One of my life’s mentors, the theater/educator/activist Agusto Boal, taught me that while the theatre is a place: a building, a construction designed to house shows and presentations, the word theatre is also the setting for major events, comic or tragic which we are obliged to observe at a distance, as paralyzed spectators: the theatre […]

I’m going to tell you the story of how a species was saved in a McDonald’s parking lot. The Clinch River, which begins in Virginia and flows southwest into Tennessee, is renowned for the incredible diversity of life in its waters, especially its unique variety of freshwater mussels. In addition to being home to a […]

HOMILY –  Rev. Anthony Makar What If? A film from 2003 called Children Full of Life documents a fourth-grade class in a school in Japan, where the teacher, Toshiro Kanamori, has established a goal of children learning how to be happy and how to be compassionate and kind. We just saw one of the ways […]

Homily#1 by Carol Welter There is magic in the air.  This morning we call it Black Girl Magic. Womanism.  This place here, this space, being UU challenges us.  I am challenged to look inward today, to do some inner work.  You Taryn and my sisters have asked me a question and I thank you. Many […]

I wonder if you’ve been feeling your way through the darkness.  I wonder about the quality if your darkness.  Is it masking what you wish to keep hidden?   Is it a relief, to hide within?  Do you know where you are going, or is it unbound and terrifying, without direction or end? In my little […]