Category Archives: The Playground

Return to the Playground

Through these daily reflections, we play a lot with metaphor.    Through  metaphor we engage our imaginations in a way that can allow us to think about our lives, to explore unfamiliar places, and to go on some adventures. That has … Continue reading

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The Playground: Playing with the Principles

Unitarian Universalists hold Seven Principles as our wise guides in living in the world.  I am wondering what they would look and sound like on the playground. The inherent worth and dignity of every person. On the playground:  hey, there’s … Continue reading

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Playground: Doing Good

When I was a child in the fifties, we had lot of little rhymes and songs for various purposes.  We had “Einie, Meanie, Miney, Moe….” for choosing people and things, we had jump rope songs, like “Down the Mississippi Where … Continue reading

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Playground: A Marine’s God

Recently, I noticed a bumper sticker on a pickup truck that got my attention.  I don’t usually pay too much attention to bumper stickers, but this one made me smile and reflect a bit.  The sticker read, “U.S. Marines fear … Continue reading

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July 4–The Playground: Playing Well

This anniversary of our nation’s independence comes on the heels of many events that cause us–regardless of one’s political views–to reflect on the meaning of our values. Civil Rights.  Life.  The Pursuit of Happiness.  Freedom. The Freedom to speak, to practice … Continue reading

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The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Playing Alone

Our third Principal calls us to accept each other as we are and to encourage spiritual growth.  The first step to this is accepting ourselves and our own growth. When I was younger, I was bullied in school a lot.  … Continue reading

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The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Ties

Our 7th UU Principle says we have respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. I feel like we most exemplify this principle when we call a game a tie.  We say, “both of … Continue reading

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The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Losing

I played basketball when I was younger, from about the first grade (when I was young enough to bug my parents until they gave in) to the fifth grade (when my interests changed).  It can (and probably should) go without … Continue reading

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The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Winning

The 5th principle of Unitarian Universalism states that we believe in the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.  To me this says that we follow our conscience and … Continue reading

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The Playground: What a Day!

Last week, I had a good reminder of how important it is not to take ourselves too seriously.  I was up, getting ready to go to UUCG for our Sunday morning service.  It has been a tough week or so … Continue reading

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