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Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be. Attributed to St. Patrick Okay, it IS St. Patrick’s Day, but the whole green thing, I made up. Why not? Celebrating green: as in the traditional color of St. Patrick’s Day; as in the Emerald Isle with its engaging traditions; as in a sustainable world; as in the lovely green… Read More

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama PEACE IS A DECISION, NOT A PRAYER. I’m taking a few days off but not before I wish you a joy-filled holy season and a peace-filled 2019. Warmly, Jamie FOUR MOTTOS Look up and not down; Look out and not in. Look forward and not back; Lend a hand! Unitarian Minister, Edward Everett… Read More

Prof. Molly Worthen’s recent reflection on the paucity of emphasis on memorizing poetry resonated with me very strongly, though for reasons she did not account for in her recent op-ed piece in the New York Times. Based on my own experience spanning an academic lifetime, I would suggest a different approach that could render memorizing poetry more relevant and even more pleasurable. My methodology is very simple and straightforward to describe and,… Read More

Everything that exists can turn to prayer; even the water, even the air. – Robert Lax A Song For Our Lady If you are viewing this post from an email subscription, you’ll likely have to link through to watch the two short videos included today. “And in the beginning was love. Love made a sphere: all things grew within it; the sphere then encompassed beginnings and endings, beginning and end. Love had a… Read More