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The art of living through a pandemic

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The art of living through a pandemic

During the AIDS era, the saving presence of art in my life enabled me both to grieve full time and to serve as a minister full time.

Mark L. Belletini 6/1/2020

Deep magic

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Deep magic

I'll keep being open to deep magic until I find a way to believe in it.

Meg Barnhouse 5/13/2019 Spring 2019

One Unitarian Universalist’s way

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One Unitarian Universalist’s way

Finding myself on the Camino de Santiago.

Rachel Mize 4/16/2019 Spring 2019

Where there can be no words

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Where there can be no words

I go for fierce landscapes every chance I get.

Jane Ranney Rzepka 2/18/2019

So simple anyone can do it

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So simple anyone can do it

You just sit in a chair and write, right?

Meg Barnhouse 1/30/2019

On the days I eat

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On the days I eat

Music is a spiritual discipline for me. And I only need to practice on the days I eat.

Colleen M. McDonald 8/27/2018 Summer 2018

Diverse baptisms

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Diverse baptisms

The first time, I emerged merely breathless, wet, and cold.

Jim Sherblom 4/2/2018 Spring 2018

Schrödinger’s father

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Schrödinger’s father

The impending death of a loved one often leaves us sitting in a between-state.

Kenneth Sutton 3/26/2018 Spring 2018

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

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Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

The holiday season can be a tangled web of memory, tradition, longing, and joy.

Meg Barnhouse 12/21/2017

Of course I’m racist

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Of course I’m racist

Unlike many Unitarian Universalists, I was brought up openly racist. I’ve made progress, and I still have a long way to go.

Doug Muder 9/18/2017 Fall 2017

For appropriate seasonal seediness

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For appropriate seasonal seediness

We are all dependent on seeds, literally and metaphorically.

Jinny Batterson 8/28/2017 Fall 2017

Coming of age in an American internment camp

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Coming of age in an American internment camp

Rose Tanaka, a Denver UU, graduated high school at Manzanar, the infamous American internment camp for people of Japanese descent.

Kenny Wiley 7/17/2017 Summer 2017

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