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Return Again: Born and Reborn Again

I wrote this poem in an attempt to describe my experience many years ago while hiking the Kilauea crater on The Big Island in Hawaii, and then walking the rocky shore many miles away where the lava drips into the … Continue reading

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The Library: Agency of Change

As a public librarian, I’ve given a great deal of thought to what the public library means to me.  First of all, it is one of the most democratic institutions in our country.  For no money beyond taxes anyone can … Continue reading

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The Garden: Impact

“This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” -Chief Seattle … Continue reading

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Departures: Leaving Church

The Methodist Church I grew up in was patent leather Mary Janes, a touring youth choir, and making sandwiches for homeless men at Orlando’s first shelter, our fellowship hall.  I was baptized there, confirmed there, married there.  I grew up … Continue reading

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Departures: Knowing Better

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ~ Maya Angelou Being aware is hard work.  As I have learned and grown, I have found myself in the often onerous position … Continue reading

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Sustenance: One Hour Slow

Over Memorial Day weekend, we stayed at a guesthouse in Leicester, NC.  The house was solar powered, completely off the grid.  Its water came from a spring-fed creek, delivered by gravity.  With a propane stove and refrigerator, all our needs … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Community Transforming

I recently read most of a book titled “Bowling Alone”.  And I say most of a book because it was 480 pages long and full of statistics – a fine subject someone else needs to study.  The author, Robert Putnam, … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: A Smile

I’ve spent years inside of high school buildings which are notorious for long hallways. Every hour or so, with the ring of a bell, hundreds or thousands of human beings move into these long hallways and move to their next … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis – The Journey

Where are you going? We ask ourselves this question periodically as we move through life. Setting goals, checking in on how the journey is progressing, perhaps altering our course or even tweaking our mode of transportation… The truth is that … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Earth Day, the aftermath

During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement.  It was pointed out that, though we all may … Continue reading

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