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June 29, 2017
Loving What Happens
Amor fati. The love of (your own) fate. The Stoic philosopher Epictetus appears to have...
April 04, 2017
In the Name of Love
There has been a lot to process in the Unitarian Universalist world over the past...
March 14, 2017
Shine on! Faithful living in a breakable world
I spend a lot my time and life energy organizing with the New Orleans community...
December 06, 2016
It has been over two decades now, but I still remember being assigned A Feminist...
November 17, 2016
Kick the Dog, Pet the Dog—Off-Loading Anxiety
There’s two things we can do with suffering: we can kick the dog; or we...
November 14, 2016
You Are Not Wrong
You are not wrong if you are grieving. You are not wrong if you are...
September 27, 2016
How Can You Say You Love Me?
The Rabbi Jeffrey Summit [of Tufts Hillel] tells a Hasidic story of the rabbi who...
September 22, 2016
Hand Me A Pickaxe, Please! I Need Hope!
I’ve been thinking lately about despair and hope, especially for people like me who live...
September 20, 2016
Dear Friends, Happy Autumn! On day one of my summer break a dear friend recommended...
September 08, 2016
Sharing in the Anthropocene
My ethics in terms of economics comes from the first of the Humanist Manifestos: “Humanists...
September 01, 2016
The Mindfulness of Stoicism, Part Five
Last week I continued a discussion of the Stoic methods of inner-discipline (what’s popularly called...
August 18, 2016
The Mindfulness of Stoicism, Part Three
Last week I continued a discussion of the seven Stoic methods of inner-discipline (what’s popularly...
July 12, 2016
Black Lives Matter more than White Fear
Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. In Louisiana In Minnesota In Texas Black Lives Matter....
July 08, 2016
A Mathematics of Loss
Mathematics There is no algebra for death. No life lost cancels out another. The idea...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 16, 2016
Orlando: God herself Is Inconsolable
When I was coming out as a young lesbian, back in the late 70s and...
June 16, 2016
Swing Vote in the Bitter Election: Reflections on Orlando
The recent massacre in the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida is unfortunately an example...
June 13, 2016
Profile of a Murderer
Don’t get me wrong. I am not generally a fan of profiling. I find it...
May 08, 2016
Here’s what I want to say for Mother’s Day. Motherhood isn’t just one thing. And...
April 12, 2016
A spiritual responsibility for a moral tomorrow
In case the not so subtle nuances and coded language around race and class that are...
April 05, 2016
Letter to the Editor
Louisiana is the most incarcerated place in the world. Let's truly sit with that for...
March 24, 2016
Cutting Some Slack for Integrity
Reformers. Protestants. Heretics. Loudmouths. William Tyndale’s (1494-1536) crime was translating the bible into English. Tyndale said,...
March 22, 2016
Holy Work in this Holy Week
As the Christian world grieves and celebrates the Passion of Christ during this Holy Week,...
March 15, 2016
The Grace of Learning
In life, there are many things we can learn from other people. And there are...
February 16, 2016
The heartwork of coming alive
“Under all the harsh noise of the world coming in on us, this is how...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
December 24, 2015
Some Slack for the Tense on the Holidays
I know, I know—some people just love the holiday season—“the hap-, hap-, happiest time of...
December 03, 2015
Fear, Hope, and Hell In A Hand Basket
I learned to type on a manual typewriter. There’s wasn’t an exclamation point (!) on...
November 17, 2015
In the Ruins
In the Ruins A man sits on the rubble— not just in the rubble,...
November 15, 2015
In the Face of Evil
So much heartbreak, so many dead, so many injured. This is what evil looks like—people...
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