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Flight: Sprouting Wings

As parents we plant the seed of humanity and we cultivate the growth of our children’s wings for eighteen years.  We nurture and guide them to maturity, and lovingly teach them to fly.  As adult members of an inter-generational community, … Continue reading

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Wings: Getting There

Are we there yet?  The age-old cry from children in the back of the car, impatient to reach the intended destination.  Weary, cranky, eager to get this part of the trip over with so that they can get to the … 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: Transforming Community

During a workshop at a recent gathering of Unitarian Universalists, those present were asked to articulate their dream for the world.  I summed up my dream in two words: Radical Relatedness. I dream of a world in which people are radically related … 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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Sowing: Seeds of Faith

Last night was the UUCG annual fundraising event.  Traditionally, this event has been an auction, but this year we tried something different.  This year we had what was more of an “auction-themed party”.  Guests would offer their donation at the … Continue reading

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Sowing: Metagenomics, science as metaphor

There is a relatively new field of scientific study called metagenomics.  Just as geneticists are tracking the human genome, they are also tracking the genomes of myriad living things.  In the world of microbiology, tracking the genomics of a pathogen … Continue reading

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Sowing: Star Trek: Connected by Our Differences

“I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.” -Surak of Vulcan, Star Trek: TOS, episode #77, “The Savage Curtain” There are few pop culture phenomena that serve … Continue reading

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Sowing: Containers that Nurture

After the Sunday service couple of weeks ago, I asked my son how his Religious Exploration class went that day. He is in the Earth group, and he has been enthusiastic about sharing their plans for garden spaces on UUCG’s … Continue reading

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Ecology: Community

On the cold and rainy night before the big ice storm, I was out late walking my dog. Almost all my neighbors had moved their cars to the top of their driveways, or on to the street so they could … Continue reading

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