A little more than 163 years ago, our Unitarian Universalist spiritual ancestor Henry David Thoreau spoke about wildness. “Our village life would stagnate,” he said, “if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it. We need the tonic of wildness […] We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, […]

Today we begin a new worship series that takes up the question of “home.” But by “home,” I’m not talking about a mere physical place where a person might happen to sleep, and nor am I talking about the physical space where a person might attend services. We all know that physical locations can change. […]

I hope there is no adult in this space who underestimates the importance of gifts of time to children. Even the seeming smallest can become a formative memory forever. Several summers in a row, I spent time living with my father’s parents. Baba and Dido I called them, since we’re Ukrainian. One lazy Saturday, I […]

Nancy Bartlett In 2012 I went to Mexico – my first time ever out of the United States or Canada  – and I went for seven weeks … alone, no one’s needs or wants to accommodate but my own.  I lived in a pretty small room so cleaning took all of 10 minutes a week. […]