“Auld lang syne…” …To days gone by.”

Auld Lang Syne…(A prayer for the New Year….any New Year) Familiar wordsMeaning, ‘times gone by.’Sung and celebrated at year’s endAlmost all the way around the world(With some notable exceptions.)Celebrated by lifting a ‘cup of kindness’To memoriesOf days…and years,gone by. But what about the days that are still yet to be?“Gus na làithean ri thighinn.” (“Until …

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Lady Liberty is in Tears

I delivered this at the KEEPING  FAMILIES TOGETHER rally at the Plymouth UU  Church, June 23, 2018 “Give me your tired, your poor”…she said. As long as they are white, Christian, educated, financially stable and have passed the merit based competency qualifications – which we haven’t developed yet…but maybe someday….we’ll just have to wait and …

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A Warning to all Crocuses

A Warning to all crocuses This is not a good year for blooming. The political situation is vile, mean spirited Cruel and dangerous. The international situation is worse. Desperate …mean spirited, cruel and explosively dangerous Climate change and global warming threaten every living thing on earth. Rising seas and temperatures Melting glaciers Disappearing species and …

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The coming and the going of Christmas Present

The coming and the going of Christmas Present A poem…. short play…or sacred drama. (Check one or all that apply) Cast:…The Searcher and The Producer Searcher enters, walks onto empty stage and looks around. S: “So this is it? Where is everybody?”….Producer enters from stage left. P: “What were you expecting?”  S: “Oh, I don’t …

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Mysteries….Ministry….where is the dividing line?

Ministry and murder are most unlikely bedfellows, but put them together and they make for a good story and a good teaching tool. My protagonist, Olympia Brown, is a lady minister. Her partner in sleuthing is a gay Roman Catholic priest, more recently, an Anglican priest. Why that combination? Because it raises eyebrows; it gets …

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