So Many Kind Faces: UU Buddhist Fellowship Convocation

Can you see me there in the back with the striped sweater? I did not make a....


Save Me from my Introversion

This is so typical of me.  I dress to impress.  I am at a conference at which....


I Shot the Sherriff: On Killing the Buddha

I was born in 1967, which makes me a little too young to claim the oldie but goodie, “I Shot the Sherriff,” made popular by Bob Marley in 1973 and by Eric Clapton in 1974.  However, my beloved brother is five years older than I am and my first....


A Swell of the Heart: Metta Sutta

This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows....


Skunked

So the last thing I said to my husband this morning, meant to be a funny quip....


A Week of Firsts

This week has been a week of religious firsts in my family. Last night I attended my first Maundy Thursday service.  Before this year, I had never heard of Maundy Thursday so if you don’t know what it is, I feel you.   For those not in the know,....


Companion Theodicy

Last year, my friend’s 19-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby girl at six....


Ave que Emigra by Gaby Moreno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VyIts80W_g I am posting this to go with the....


Metaphors of Mariposas

The sanctuary of this worn Catholic church looks like what I imagine the churches during the Montgomery bus boycotts looked like: families of all sizes filling the pews, smiling children, deep personal investment, loving arms swung around the shoulders....