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I was deeply moved the first time I heard singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco’s song

I was deeply moved the first time I heard singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco’s song Overlap as she describes a relationship. And it was much later that I realized how clearly this can speak to my experiences within interfaith communities, and in particular, for the areas of diversity and inclusion. Ms. DiFranco wrote a phrase that you […]

First new Solstice early morning swim. . .

Pushing through the water, Cat Steven’s rendition of “Morning Has Broken” runs through my mind and I sing: Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world. Then turning around with a backstroke, the […]

Honoring the Divine Feminine: A Church Without Walls.

Honoring the Divine Feminine: A Church Without Walls. That phrase has served our community well, from nearly the beginning. A Church without Walls. You know that change I talked about a couple weeks ago? The change from old paradigm to new? From things that were working but now maybe aren’t quite working anymore? A Church […]

Octogenarian Wisdom

My grandkids think I am wise. What I see in my grandkids and my great grandkids is that each generation comes into the world seems brighter and more aware. We all learn by being taught from families, schools, cultures, mores and ethics. We learn to be nice, careful, kind and considerate. We also learn to […]