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Overcoming wordiness

A word of explanation about why I care about these two (1, 2) BBC pre-war and wartime prayer books. At some point, perhaps in the early postwar period, American Protestantism became consumed “together

10/17/2018 06:24:36 PM

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)


the problem with proximal power

From a middle-class, white-collar white cis-woman to other middle-class white collar white cis-women. When the call came from an unknown number, I answered because I was waiting for a tow-truck to com

10/17/2018 08:45:05 AM

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Let’s try again

Apologies for the confusion.  You see, it sounded like a good idea to dedicate this space to all things about our new RV life except… Even campgrounds that advertise WiFi – free or otherwise – probabl

10/16/2018 07:58:37 AM

Gathered by the Fire (Site / Info)


Shaping Things of Worth

SHAPING THINGS OF WORTH PUUF, Oct. 14, 2018 Rev. Kit Ketcham             I play a word game called Lexulous online with my sister, just about every day, going back and forth wirelessly between my home

10/14/2018 08:42:27 PM

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Reviewing “Each Returning Day”

A few days ago, a second book arrived from the United Kingdom, the 1940 BBC prayer book Each Returning Day. Four years had passed since the first BBC service book for the broadcast Daily Service, New

10/13/2018 09:26:37 PM

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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The Greatest Showman: “P. T. Barnum: The Legend & the Man”

Have you seen the film The Greatest Showman? The movie is quite good in many ways–especially the soundtrack–although it is not particularly historically accurate. Since it stars Hugh Jackson and Zac E

10/11/2018 08:57:21 PM

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)



8/5/2012 POEM, “Fault Line” California is so many things, but it’s hard to think about California without thinking of earthquakes. The San Andreas Fault and its handiwork is plainly visible. Research

10/09/2018 07:35:32 PM

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

Family Conversation Game

Family Conversation About Prophetic People Game   Materials needed: print out of board and cards, dice, and player tokens (coins or push pins or anything that fits). Directions: Print out the “board”

10/09/2018 05:01:45 PM

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)



          In all wars, everyone loses. And the costs are devastating. We are in a civil war and the price will be with us for decades. Once again it’s parent against child, sibling against sibling. Ju

10/09/2018 01:01:28 PM

Ichabod's Kin (Site / Info)



 Son #2, BMX Failure When my sons were adolescents, and devoted to skateboards and BMX bikes, we visited a skateboard shop called "Failure". I can only guess that the young adults owners' parents told

10/09/2018 08:57:49 AM

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

A Gen Xer Raised for a Different World Than This

I was not made for this world. My mother was. She was right before the Boomers, the tail end of the Silent Generation. In some ways, she and I, her late-in-life baby, can relate more to each other tha

10/08/2018 10:00:00 AM

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

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The Lure of the Local

Part 1: Community in Place and the Longing for Home  For a couple of years, in what now feels like another lifetime, I oversaw a new play development program with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in

10/08/2018 08:21:52 AM

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Growth Rings

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 10/7/18. It responds to the pain around this week’s news, especially in relation to the Supreme Court hearings, and s

10/07/2018 03:29:49 PM

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Active Hope: Coming From a Place of Gratitude

It’s been another grueling week in our country, which culminated yesterday in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court’s 114th justice despite serious concerns about his honesty, tempe

10/07/2018 08:11:20 AM

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)


Holding Happiness in the Same Hand with Rage

If only certain people had been given a ukulele when they were young. Little Charlie Grassley, plucking out a tune. Young Lindsey Graham, strumming "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Who knows what might h

10/04/2018 05:52:00 PM

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

“Being Gendered in the 21st Century”

The Genderbread Person is a playful but serious graphic attempt to visualize the four broad spectrums of gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual attraction. One of the most impo

10/03/2018 03:30:33 PM

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


Active Hope: Call to Adventure

This has been a tough week. Every week since November two years ago has seemed tough, every week has seen some knock against our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Values, but this week was somethi

09/30/2018 08:22:02 AM

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Turn and Face the World

In a service at the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester a few weeks ago, just before Yom Kippur, I spoke about the Jewish spiritual practice of teshuvah – turning in the heart. How do we turn, I as

09/28/2018 03:39:39 PM

The Song and the Sigh (Site / Info)

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How It Might Have Gone (My Universalist Dream Ballet Version of the Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearings)

I was imagining all day yesterday how it might have gone. I keep thinking of it like my Universalist-Dream-Ballet version of the horrifying/captivating Senate Hearings. That is, a version of events fu

09/28/2018 01:14:43 PM

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Women, Girls, & Cats: Be a Vashti

1  This is what happened during the time of Xerxes, a ]'>[a] A )'>  the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces B )'>  stretching from India to Cush b ]'>[b] : C )'>   2  At that time King Xerxes reigned

09/28/2018 10:05:16 AM

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)