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OUR Covenant and The City

Like rivers from places near and far, we come together again. And we do this as Unitarian Universalists, meaning that we are atheists and we are theists in community together. We are atheists and theists and Buddhists and Pagans and Jews and Christians and New Agers and star-bellied Sneetches and plain-bellied Sneetches and I-don’t-know-what-I-am-but-I–know-what-I-don’t-like and […]

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What’s in Your Backpack

The Power of Myth features some of Joseph Campbell’s most profound sayings about the hero’s journey. One of them is this: “A hero is someone who has given his life to something bigger than himself. That’s the central message of the myth. You as you know yourself are not the final term of your being.” […]

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Lessons from The Little Prince

  Once upon a time there was a famous writer named Antoine de Saint-Exupery whose country was being devoured by war and he fled to America, and there he felt helpless and lonely. Besides this, he was struggling with his marriage and also with the memory of the near-fatal crash of his airplane years earlier […]

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Beauty of the Butterfly: Letter to Maya Angelou

June 14, 2015 Dear Maya, How strange it will seem to my hearers and readers that I am writing a letter to one who can never literally receive it. You died just a little over a year ago. And yet, you seem very much alive to me. Once you said, “We delight in the beauty […]

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Building the World We Dream About

Last week I’m driving on 285 towards my home in Dunwoody and I see a police car on the far right flash on its strobe lights, launch itself into the stream of traffic, hone in on a car, lock on. The unhappy car slows to a stop, and just as I’m passing by (thanking my […]

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