the graphic for the event is way cool!)  Rachel Maddow will be giving her one … Continue reading

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Colbert reacts to the Pope's declaration…

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/426700/may-23-2013/redemption-for-all …but doesn’t call him a UU. This is reference to my last post.

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Paying Attention to the Voice of that Woman: President Obama and a Spiritual Act of Witness

“Can you tell the Muslim people that their lives are as precious as our lives?  Can you take the drones out of the hands of the CIA? Can you stop the signature strikes that are killing people on the basis … Continue reading

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