Unitarian Universalist congregations are discovering the power of banners. They have been putting up banners on the outside (some on the inside) of the buildings proclaiming that "Black Lives Matter".
“Peach Blossom Spring,” or “Peach Blossom Fountain,” is a well-known Chinese story by T’ao Yuan-ming, whose literary name was T’ao the Hermit (or recluse). I put part of this story on an earlier blog
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The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating suga
I am delighted two more preaching engagements. On October 18 I will be preaching at the Unitarian Church in Fall River, MA. And on October 25 I will be preaching at Bell Street Chapel in Providence, R
Last week, Pastor Thomas Linton of Bethel Baptist Church called for all Christian Clergy to gather in prayer because of the racial tensions in the city and in the nation. Tuscaloosa News reported th
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Over the past three weeks, I have had adequate time to reflect upon three words. Black. Lives. Matter. Since I am a "word person," an English major, a writer, a preacher, and a reader, words are my
“We gather to seek truth in the knowledge that the truth we find may not be the truth we seek. We gather as humble community, in the knowledge that we all need mutuality and affirmation, even in o
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It was on this day in 1902 that Le Voyage dans la Luna was first screened. It is generally considered the first science fiction movie.
The summer after my freshman year in college, Sarah McLachlan released her album Surfacing. Among the many singles from that album that seemed to be playing on every radio, in every elevator, and in e
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Most Americans will never see Alaska. Most will never see Denali. Most Americans couldn't report a single fact about William McKinley beyond that he was assassinated. If that. Most Americans don't liv
The poet Mark Nepo writes that when “we find ourselves in an emergency at night, in a life-changing crisis or a passage that feels quite dark, we need to lean into life, not away, and strike ourselves
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No image-maker worships the Gods. He knows what they are made of. trans. Herbert Giles, Gems of Chinese Literature, p. 245, from a collection of Chinese proverbs.
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For LoraKim, who rose with Mary for a year, and then more than a year, and then ever afterward, and shows me every day that my work is loving the world. SPOKEN INVOCATION “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliv
Way back when he reviewed the Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor’s lovely book “Alone With Others,” The Western Buddhist John Blofeld wrote an introduction praising the young monk scholar and his writing
Jerry Ivan Allison was born on this day in 1939. He was the drummer for the Crickets and continued as their leader following Buddy Holly’s death. A fun factoid, his then namesake and later wife is the
12. If you hope to get better, you’ve got to stop saying, “If I leave time for thought, I will starve to death.” Isn’t it better to starve than to survive in agitation? Peace of mind has a cost. Tagge
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Institutional racism harms everyone it touches, even the privileged from brilliant Thomas Jefferson to rather average me. It is a rot which eats away at our common humanity. I feel a lot of compassion
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I’m working on a book introducing koan introspection. I was considering weaving in a bibliography for people who wanted to go deeper into various aspects that I touched on, but which could profitably