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Filled With Loving Kindness: All Will Be Well

In the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” the character Sonny says several times, “Everything will be all right in the end … if it’s not all right, it is not yet the end.” A colleague and friend wrote and … Continue reading

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Loss: Loss and Remembrance

“Death isn’t something to be shied away from, Booth. From an anthropological standpoint, the more openly a culture embraces death the less anxiety they associate with it.” (Bones, Season 11, Episode 3) We (my siblings and I) aren’t really sure … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Sharing the Washroom

This year the Southeast UU Summer Institute (SUUSI) was fortunate to find a site for our annual gathering after receiving a rather last-minute call in December from our expected hosts telling us they would not be able to accommodate us. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – The Grove: Giving

“Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself.”  ~Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree  If you look closely, honestly at your relationship with your mother, regardless of the … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: of Gratitude

In 1992, I was arrested with some people that were breaking into cars in Pine Lake.  Seeing that I was on a leave of absence from my family’s first group home, they called my DFACS caseworker to come pick me … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Grocerypalooza

Recently, I’ve begun to shop at Aldi.  I’ve gone from full-time to part-time work, and a quick glance at our finances reveals an inordinate amount of our earnings goes toward groceries. For those who are unfamiliar, Aldi is a discount … Continue reading

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Wings: of Angels

Each and every one of us has experienced the benefit of everyday angels in our lives.  When one sees a need and fills it, without consideration of compensation, when we put forth effort for the benefit of others without expectation … Continue reading

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Ecology: of Being and Gratitude

In recent years, I have come to know and love the work of the Persian poet known as Hafiz.  His poetry has been made available to us by the translations of Daniel Ladinsky. Hafiz did not write about ecology as … Continue reading

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Birth: Good things seeds

The Buddha encouraged us to think of the good things done for us by our parents, by our teachers, friends, whomever; and to do this intentionally, to cultivate it, rather than just letting it happen accidentally. Ajahn Sumedho, “The Gift … Continue reading

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Birth: at Home

Earlier this week a severe storm raged through this area.  The rolls of thunder shook the walls and windows of my house, as the winds caused the limbs of tall trees in our yard to scrape against the outer walls … Continue reading

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