Part 1 On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday here at UUCA, we remember the great man and we listen to his resonant voice, how his words at the start of his sermon entitled “The Drum Major Instinct” slowly and precisely fall and are driven home. I don’t know if he ever called himself […]

Happy new year everybody! And we know what inevitably comes up with a new year: new year’s resolutions. My New Year’s resolution is to help all my friends gain ten pounds so I look skinnier. I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes […]

A couple of years ago, in the fall of 2015, I found myself winning my Ultimate League tennis matches again and again. Against people who had beat me in previous seasons, too. Soon I learned that I had qualified for the post-season tournament, and I had been added to an initial bracket of 64 contenders […]

A moment ago we witnessed something mesmerizing. It was performance poet Marlon Carey at a Ted Talk in Boston, rapping and rat-a-tat tatting through a piece about time: Time is running out There’s never enough time…. Our dismal existence is punching in, punching out Serving time Prisoners trapped inside the hourglass Choking on the sandstorm […]

This has been a tough week. Every week since November two years ago has seemed tough, but this week was something else. I get Washington Post notifications on my smart phone. They pop up and say things. Friday morning I woke up to this notification: “In the fight over Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, the only […]

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