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April 18, 2014
Simple Prayer, Profound Meditation
please… please.. please...please. I whispered the words softly, quietly. As I stood in the bridal...
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 03, 2014
On Building Bridges
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton About five years ago,...
December 20, 2013
Beauty of the Season? Really?
I did not plan to write this post. In fact, I had intended to write...
November 01, 2013
The Language of Faith
Last Sunday, while out to lunch with my husband and two young kids, we passed...
June 27, 2013
Arguing Over the Light
All religions, all this singing, one song. Rumi 1. A poet I met once, Leslie...
May 02, 2013
Softballing with Spinoza
If a triangle could speak, it would say . . . that God is eminently...
April 11, 2013
Bodhidharma Proposes to the Wall
Bodhidharma sat there, they say, nine years, but you know how they talk. Bodhidharma there...
April 04, 2013
Life, you’ve noticed, is serious. In all seriousness, it kicks your butt, then, in all...
March 19, 2013
Tomorrow is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Central Pennsylvania,...
March 14, 2013
Why I am a Unitarian Universalist
At college I found a small group of humanists who called themselves Unitarian Universalists. They...
March 07, 2013
Doubt, the Scurry
Thinking of it is your first mistake. A scurry caught in the corner of a...
March 05, 2013
Waiting for Snow in Carlisle
Today, I carpooled to a daylong meeting with several colleagues. As we rode back toward...
February 28, 2013
“There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.” Frederich Nietzsche Hard...
February 26, 2013
Paying Attention Again
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake. . . .Only that day dawns...
February 21, 2013
The cattails I brought you have burst long ago & sent their fluff seeding wherever...
February 15, 2013
Hats & Maps
1. (in the thick) Once an argument could cut like a two-edged sword. But that’s...
December 30, 2012
What a Day for a Daydream!
It turns out I’m not as good at daydreaming as I used to be. When...
September 29, 2012
Be Here Later, or Be There Now?
I finally cleaned the back yard the other day, a task I had spent several...
September 04, 2012
Run for Your Life!
I have always been fairly athletic, and I enjoy playing a good game that gets...
September 02, 2012
Friends: The Spice of Life
If most of our life consists of basic repetitive tasks that are simple and predictable—some...
July 05, 2012
On Being a Murphyist
I have spent the last seven years in the occasional study of a religious system...
June 26, 2012
The New Face of Courage
Courage comes in many forms and it wears many faces. We often think of those...
June 07, 2012
A Personal Relationship with God
The aspect of my personal faith that seems to bring about the most confusion in...
May 16, 2012
Changing Your Wiper Blades
Last week I bought new windshield wipers for my car and I was amazed at...
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