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March 03, 2014
Company at the Bedside
On a good night these days our Little Bean (aka, Little Night Owl) will unwind...
February 18, 2014
“By not finding Dunn guilty of murder, the jury could not unanimously conclude that one...
February 07, 2014
I have fallen a bit behind. I had high hopes this year of completing the...
January 31, 2014
What Bowling Taught Me About Patience
A couple of week's ago, on a cold Chicago afternoon, after being cooped up for...
January 31, 2014
Beginning must not be the end….
As we conclude this month focused on beginnings, I am struck by the renewed interest...
January 20, 2014
How Is It with Your Day?
I recently asked a friend, via e-mail, what her daily routine was like. It was...
January 13, 2014
The Coin That Wowed Me
A very simple thing happened the other day. Someone bought me the 20 cent...
January 07, 2014
Unconditional Love: An Epiphany
Over winter solstice, I watched my father tending to KG, his first grandchild, with unconditional...
December 24, 2013
Joy to the World!
As the Community Minister for the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists, I spend a lot...
December 23, 2013
Is This Christmas, Mama?
Every time we say “Christmas,” our little one points at the Christmas tree. The period...
November 14, 2013
How Sisyphus Got It Right
I have participated in National Novel Writing Month three times now. I have never reached...
October 28, 2013
In The Waiting Time
I really do not like waiting. I will put something back on a shelf rather...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
October 04, 2013
America…Where Do We Begin?
I can’t sleep. Again. Tonight I’m thinking about how, in the city where I live,...
September 28, 2013
First, gather friends and family. Together, build a structure with at least three sides. Roof...
September 06, 2013
And Now, Introducing…Food
This post could also be titled "What Will Our Daughter Learn From Us About Eating,...
August 30, 2013
September = Back to….
It's September, pretty much, and all-the-sudden. I feel the lure of "back-to-school" as surely as...
August 21, 2013
Perhaps you have heard about Antoinette Tuff, who this week single-handedly prevented a massacre at...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
August 16, 2013
Welcome To This Broken World, Sweetheart (2013)
Amid the commotion of our family's ordinary daily lives, I do pay some attention to...
July 29, 2013
Keep the Faith!
In his story of a man with a sneering wife, Sufi master Rumi begins: A...
July 20, 2013
Embodied Justice, Embodied Speech
Beloveds, let us have a common vocabulary. In the midst of the conversation on race...
July 15, 2013
Stand Your Ground
George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. Apparently he was allowed to “stand his...
July 12, 2013
O Parenting: You Humble Me
Our Little Bean is starting to stand, ever-so-momentarily, on her own. Meanwhile, our lives careen...
June 07, 2013
Into the Summer Daze
We want summer to be leisurely. We want it to be restful. We want it...
May 24, 2013
On Keeping Up
I have a half dozen ideas for things I'd like to write about swirling about...
May 11, 2013
Standing in the doorway between the ticket table and the concert last night, the music...
May 10, 2013
Who Decides What Is “Value-Added?”
For whatever reasons having to do with time but also interest, I am the one...
May 08, 2013
For Mother’s Day
What will you be doing for Mother’s Day? I confess it’s never been a big...
April 26, 2013
Not Avoiding Forests, Though They Have All Those Trees
I sometimes (daily?) get overwhelmed by the minutiae of life. I often feel amazed at...
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