Category Archives: The Muses

The Muses: Rest, Reflect, and be Inspired

On Saturdays we take a break from the Words in order to rest and reflect, but this month we’re doing things a little differently.  In honor of the Muses, we are adding just a little inspiration for your Saturday.  It … Continue reading

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The Muses: Encounter

Here is how I encounter the Muse.  She always comes to me just after I come face to face with a problem.  The washing machine has not only died, but it has leaked water all over the floor.  Or, I … Continue reading

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The Muses: Honesty

I do not think there is a person on this planet that does not experience some degree of self-doubt at at least one time in their life.  Small children, perhaps, but that supreme confidence of the very young is soon … Continue reading

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The Muses: Memory

O Muse, help me remember . . . This week I am taking my AP Latin students into the ancient Roman epic, Virgil’s Aeneid. True to the ancient Greek and then Latin form, the epic, somewhere in the first few lines, … Continue reading

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The Muses: What I am living for–Part 3

(Over these past three days we have been sharing the homily given by Karen Smith at the January 10 service of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett.  Today’s is the final installment of that series.) Most Unitarian Universalists believe that … Continue reading

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The Muses: What I am living for–Part 2

(We are sharing, over three days, the homily given by Karen Smith in the January 10 service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett.  In the first part, Karen set us up to ponder how it is we share with … Continue reading

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The Muses: What I am living for–Part 1

(Over the next three days, we will share an edited version of Karen Smith’s homily from the January 10 service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett.  (You can find parts 2 & 3 here and here)) A couple of … Continue reading

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The Muses: Rest, Reflect, and Be Inspired

On Saturdays we take a break from the Words in order to rest and reflect, but this month we’re doing things a little differently.  In honor of the Muses, we are adding just a little inspiration for your Saturday.  It … Continue reading

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The Muses: Birthing Inspiration

Twenty-nine years ago today, I spent the entire day and most of the night in the hospital–with my spouse who was giving birth to our first child.  The details of the day, like so many others, were varied, difficult and … Continue reading

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The Muses: Calliope

Music: Song of the Caged Bird, by Lindsey Stirling The Song I heard the song today. The melody so sweet, It has never played So softly before. It is very strange because, Although I cannot feel the cold, I’m being … Continue reading

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