Happy New Year

2016 is now history, and 2017 lies open before us. It’s a new year, and what better time to reflect on The Fool from the tarot? While we often think of a fool as stupid or idiotic, this fool is anything but. He is stepping out on a new adventure with a whole world of … More Happy New Year

Earth My Body

It’s been an interesting week. Last Sunday morning, I woke up not feeling well. I got up, got ready, and headed out to the Unitarian Universalist church where I direct music. By the time the service started, I really didn’t feel well. By the end of the service, I realized a trip to the ER … More Earth My Body

To Love Life: Dancing Between Order and Chaos

This is a sermon I gave at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church on  June 26, 2016. Chapter I: AN UNEXPECTED PARTY [I began by reading an extended section of the first chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit up to the line until he had in fact apparently settled down immovably.] ————————– During the month of … More To Love Life: Dancing Between Order and Chaos

Songs against Hate

Last week, we heard about yet another black man killed by police. And immediately after that, we heard about another. As if that wasn’t enough, less than 24 hours later, a sniper killed five police officers who were working a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas. A few weeks ago, it was a mass shooting … More Songs against Hate